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HopDog BeerWorks C Bomb DIPA
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Brewed by HopDog BeerWorks
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
South Nowra, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Limited release - available in 640mL bottles.


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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, - APR 19, 2013
amber with a huge gushing head - carb issues here. after leaving it to settle the head disappears completely. aroma is a disappointment for a dipa - i was expecting 3D grapefruit and lychees but got something murky, indistinct and handy andy like, with more than a hint of fusels and acetaldehyde. i dont doubt the hops are there, its just not clean enough to let them out. flavour is heavily alcoholic, with some evidence of munich or melanoidin malt or something, plus some of the usual toffee stuff, and this medicinal mingling of fusels and high alpha bitterness. yes it’s lunatic excess but its not very well executed lunatic excess.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Comes out almost flat, aroma has syrupy hop, but also diacetyl. Same palate, sticky sweet but dull hops and there’s diacetyl in there as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (352) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Thick cloudy copper with a very frothy head from a 600ml bottle. Its a tropical bomb with pineapple and watermelon aromas. Malt sweetness leads into cloying bitterness that hangs and hangs hangs. There is a touch of alcohol mid palate. The bitterness is balanced with a huge malt bill. Very viscous mouthfeel. Well balanced, you wouldn't know it is 150 ibu. Too big for me to drink regularly but a good beer worth trying. Make sure you share it! -

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours murky copper with a massive head. Nose shows some piny and resinous hops with a fair whack of sweet malt underneath. Hoppy flavours, more resinous pine. Also a fair bit of sweet clean malt followed by a bold bitterness and a fair bit of sharp booze. Carbonation is way too high.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
This beer has a wonderful colour although no carbonation at all, it has an sweetish hoppy nose and a cloying sweetness with bitterness and alcohol thrown in. Not one of Hopdogs best.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
fletchfighters (1041) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013
bomber in to a snifter Clear ruby amber color. Very little, if any carbonation. Slight ring of lacing. Already have doubts. Nose is sweet malt, little to no hops at all. More like candied apple really. Sad, just sad. More like a barleywine in the taste. Sweet malts with some pine and grapefruit. No carbonation at all. Sweet and slick taste. Fail on every level on a DIPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
From a 650ml (?) bottle on 25/3/2013. Pours a cloudy light orange with a huge head. Has a relatively strong aroma of yeast, honey and pink grapefruit. Taste wise, it starts out sweet with citrus and stone fruit, loads of honey, a touch of caramel, and a dash of alcohol. The bitterness is firm and lingering, but it’s hidden for something listed as 150 IBUs. All up, this is enjoyable enough but a little lacking in character for a DIPA (and HopDog is usually big on character). On the plus side, happy to find a HopDog brew where the carbonation is actually under control.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
Bright orange pour very gassy ale the aromas citrus stonefruit tropical the flavours apricot gtrapefruit lychee pineapple strong ibu malt is sweet honey the finish strong aftertastes of hopand malt lasting bitter perhaps on the sweet side

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
briank029 (1) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013 does not count
This is crap. Its not a double ipa, its not even a normal ipa. Has no hop flavor at all. Very strong alcohol taste. Almost like a bourbon county stout. If you are into ipa’ s do not drink this. I am from Chicago with great brewers near by such as 3 floyds. This is junk. I live in australia now and there is NO good ipa. Matilda bay is the closest thing to a real ipa and its still crap. Dont buy any australian ipa’s. Go New Zealand if you want the real deal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden orange with resilient bold tight off white head. Hop aromas of citrus tropical fruit, light pine and cat pee. Malt balances on the nose with a light caramel and grainy malt character. Medium body, medium carbonation. Bitterness is there and intense though the malt body balances well. Lingering bitterness - a hop head's delight


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