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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Hailing from the Early Cretaceous and weighing in at 10.5% ABV, this beer is a ferocious beast of a Double IPA. Sarcosuchus is named after the legendary Supercroc–the undisputed champion of all hypothetical animal battles (e.g. Supercroc vs. Unicorn)–and like its namesake, it is perfectly capable of ripping your palate (and quite possibly your brain) to shreds. Without further ado, let’s get ready to rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrumble!!! Supercroc is made mostly from Gambrinus Pale Malt, with a touch of Crystal, Munich, Acidulated, and Carapils malt for complexity. It is goosed with 63 lbs of local desert wildflower honey from Little Holly’s Farm in Marana. We add hops from the get-go, starting with Apollo and Delta in the mash, and continuing with Amarillo, Simcoe, Calypso and Sorachi Ace all through the boil and into the fermenter.

resevil787's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2013
10 oz draft from noble hops. Pours a copper color with an off white head. Very hoppy aroma, hints of grass, florals and perhaps some sweetness. Very hoppy when it hits the taste buds and finishes even hoppier with a mild taste of the alcohol. Great double IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2016
32oz growler fill, from King’s Convenience, pours with a clear gold body that supports a thin near white head of foam. The aroma offers up floral and herbal like hops, some mango and then a pepper sensation that seems a little odd up against the fruitiness. The taste begins bitter with floral hops, herbal hoppiness, bitter to the point of resiny yet malt and honey sweetened onion dank hops, an earthy spicy woodiness, tangelo, pineapple and a few mango pieces. To midway the bitter floral hops grow and meet up with a peppery note that adds to the level of bitterness yet seems to struggle against the harmony of the experience. The floral hoppiness is just pervasive here and it’s not really my favorite hop to rule a beer. Still this is a good clean big IIPA sipper where the abv is hardly noticeable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1607) - Nevada, USA - JUL 19, 2015
An excellent IPA from a relatively small brewery. Solid gold color with an outstanding citrus nose. Good body and tight balance. Hop flavors are impressive. If this beer has any faults, it’s a high alcohol presence which detracts from the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (799) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Brilliant clear gold with white head. Great hoppiness. Moderate plus bitterness. Moderate bittersweet. Medium plus body. Devastatingly easy to drink. per Aaron’s help

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6290) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Draft at Mother Bunch. Very hard to pronounce name. Complex layers in this floral concoction, "wildflower" being an apt application. Fully flavored. (#5987, 6/12/2015)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Brilliant clear gold with white head. Great hoppiness. Moderate plus bitterness. Moderate bittersweet. Medium plus body. Devastatingly easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 21, 2015
In the glass, this is a liquid of outstanding clarity -- rarely have I even seen filtered water this translucent. Colored the bright gold of a piece of bullion, the brew’s topped with a head of snowy white froth that quickly evaporates. Dip the nose near that fluff and you’ll find an aroma that’s at once sweet and resinous, as if you smushed a hop in a juicer. Floral honey, blades of grass, lemon-lime, and honeydew are all noticeable. Sarcosuchus was a 10-ton super-croc, a massive yet ultimately unsustainable version of another beast. Many imperial IPAs attempt to replicate his enormity with over-the-top bitterness or colossal citrus flavor and are remembered as he is: badass at the time, but, in the end, dead. The greatness of Dragoon’s double IPA comes not from exaggerated flavors, but rather from the unique seasoning the hops are able to provide and the cleanliness with which they’re delivered to the tongue. Blueberry, pear, green grape, vodka, wet grass, grapefruit pith, sticky icky weed -- all can be found within the viscous, medium-light-bodied liquid. A very berry-fruit hop character punctuated by ethanol reminds me of the blueberry vodka that gave me so many hangovers as a young’n. Bitterness is pretty mild for a beer of this much hop character, as is sweetness. The flavor of alcohol is just a bit too pronounced but is balanced somewhat by a dry, Chardonnay-like quality that becomes even more intense as the beer warms. Despite the booziness -- this is a 21-proof beer, after all -- Sarcosuchus is deceptively easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2014
On tap at World of Beer – Gilbert. Sweet and hoppy aroma of pine, super-fresh citrus (lime and grapefruit) and ripe pineapple with a floral flourish. Pours clear golden orange with a brief, thin head. Wow, sweet orange, mango and pineapple flavors burst forth upon the first sip followed by an unexpected peppery spiciness that continues into the aftertaste. Grassy alfalfa bitterness. Interesting DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Golden orange pour, white head. Aroma is tropical fruit forward and so is the taste, some sweet maltiness and just enough hoppy bitterness. Nice balanced double IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2016 Bright orange/gold pour. Honey, hops, caramel, light toasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet up front, the mid palette has a good dose of citrusy hops and then you get some of the alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (786) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Poured from growler obtained at tap and bottle. Extremely clear gold with vigoris bubbles continuing to flow up to the white 2 in head. Huge aroma of grapefruit. First sip really bites with extreme hop bitterness. Some light grainy sweet balance enters after that. Finish is again bitter but that is what I am looking for in this beer. Really nice will see how it changes as it warms.

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