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Beer culture is coming of age. At any store, restaurant, bar, or friend's house you can now find at least a few good brews. In fact, there seem to be so many new beers, breweries and bars it's difficult to separate the good, the bad, and the mediocre.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Son of Wrath

Son of Wrath is a Double IPA from the Dust Bowl Brewing Company of Turlock, CA.

I picked this up in a growler from the brewery. It has an ABV of 9.2%

The beer pours a deep amber color with a thin white head that leaves a nice ring and lacings. The aroma has assertive pine and tart citrus with notes of sweet malts. The hops start off subtle, with a balanced hop/malt start followed by a burst of grapefruit, and bitter citrus rind hops. The bitter lingers for a bit.

Overall, it's an okay DIPA. The lingering bitterness could be toned down and the malt backbone strengthened. It's not a unique DIPA, but not a bad one either. For those who really like the bitter bite, you might enjoy Son of Wrath a.k.a. you 395 lovers. If I were at the brewery again, I would Skip It and try another.

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