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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Chaotic yet hypnotic, Mayhem is a deliberate Double IPA, brewed and conditioned with a special Belgian yeast that contributes complexity and spice. Abundant American hops offer grapefruit, pine, must and mint, which play off the fullness and sweetness of pale malts then provide a biting yet enticing finish.

Mayhem Double IPA accents the complex spice combinations found in Thai, Indian, Cajun, Morrocan, Mexican and Southwest American cuisines as well as BBQ marinades, dry rubs and sauces.

Mayhem creates Mayhem.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"that’s more like it. 8 months old! compared to five for the hop dog, but somehow smelled and tasted waaaaaay fresher. 100 ibus and a sweet fruit yeastiness greet the nose and palate. dry bittersweet lingering finish. well done, but still more $ than comparable beers in the style."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Backlogged rating thanks to some kind and generous soul. The smell is hops, bubblegum, pine, and fruits. The look is clear, golden in color, with a white head. The taste is some bitterness, hops, fruits, pine, and bubblegum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
0.65L bottle, kindly shared by GrOve. Fluffy lacing white head. Gold colored body. Aroma of Belgo yeast, in a nice mix with fruity and minty hops Notes of peppery caramel and spices. Dry, tropical fruity flavor. Quite herbal with hints of flowers and mild peppers. Smooth in the mouth. Dry, balanced finish. Nice all over. A special one. [09.02l13]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
Small offwhite head. Hazy amber body with light carbonation. Funky fruity caramel aroma with herbal notes. Dry-sweet funky orangey sugary taste with mealy spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish funky dried fruit aftertaste with honey and dandelion notes. Lovely, interesting, drinkable, different. (0.65l bottle shared by gr0ve.)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michaelinwa (612) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Almost want to try anything this brewer puts on the shelves, and this seems like an interesting one. Light golden pour with a big, sticky, durable white head. Looks great. Aroma is malt with major Belgian pale ale notes. Flavor is really hard to pin down because it’s so different. Surprisingly dry initially, with a big Belgian pale influence, yet without the Belgian yeast spice that I normally get, which makes this much drier and less interesting than expected. Lemon flavor notes come through. Finish is really when this beer comes to life with a big bitterness kick at the end that sticks to the palate. Not really sure what to make of this. It seems confused, and I don’t really think this works well. Only the aroma and appearance save this . Brewer chose the name of this beer for a reason. Once is enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle shared by GrOve. Pleasant hybrid, the Belgian charater rules, but the hops fill in the blanks to make a wonderful beer. Layer upon layer. Peaches, hay, herbs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRomaniszak (1) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
Extremely pleased with the secret sweetness that pops up behind the hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a head of all foam fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated slightly hazy yellow colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was mild hop and lagerish. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The thick flavor contained notes of hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a lovely topping of white foam head while the liquid was a hazy golden color. As for the aroma, there is a spicy blend of Belgian yeast and a hint of vinegar in the background. The flavor is spicy with a heavy citrus taste as well as grainy wheat malt. There is however, a strange after taste of leeks, but other than that this beer is an interesting recipe.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
From the 4/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot color with a large foamy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was pineapple, grapefruit and Sweettart candies. The flavor was sweet pineapple and grapefruit with notes of sugar, yeast, apricot, peach pits and chalk. The finish was long with tangy peach pits, apricot, pineapple and chalk. Full bodied. Very nice.


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