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Beer – #765 – Behemoth – Dump the Trump

Dump the Trump!!! A beer that might alienate 25% of the 50% that might be one camp, but if you can’t have a pop at a political figure then it’s a sad day indeed. Anyway even if I was in one camp or the other, and I’m not, how could you go past such an outrageously named beer?

“We are going to build a HUGE wall of beer and make mexico pay for it!”

From the Growler station this is the 1.25 litre version, I forgot the trusty glass bottle, of a beer that is 75 IBUS of a 6.5% ABV beer, that’s about 195 calories a serve size. That could be about 6.4 standard drink units in this particular bottle.

Brewed by/For Behemoth Brewing Company this one in the style that is : India Pale Ale (IPA) and they are Auckland, New Zealand, this beer though, from Christchurch.

Anti-Donald Trump beer. #dumpthetrump



“I’m just a complete and utter American politics geek, I take the day off to watch it.

“I’m a big fan of Obama and at first I thought using Bernie Sanders would be amazing, but on the other side of the coin Donald Trump would be the worst thing that has happened in the history of the Western world.”

The beer, which was being brewed in Christchurch, consisted of mostly American hops but also had a sprinkling of New Zealand hops as a “protest” against Trump.

So, what could possibly go wrong? Not with Trump of course, that comoedy just keeps giving, however we’re talking about a country that made an Actor in cowboy movies a president.

Unusually fruity aroma for an IPA, I though Mango, but then I always think Mango.

It’s rather pale, I’d like to have said trump-hair colour but that’d be just not quite right, there is quite a nice head though.

Dump The TrumpThe aroma is really tropical though, something exotic and south of the border.

Sadly though doesn’t really translate to the taste profile, but then not sure what I was expecting there.

An overworn phrase I use “easy drinking” applies to this, it’s not over bitter, but it’s tangy, and it definitely isn’t malt sweet. Is daily neutral in the drinking and the finish is slightly towards the dry but nothing that isn’t uncomfortable.

Also, whilst I’m about it, this doesn’t seem to be carbonation light, and I like the amount it has, it does appear felt and dull in the glass, it’s somewhat a ‘bright’ beer because of that carbonation, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot to be bright about. I don’t know if I’m missing a trick here.

The malt thing that I though might not have been there actually is, and as it sits for a bit you can pick it more, both in the aroma and the taste.

Whilst this isn’t as as memorable or even as good as some recent IPA beers, on it’s own it is really quite a good beer. If I was going to get you to give an IPA a try this would possibly be the one that might get you there, it has the key things of aroma and an easy bitterness, and it looks, colour-wise ok, but for me it lacked a persistent  head, and, again for me, lacks a bit of a punch in the body, a sweet carry perhaps.  It gets over the line though,

I’d vote for it.

If I was going to get you to give an IPA a try this would possibly be the one

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. Into the final straight then, the decider, the last glass, and it falls just short of ‘great’ but is a credible ‘very good’. You have to read into this that I’m quite shy and that’s actually quite good, a lot of the beers end up in the pack at 7. This is not an in-the-pack beer it’s better than that.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? My favourite LiquorLand in Forrest Hill, and it’s not available everywhere, if you miss it you’ve missed it.
  • Am I enjoying it? I am, it’s an ok way to spend a beer and music hour.
  • Would I have another? I’ve enjoyed the couple or 3 glasses and it’s time to move on.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I might, it’s easy going and wouldn’t upset anyone really.

Music for this:  ” The Heavy ”  ” Hurt and The Merciless” of course on the Spotify player

Not to be confused with the character known as ‘The Heavy’ from the first-person shooter video game. The Heavy are a British indie rock band from BathEngland signed to Ninja Tuneimprint Counter Records


India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.


One comment on “Beer – #765 – Behemoth – Dump the Trump

  1. kingmidget
    April 8, 2016

    Now if we can only get rid of the real Trump as quickly as you drank this beer.


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