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#52BottlesOfBeer 38: Red Collar Brewing Dave Bomb Double IPA

 

On a smokey, hazy day like today, the wood smell almost reminds me of a campfire... and makes me want to drink a beer...


This week's entry- Dave Bomb Double IPA by Red Collar Brewing has a nice, whimsical label that brings a much needed smile, and sense of light heartedness to the chaos of 2020.  The illustration is both simple, yet full of detail.  While it's the focal point of the label, it doesn't detract from the popping of the red text.  I also really loved the understated colour scheme as well with the black, tan, and red colours contrasting while still maintaining a harmonious and unified look.


This beer has a beautiful golden amber colour to it that I found quite pleasing.  It looked flavorful.  It doesn't really hold a head of foam very long though.  There's a bit of haze to it when first poured, but it cleared up fairly quickly- allowing me to gaze into it and just enjoy the play of light in its depths.

The first sip is enough to make you take notice.  This is not a subtle beer by any means- but I found it to be eloquent.  It said up front with the first sip, "This is how I taste, and and what I have to offer: gentle strength, and safe adventure for your taste buds."  Each sip was consistent and balanced in its taste.  It was relaxing, with just enough oomph to keep you interested.  The only real problem is that by the end of the bottle, I felt a little "weighed down", and sleepy.

While I certainly enjoyed Red Collar Brewing's Dave Bomb Double IPA, it's not one I'd be able to have more than one bottle of- especially with friends due to it making me so tired afterwards.  Because of that I have to drop it from "Good" to "Bad".

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