Dammed! | Belching Beaver Brewery

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Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 03-05-2013

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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 16
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, onion, garlic, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with herbal hop and slight onion and garlic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an herbal and somewhat vegetal hop presence all around.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mactrail
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

As you can see from the photo, they call this "Dammed!" now. Attractive dark coppery amber. Lots of bubbles and swirls of foam. Quite spritzy on the tongue. Lucious aroma of ripe pears and citrus.

This is almost a holiday brew, though one with a hop problem. Rich and tangy with an underlying dark roasted malt flavor. Hot with alcohol and sharp with hoppy acidity. some fresh fruity flavors followed by plenty of bitterness. Peppery green mango flavor.

Lemon peel finish. One of the more drinkable DIPAs I've had this year, and this along with the Rabid Beaver Bite is more evidence that these guys know what they're doing in spite of the silly names. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Belching Beaver's tasting room on 30th Street.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to tulip, the appearance was a semi-clear burnt orange color with a small white finger’s worth of foamy head. Left some spotty lace. The aroma had some sweet tropical fruity sugars, soft sweet citrus to bitter, light pine, subtle dried wood and ended with a little bit of danky sweet onion. The flavor started sweet and roamed into the danky sweet to light bitter. Spicy and earthy components slide in for balance. Nicely blended aftertaste filling the finish the same way. The palate was medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Good carbonation and the ABV felt appropriate. Overall, now that’s a West coast styled DIPA!

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of dwagner003
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mig100
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not really sure this is an ipa lol it taste kind of like a slightly hoppy doppelbock. I'm not sure what they were going for... not bad, but they really missed the style mark.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of bumchilly25
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rawfish
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of arizcards
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar in early September for $6.99. No freshness date but refrigerated since the purchase.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that is lingering.

Nose is ripe citrus.

Taste is overripe grapefruit with lemon peel and an oily hop presence that is present from start to finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and decently carbonated.

Overall this is a serviceable brew that has an OK flavor but nothing special. Nothing against the fellas from Belching Beaver (love the PB Stout) but there are many better alternatives in the San Diego market.

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass.

3.75 A: Moderately hazed amber orange color. Three fingers of pillowy beige head. Retention is about average and lots of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Big citrusy component in this - tons of mango, orange, papaya. Rich caramel and toffee maltiness. Grapefruit and some pine.

3.5 T: Like the nose, big citrus with a strong malt backbone. Fruit trio mentioned above, caramel and toffee. Unfortunately this has some cooked vegetables in there, which their IPA also had.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy and smooth enough.

3.25 D: It tastes pretty good overall, but I have to dock it some points due to the off flavors.

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Dammed! from Belching Beaver Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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