“A Double IPA weighing in at 113 IBU (a measure of bitterness, with the human palate supposedly unable to distinguish anything too much higher than 100).
It’s packed with a tonne of new world hops – Citra, Cascade, Galaxy, Chinook, Simcoe and Motueka – and delivers the sort of tropical fruit explosion that such a hopstravaganza would suggest!”
The Little brewing co are back with another really good looking beer here. Served in an IPA glass the slightly cloudy deep orange pour produced a tight one inch head that slowly collapsed. Average lacing. The aroma in this hoptastic IPA showcases the best of Australian (Galaxy) American (Citra, Cascade, Chinook & Simcoe) and NZ (Motueka) hops which really shine, offering up big bitter grapefruit, orange peel, lychee, passion fruit, pine resin, white pepper, spice and caramel. Wow! Truly superb aroma. The mouth feel is slightly sharp and dry with medium carbonation. Moderate body with a 113 IBU rating tells a bitter story but it really isn’t that overpowering. The bitterness is well balanced among the citric and fruity palate upfront. Subtle caramel malts also help to pull the bitterness back and adds to the already high drink ability. As expected, a dry citrus finish rounds off an overall impressive DIPA. Doesn’t overpower in certain areas like most double & imperial IPA’s do and the 7.8% ABV is also surprisingly well hidden. Quite sessional actually. Great DIPA.