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Dugges Never Mind The Bollox!

Formerly brewed at Dugges Bryggeri
Style: Imperial IPA
Landvetter, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bollox! storebror. "Double IPA" - extra allt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
(500ml bottle best by Nov 2011 thanks to blutt59) clear copper with fine white ring of bubbles. Nose is floral, potpourri, herbs, caramel and brown sugar. Taste of umami, cracker, pine, orange, some weirdness I can’t identify.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2011
500mL bottle. Poured garnety-brown with a looser-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up pineapple, earth, and other citrusy hoppage over maple and caramel sweetness (more maple-focused).. it seemed a bit aged, but it’s dated November 2011. The flavor found maple again at the core, joined by darker bread.. pine resin and citrus bitterness around.. oxidation was apparent on the back and finish.. not all that interesting. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. some sourness scattered through it.. again there seemed to be some oxidation.. not a great flow. This was disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle 50cl (from Jun-10). A clear dark red-amber colour with a small off-white head. An aroma of malt, hops, caramel and citrus. The taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Deep amber, slight haze, decent head slowly fades entirely. Aroma strongly of caramel malt, accented by a touch of grapefruit hops. Flavor is caramel malts, what I would consider to be "Maris Otter" character, fruity yeast apparent (also seemingly quite English), and comparatively light use of grapefruit accented bittering hops, sort of like a Centennial. I could be utterly wrong about the ingredients of course, but this is what it invokes. Not bad, but didn’t quite do it for me either. I prefer a cleaner expression of hop flavor in an IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a clear copper/brown with a small white head. Aroma is very sweet, of red berries, caramel, butterscotch, not much hops on the nose. Flavour if herbal, floral, earthy outdoors, leather. Resinous hops, blue cheese, slight coffee hints too or maybe chocolate which is strange. Slightly wood smoke aftertaste, lightly dry, bitter. Odd mix. Can’t decide if it works or not. Maybe the name of the beer describes the attitude towards brewing it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
500mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a clear copper / amber with a small off-white head. Aroma suggest a cloyingly sweet body, with syrup, spicy hops, caramel, a doughy quality and some strange vegetal notes. Flavour is quite on the sweet malty side, with notes of blue cheese and subtle spicy, grapefruity hops. Not the best for this style, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Dark/hazy amber colour. Decent size off white head. Smells flowers and sweet. Tastes too sweet, blue curacao. Very low carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5337) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2011
NBD, NY 500ml ($6): Pours a quickly dissipating loose head over a brownish body. Aroma is mostly malty with very subdued hops. As other people have noted, this beer might not be the best traveler, which I find strange because of the high alcohol content and what not. In any case it is not bad; it is just not all that hoppy. Kind of on the sugary side. It has a few very minor ’off’ notes. Some astringecy, and a bit of bitterness. I don’t know if I would have called this a DIPA when drinking it, but oh well. Still drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14029) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle from trade with Tkrjukoff. Shared with DutchDrebus @ home. Hazy dark orange / light red / amber colored beer. Decent off-white head. Smell sweet, lightly flowery-hoppy, but also a little like child’s ’finger-paint’. Can’t explain it completely. Taste is a little disappointing. Way too sweet. Low carbo, low to medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 22, 2011
Pours an amberish orange with an off white head. Floral and fruity nose with some caramel malt. Bitter taste with some caramel malt.

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