“In this experiment, we pushed the boundaries of a well-balanced, high gravity, highly hopped IPA, while increasing drink-ability. This Double IPA is brewed and generously dry-hopped with Mosiac hops. You’ll find this ale to have a super floral nose, smooth bitterness, with hints of blueberries, mango, and papaya.”
Appearance: Very attractive golden orange pour with a thick-set and lasting two finger crown. The lacing it leaves behind is incredibly intricate.
Aroma: Wow, everything about this so far screams old school West Coast IPA. From the immensely sweet and tropical hop profile to the chewy and biscuity malt bill and everything in between. By everything in between we mean the big helpings of pine and zesty citrus/rind, candied lemon, pineapple, guava, melon, florals, sappy resins, peppery spice and weedy herbals. Diggin it big time.
Flavour: Really sticking to this old school vibe it has going on. The only marked difference between the aroma and flavour is a slightly more prominent malt sweetness here. Other than that it’s a straight up mirror image of the nose with its in-your-face fruity hop profile, pine/resins, zest and pith, spice, ganja and a nice big finish with a bit of sting in the tail.
Mouthfeel: Kinda creamy upfront then the bitterness and ABV (8.5% ABV) kicks off post swallow. Moderate body and the Co2 has been reined in a little.
Overall: A seriously good old school West Coast IPA. The only criticism we have is the slight syrupy character it gathers as it warms up. Although it’s pretty standard for the style so no points lost on this occasion. Solid drop.