DC Brau For Others
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
DC Brau Brewing Company is happy to announce the release of "For Others," a limited-release Double IPA brewed to celebrate the nuptials of two of its own: DC Brau webmaster and packaging designer Rob Shortley and his long-time partner in crime, Celia Wells. "For Others" was brewed according to one of Shortley’s homebrew recipes that DC Brau head brewer and president Jeff Hancock reworked for a commercial batch size. "We wanted to do something special for Rob," said DC Brau CEO Brandon Skall. "He’s been helping out the brewery for a really long time. He’s a part of the Brau family. That said, we definitely made him work for it." On the day of brewing, Shortley showed up bright and early and started hauling sacks of grain. Afterward, Skall had him clean out the 1,200 pounds of spent grain that went into the brew. The name “For Others” is a nod to Shortley’s alma mater, Gonzaga College High School, the motto of which is "Men for Others.” The private academy has been a Washington, DC fixture since 1821. Though the beer was brewed specifically for the Shortley wedding, DC Brau will be also be distributing “For Others” city-wide, as well as to Virginia, starting October 14th. "I think we put a new spin on an old adage," said Skall. "Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something brewed." "For Others" is an intense, all-Citra hopped, double IPA - weighing in at around 8.2% ABV. Available from the brewery in growlers-only or on-draft from bars and restaurants.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Tap at Meridian Pint. Clear golden. Nose is butterscotch and green squash, noble hops, celery. Taste is squashy, oily, some celery. Lots of butterscotch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Draft. Murky yellow amber color, small white edge head. Aroma of citrus, fresh pineapple. Taste has lots of bitterness, lemon peel, dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3544) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. The beer is orange with a mild haze, sporting an inch of thick, white head. The aroma offers fresh hops, tangy citrus. The flavor is a bit earthy, though certainly hop forward. Notes of melon, canteloupe, citrus. The Citra hops come in mid to late palate with surprisingly little bitterness. Malt presence is in the background, but there enough to make this beer what I consider a balanced IPA. Alcoholic warmth is subtle. The feel is medium bodied with adequate carbonation. The growler seems to have held up just fine. Overall, I thought this was pretty tasty, but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2012
On tap at Rustico, very slightly cloudy, some head and lacing. Fragrant and loys of citrus notes with a pleasant lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Picked up one of the last available growlers at the brewery. Poured a slightly hazy yellow-orange color with a small thick, white head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits. Flavor is tropical fruit citrus, alcohol is pretty well masked. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2012
A couple 16oz pours at Birch and Barley. Pours a hazy yellow with some tight white head. Nose is floral, onion patch, scallion, lime, grapefruit, light pine (almost a pine needle), lemon curd. Flavor is bright, zesty, a lot of grapefruit zest, a bit of tropical fruit, chives, garlic scapes, lemon, some light honey. Full bodied, dry, zesty finish. These guys really know how to make an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Growler from the brewery, 10/13/2012. Hazy orange pour, thin creamy white head, light lacing with mild retention. Aroma of juicy tangerine and grapefruit pulp, sweet tropical notes, slightly floral; some caramel notes coming through in the finish. Taste has a bit more malt character, but nice, soft hoppiness, fruity and floral- cantaloupe, citrus and mild grapefruit bitterness that lingers. Medium body, but drinks lighter than its ABV. Kind of delicate, actually really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Thanks to the Humbards! Served in a DC Brau cervoise. Loads of Citra with good tropical and citrus notes. Light-medium body and nice bitterness level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a hazy yellow with small head. Nose and flavor are rife with fresh Citra hop character, including scallion, lemon zest, grapefruit flesh, hints of earth, chive, and onion. Not overly bitter, with a lovely dry yet welcoming palate. Damn good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ao125 (18) - Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Appearance: deep orange and a little cloudy. Smell: grapefruit, honeysuckle, and a little Belgian funk. Taste: a big sweet explosion of grapefruity citrus. The 8.2% alcohol is hidden well. Overall: I think this is one of my favorite IPAs. I’m not used to citra hops paired with Belgian yeast, but I think it works really well. I mentioned honeysuckle before, and it’s a aroma I don’t often find in IPAs. Winner winner chicken dinner. Growler from the brewery, poured into a tulip glass.

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