Boss Man
The Veil Brewing Co.

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From:
The Veil Brewing Co.
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 14.39%
Ratings:
49
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 30, 2018
Added:
Jul 11, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Boss Man is the pinnacle of our sour IPA office series. Clocking in at 8.7% this kettle soured Double IPA is just insane. The most acidic(sour) of any sour IPA we've released so far. ABV is extremely well hidden as it drinks more like 6%. Hopped intensely with Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo. This is just straight up sour juice and insane. We CANNOT wait for y'all to try this one.
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4 by kjkinsey from Texas on May 30, 2018
 
4 by DavidHume from Virginia on May 18, 2018
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1/5  rDev -75.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Elizabethb from Virginia

This is the worst tasting stuff ever one sip and you’ll have the taste of sunblock in your mouth for an hour absolutely unbareable

May 16, 2018
 
3.93 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Sep 05, 2017
 
4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Jul 15, 2017
 
4.75 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Jul 06, 2017
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by krome from Illinois

Grrat fusion of sour and IPA. Leans to the sour side

Jul 04, 2017
 
4.04 by JMUbrewz from Virginia on Jun 27, 2017
 
4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jun 24, 2017
 
3.52 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jun 24, 2017
 
3.72 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Jun 17, 2017
 
2.95 by Brian29 from Ohio on Jun 16, 2017
 
4.04 by hophugger from Virginia on Jun 16, 2017
 
4.5 by PprBurke from Virginia on Jun 15, 2017
 
4 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia on Apr 08, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Slack from Virginia

Deep gold in color, translucent, with a large amount of head that settles to a a minimal amount with random bubbles.

Nose is muted mango on a swirl, lemon, and acid.

Taste is initially sweet followed by sour lemon, a bit of orange, lactose? and acid.

Mouthful is light, clean, with moderate carbonation. Finish is dry but clean.

Very drinkable beer. Reminds me of 4 Hands lemon gose. Very enjoyable, very palatable. Not too sour, not too sweet. No discernible hops though. Definitely try it out.

Mar 04, 2017
 
4.35 by montman from Virginia on Feb 13, 2017
 
3.44 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Dec 02, 2016
 
4.37 by swanfungus from California on Nov 29, 2016
 
4.21 by TheLefty1616 from New York on Nov 17, 2016
 
3.63 by Fitze from South Carolina on Nov 10, 2016
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3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

Creamy cloudy apricot-orange with a medium fizzy off-white head that dies to a bubbly film.

Smell is very floral, tart grapefruit, with some burnt toffee, pine, rug, graham and corn.

Taste is very mouth puckeringly tart. Lemon lime, orange zest, sour apple, a little grapefruit pith to keep it bitter with a little pine and rug, really bringing to mind a classic IPA being wildly soured. I've never had such a West Coast IPA background in a sour.

Fizzy, but medium body, and pretty dry. The sourness here definitely puckers the mouth, but it's not like drinking a classic lambic, gueuze or wild ale. It really is closer to a sour patch kid, with maybe a little dirt and pine needle on it.

Nov 06, 2016
 
4.34 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Nov 02, 2016
 
4.06 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on Nov 01, 2016
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Can poured into a mug, hazy lemon with a slight white foam layer

Aroma of lemons, citrus

Tart, sour lemony , citrus rind

Puckering finish

Nice beer

Oct 31, 2016
 
4.18 by Jcorn from Massachusetts on Oct 17, 2016
 
4.5 by RedNeckBeerDude from Virginia on Oct 12, 2016
 
4.29 by oline73 from Maryland on Oct 08, 2016
 
4.23 by cyrushire from Florida on Oct 07, 2016
 
3.94 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Oct 07, 2016
 
4.68 by chipmontero from Virginia on Oct 05, 2016
 
4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Sep 30, 2016
 
3.55 by aleckpa from North Carolina on Sep 27, 2016
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3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color capped by a finger of foam; shards of lacing hang around

Smell: Lemon Jolly Rancher; very sour, with an underlying sweetness

Taste: The sweeter tones that hide underneath deliver their message at the outset, but the acetic lemony sourness takes over in a massive way; the sour tones overwhelm the hop bill, at first, though it does sneak in, toward the finish; vinegar-like in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; quite puckery

Overall: I guess if you like your sours to overwhelm the palate, you will like this beer; I found this brew to be way too one dimensional and nearly impossible to drink

Sep 23, 2016
 
3.8 by Dicers from Colorado on Sep 02, 2016
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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by crummer from Virginia

outstanding

Aug 24, 2016
 
4.15 by Kurmaraja from California on Aug 13, 2016
 
4.25 by xt0n1cx from Virginia on Aug 11, 2016
 
3.75 by atrocity from Virginia on Aug 11, 2016
 
4.71 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Jul 31, 2016
Boss Man from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 49 ratings