Southern Dobis | Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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4.43 w/ 49 ratings

Brewed by:
Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single barrel blend of Southern IPA and Dobis Pale Ale. 50/50 blend per the brewer.

Added by CheapBeerBuzz on 02-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 8
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4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Being well traveled and having good friends in the VT area; I have been spoiled by the greats of the American Microbrew industry (HF, Lawson's, Treehouse, MBC, NEBC, etc). With that being said, I felt the need to actually write a review on this brewery and this beer in particular as it rivals some of the best east coast beer on the market.

I watched this growler get filled today (26 Aug 14), the beer went on tap the 24th. So it hasn't been sitting in a growler for 16 days.

S: What you would expect from Cellarmaker, DANK! You can definitely smell the Southern Passion.

T: Hoppy but not overwhelming, exactly how I like a pale ale. It's a juicy beer with super slight spicy hint and some sweetness to compliment.

M: Fine, light carbonation. Just as a quality, unpasteurized brew should be.

O: See initial comments.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

This is a very attractive looking pale ale. Nice bright orange color with good carbonation and lacing. Super fruity nose. Lots of citrus, tropical fruits, and just a hint of the malt. The flavors on this one are off the charts. Perfect balance of sweetness, bitterness and citrus. This may very well be one of the best and most interesting pale ales I've tried. Another amazing pale from the guys in SOMA.

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4.36/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to familynight (Reddit). Filled 6/11, shared with rudzud on 6/27

light fizzy bubbly head fades fairly quickly, little lacing, hazy golden honey orange color. Chill haze.

Nose is loaded with citrus and tropical notes, passion fruit, pineapple, papaya, lots of orange, zest and pith, little tangerine and Clementine.

Taste brings more orange and tangerine juice, little orange cream, with little orange rind and grapefruit pith, touch of passion fruit but no real tropical notes otherwise, fruit pectin, little mango actually, papaya, etc. Hint of light malt base, just enough to prop it up. Mild bitterness that increases a bit on the finish, dry finish, light, more orange juice and Clementine, juicy, little floral notes. So smooth and drinkable. The more I drink it, the more dank and resinous it gets.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb for a growler,

Overall it was a good beer, but I felt it should have been better, I think I'm spoiled wth Tree House, Hill Farmstead, Alchemist, Be Hoppy, etc... still pretty nice but not amazing.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of rudzud
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to JLindros for the share.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice light haze orange hue with a two finger head that faded to leave light blanket.

S - Aromas of big wet hops, citrus, orange, tangerine, candy malts, dank hops, quite aromatic.

T - Taste is nice and bright hops, nice orange, bright, grapefruit finish, light malt sweetness, super faint Clementine. Fairly simple and straightforward but very well executed!

M - Mouthfeel is nice and lightly carbonated, incredibly drinkable.

O - Overall this beer was really nice and pleasant. Good citrus notes, tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Southern Dobis from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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