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Bad Hare So Cal IPA
- Rhinelander Brewing Company
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Rhinelander Brewing Company
Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA
No notes at this time.
(Beer added by: biboergosum on 07-21-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
650ml bottle. Billed as a 'Triple IPA' (and a 'Great Grand daddy', and a 'Bad Rabbit'), where other DIPAs apparently only fear to tread (shaaaah, riiiight!), and a thinly veiled attempt at co-opting a well-trodden marketing angle. Fuuuck.
This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two veritable fingers of lazily puffy somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few upward-aspirant swaths of seaspray lace around the glass as it hastily abates, like it might be found out.
It smells of heavily blotted-out citrus and pine hops - I don't really know how to parlay it, other than by way of interpretive dance, and y'all can't see me right now, so no go for that, so the best I can say is that there is an unforgiving hand, bland by nature, that stamps out any inherent sassiness in the hops as given, leaving the pithy bready, bland caramel malt free reign. The taste is dusty, musty caramel malt, the kind left in a leaky basement way too long (if that was really a thing), very weak old, thin orchard fruit, incredibly underwhelming bitterness (and indistinct at that) for something that claims such a lofty 95 IBU rating - one not even readily attributable to leaves, earth, or even dead weeds. Blah. At least the 9% ABV is generally unobtrusive - no, actually invisible, which makes me question even the provenance of that given measurement.
The bubbles are actually fairly innocuous, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth in a living dead sort of way. It finishes off-dry, and off-skanky, if we're to employ the proper metrics here - that Minhas house flavour somehow emboldened by the so-called heady up-ticked nature of this offering. Dust and mineral fragments finish this affair off in a not so dignified way.
Another super-failure from this marketing company writ 'brewery'. Certainly the worst iteration of a big-ass hoppy West Coast IPA that I have ever encountered - mostly because it was fated to fail from the start. Hey Minhas: Just because you read about it, doesn't mean you grok what's going on. Gaaah! Words (almost, obviously) can't do this injustice.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2013 05:14:53 |
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