Hypnotized (Echo Series)
The Rare Barrel

Hypnotized (Echo Series)Hypnotized (Echo Series)
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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #173
ABV:
6%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,374
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.7%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
62
From:
The Rare Barrel
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  10
Gots
  15
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Hypnotized (Echo Series)Hypnotized (Echo Series)
Notes: Hypnotized is a red sour beer aged in unrinsed Ensorcelled barrels. The Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and raspberries from Ensorcelled deepen the complexity of Hypnotized. This Echo Series release presents traces of juicy raspberries and lemon tarts.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 62 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Frosty11161:
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Frosty11161 from California

3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 12, 2017
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scottfrie from California

4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Growler into tulip.

A: Pours a deep cranberry-mahogany color with a finger of fuzzy dark tan head that disappeared into a faint collar.
S: Drying, woody oak dominates along with scents of red berries and musty fruit. There is a woody, earthy funk to the nose as well, and it’s definitely not as brightly acidic and tart smelling as some of their other beers. This has a more rich, deep, and polished scent to it.
T: The oak really shines in this one. Woody, musty, earthy, and spicy wood hit first, followed by a balancing amount of sweet berries and maybe a hint of raisin and caramel. The finish is full of flavors reminiscent to ensorcelled, including jammy raspberries and berry preserves, as well as a few hints of ripe cherries. The aftertaste is juicy, lingering, and very smooth more well-rounded than a fresh, tart, and brightly acidic sour.
M: I get almost no lemony acid or rough edges to the mouthfeel. This beer is still tart, but it’s also fuller, richer, and chewier than I was expecting. Medium-full body, and a drying but overly astringent. The mouthfeel is more mellow and well-rounded than most, and this is surprisingly drinkable.
O: I was impressed by this one. Ensorcelled is one of my favorites from TRB, and this beer had obvious elements that reminded me of it. I was also impressed at how drinkable and smooth it was as there are no rough edges to the mouthfeel. I am excited to see what else comes out of their so called “echo” series.

Aug 09, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep reddish brown topped by a finger of cream colored head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of raspberries and sourness with some toffee like sweetness, oak and funk
T: Taste is a nice blast of sourness up front with some juicy raspberries along with some funk with notes of horseblanket and some oak. Swallow is more sourness and funk with some lingering raspberries and oak.
M: This beer is fairly light in body but it isn't watery. The beer has lively carbonation that is adequate for the style and the acidity gives it a drying finish.
O: This beer rocks the house. Great sourness, great fruit flavors and some really nice complementary notes from the yeast and the barrels. Definitely a great example of the style that is a must try if you can find it.

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May 24, 2016
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Hypnotized (Echo Series) from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 62 ratings