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Dragoon Sarcosuchus
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.9
   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1292) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (690) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1718) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (669) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (655) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1661) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (756) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4903) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
A very strong bitter hop aroma. Lighter color than the regular. Flavor wise I actually think this has more balance the regular IPA. Enough malt to offset the bittering hops, though you can definitely taste the strength at the finish.


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