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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Son of Wrath

Son of Wrath is a Double IPA brewed by the Dust Bowl Brewing Company of Turlock, CA. The beer is named after the brewery's flagship IPA, Hops of Wrath. I can't believe its been over 2 years since I visited Dust Bowl, just a couple months after they opened. Good to see they're still brewing!

I picked this up at BevMo, it has an ABV of 9.5%.

Strong aroma with citrus and stone fruit - peaches/apricots. The flavor has the stone fruit up front, some light citrus and pine in the middle and a distinct grapefruit bitter finish. There's malt sweetness to temper the hops, but it doesn't come with flavor. The grapefruit lingers a bit. The mouthfeel is smooth for an DIPA, not much resin or stickiness. It has a medium body with a slightly lower level of carbonation.

Overall, I enjoyed this DIPA. Great punch of citrus and fruit hops, no off flavors, nice mouthfeel. As common as DIPAs are these days, well-made ones are still hard to come by. Dust Bowl has made a good one. I haven't revisited their flagship Hops of Wrath since they first opened, but this has motivated me to do so. I liked Hops of Wrath back then and I'm happy to see they're still doing a good job. I highly recommend you Try It.

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