Brew Review: Dust Bowl Brewing Hops of Wrath

by Kelli H. on April 16, 2014

Beer: Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Hops of Wrath
Date: 4-14-14
Location: Turlock, CA
Type: IPA
Alcohol: 6.6%
IBU: 50

Appearance: Golden, tangerine, hazy, lots of carbonation bubbles, decent head retention, great lacing.

Aroma: Immediately upon poppin’ the top I smelled intense pine hops, stickin’ the nose into the head I smelled a nice back bone of toasty malts.

Body & Texture: Up front it has quite the hoppy bite but it’s really smooth and finishes soft.

Aftertaste: The hops mellow out and fade into a nice maltiness with a tad bitterness left over.

“Hops of Wrath – a tribute to the strong willed, gritty people of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression era. Inspired by the families who came west in search of a new start as well as those who stayed behind to weather the storm. This is great beer born of hard times.” – Dust Bowl Brewing

Overall Impression: 
Lucky for me my dad decided to surprise me last Sunday morning with a beer from his most recent trip up to Truckee. He found this one at a gas station and what a find it is! This is an IPA I’d happily buy in six packs. I’m a little sad I’ve never seen this beer around Sonoma County. I’m definitely going to be keeping my eyes open for it. Overall, I think Hops of Wrath has a great taste. It’s a very solid IPA with a great aroma, the color is beautiful, it had wonderful lacing, and the initial taste is perfect for IPA lovers but also had a nice malt backbone which I always appreciate. Plus, doesn’t it just have such a badass name? I am totally recommending this IPA to any IPA lovers out there. If you see it, do yourself a favor and pick one up.

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