Boss Man
The Veil Brewing Co.

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,455
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,023
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 14.18%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
49
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The Veil Brewing Co.
 
Virginia, United States
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SCORE
91
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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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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Slack from Virginia, Mar 04, 2017
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3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Nov 06, 2016
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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WunderLlama from Massachusetts, Oct 31, 2016
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3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

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brentk56 from North Carolina, Sep 23, 2016
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3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a tulip

Smells of lemon rind, orange pith, herbal/piney hop. Tastes of sour lemon, orange peel, lemon pledge. Medium body and carbonation. Interesting

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Treyliff from West Virginia, Jul 25, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange with small white head. Aroma of orange, peach, papaya, grapefruit, pine, slight tropical and lemon. Flavor follows with a little bready- biscuit and light malt. The feel is medium with low-med carbonation. This is an excellent beer. The most sour of the series and the most "hoppy." I am a little torn between Kevin from Sales and the Boss Man being the best in the series. There's something about "Kevin" that gives him the upper hand in my opinion.

Update: Batch 2 (9/20/16) is even better than batch. They really have it dialed in now.

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Stolenface1 from Virginia, Jul 13, 2016
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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap at the brewery in a teku, the beer is a bright, opaque, Orangina drink coloring, with a low, filmy, clingy, white head. Nose of heavy citrus, lemon and orange forward, with a solid acidity. Flavors are juicy forward, heavy on orange and lemon, with a solid acidity throughout. Bready backbone, with a huge sour kick of lemon and white grape. Full, chewy body, with a tart and sour overtone. Dry, tart, and acidic finish. Solid beer.

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Boss Man from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 49 ratings