Doomsauce
Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Ranked #107
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,017
Avg:
4 | pDev: 7.5%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
46
From:
Lord Hobo Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  8
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Doomsauce has notes of soft, tropical fruits normally found in Boomsauce, but is complimented with a velvety, smooth dark finish. The malts used are Midnight Wheat and Blackprinz. Midnight Wheat is the smoothest black malt available, because you get a slightly sweet, slightly roasty, incredibly clean finish versus any bitter, astringent, or dry flavors. Blackprinz is used for the same reason that Midnight Wheat is, except its just a little more subtle and maybe a hint more of a roasty malt. Adding the black malts are used for the smoothness and not for any bitter or astringent tastes.
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Reviews by harrypowers:
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had some draft Boomsauce last night and a tall boy of Doomsauce tonight. Fun to compare.

Pours a near black with a small tan foam. Medium carbonation.

Both lead with a strong hop aroma. The addition of wheat malt to DS gives a darker roasted taste than BS. This pretty much hides the fruity notes in BS for my tongue.

This is nice wheat IPA!

Oct 22, 2019
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liquorpig from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nov 22, 2019
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 11, 2019
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into IPA glass. Dated 10/15/19.
Look is black. Smell is sweet malt. Taste follows nose and is very malty. Feel is medium. Overall would not call it a BIPA. Expected more hops. Like the name not the beer.

Nov 06, 2019
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blissfulNemo from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 27, 2019
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Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 05, 2020
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superspak from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/28/2019. Pours hazy/opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, black currant, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, biscuit dough, toasted dark bread, and herbal/floral/grassy/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and black/roast/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, black currant, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, biscuit dough, toasted dark bread, and herbal/floral/grassy/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery hops; and roast/charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, black currant, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, biscuit dough, toasted dark bread, and herbal/floral/grassy/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and black/roast/bready malt flavors; with a great hop/char malt/bitterness balance; and no acrid/astringent hop/roast flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/sticky, and fairly chalky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.8%. Overall this is an awesome black DIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and black/roast/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the modestly bitter/resin/charred/drying finish; not overly aggressive/charred on roast. Awesome Ella, Mosaic, Falcolners Flight, Amarillo profile. Extremely juicy and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced wheat, oat, black, roasted malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness from lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. Hoping for this style to make a comeback sometime.

Apr 26, 2019
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Mikexw from New York

4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 10, 2019
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paulish from New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 21, 2020
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 16, 2020
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and great lace around the glass. The aroma does have citric hops in there, but they are underneath a mild roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Decent balance, good citric and dirty hoppiness underneath a rather dry, heavy, maltiness with touches of sweetness. The ABV is well-hidden, at least it is not noticeable, and it's a smooth beer and worth trying.

Nov 15, 2019
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BarryMFBurton from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 25, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single can from Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI.
Pours a clear black with teaming creamy brown head that caps the top of my tulip.
Aroma of grapefruit, grainy roasted malt, earth hops, pine and slight coffee note.
The taste has earthy floral hops, grapefruit pith, evergreen on a rich roast chocolate malt base, with building pine and coffee bitterness.
Medium full mouthfeel on moderate carbonation with lingering hop bitterness, but enough malt sweetness to make very drinkable and hiding the 7.8% ABV.

Dec 17, 2019
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Oct 08, 2019
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Amendm from Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A moderate pour from a 16-oz. can yields a finger of khaki foam with long retention and patches of lace. Black coffee brown (almost black) with dark brown-amber highlights.

Citra hops with lemon and orange greet the nose, faint caramel and roasted malt with a little coffee.

Citrus juice almost adds sweetness to the taste. 1st up is roasted taste followed closely by caramel malt then bitter roasted un-malted barley. Between neutral and semi-dry with average bitterness at first. Chared earthy wood with dry red grape and general baked fruit build up the taste. The finish is dry with a considerable rise in bitterness from roasted barley and hops. The aftertaste is bitter and long, a moderate astringency lingers.

Medium-light body with ample carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden, it emerges during the aftertaste. NEIPA juiciness and sweetness are matched by roasted tastes and bitterness. The aftertaste is a little too strong. It states “Black Double IPA” on the label.

Nov 09, 2019
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Prost76 from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 13, 2019
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FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

2.72/5  rDev -32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Burns in throat. Stout on rear. Coffee aftertaste

Sep 29, 2020
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eljabak from Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 01, 2019
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a pub-style pint.

Appearance
Near black with very little light penetration. Tight laced tan head.

Nose
Mango, pineapple, papaya, coffee, caramel, roasted barley, and cocoa.

Taste
Mango, papaya, and pineapple pleasantly mixed with black coffee, dusted cocoa, and caramel. Pine resin and grapefruit persists.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, crisp, sticky, off-dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Tropics mixed with dark roasted malts. A genre severely under represented. Bring it back!

Oct 11, 2019
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Feb 10, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8/21/20

Ahh, the black IPA, my first of the style. From what I understand, there is not many that are widely available anymore, so I'm very excited to try this one

Pours a very dark brown with 2 fingers of khaki colored head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves great lacing

There's definitely a nice balance in the aroma. I get lots of piney hops, roasted barley, dark fruit, chocolate malt, and a light touch of tropical fruit

The front of the palate brings notes of roasted malt and bright oily hops. The swallow really brings this to life, dialing in notes of citrus hops, charred wood, tobacco, and roasted malt

A chewy medium body and light carbonation pair for a smooth beer that feels somewhere between zippy and decadent. This finish is wonderfully dry and bitter

Damn, I'm impressed. Not one of the best beers I've ever had, but it seems like this one was all about the balance. I look forward to trying more examples of the style in the future

Nov 23, 2020
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lasting beige head which leaves thick ring lace after each sip. The color is deep dark brown where no light passes.

Mild aroma of graham crackers and semisweet chocolate, reminiscent of S'mores.

Rather thin body but perhaps it's enhanced by the higher effervescence. The start has a light unexpected sourness. The malt has a dry, deeply toasted malt flavor. The finish is moderately bitter from hop, not burnt barley. The combination works but doesn't overwhelm.

Sep 08, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 12, 2019
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JamesLeung from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 03, 2020
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can.

A nice, assertive Black IPA. I really like the style and wish I saw it more often.

Punchy, dark, spicy and citrus fruit hops blend with char-roasted character. Body is smooth but medium-light and without the chocolate sweetness you might find in a stout. Good strong bitterness and a dry roasty finish.

Overall very good! I could drink this all through fall/winter.

Dec 17, 2019
Doomsauce from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 46 ratings