Tag Archives: double ipa

Trillium x Other Half Two Hundred Thousand Trillion

Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company x Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Like Whoa

Brewer Description: (from can) Aged on peach, apricot, & guava.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.48
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 4th August 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy and hazy but bright yellow orange colour, with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tropical mango, peach and apricot with hints of pineapple, guava, orange zest and super lemon candy.
Taste: Juicy orange rind, mango, peach and apricot. Some guava and papaya on the finish, which is also lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A great tasty collaboration brew with all the nice tasting tropical fruits that I just so enjoy. Would love to drink more.

Advertisements

Bellwoods Witchshark

Brewery: Bellwoods Brewery
Country: Canada
ABV: 9%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from website) Named after the elusive creature with the head of a shark and the body of a boy that first swooped in on a broom during construction of the brew pub, this imperial IPA can elevate a bad day to good. The Witchshark is shy and mischievous, but once you let him into your heart you’ll see why this intense brew is such a popular one.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical mango, peach and pine with a herbal element.
Taste: Bitter, earthy, dank, pine, herbal, peppery with only hints of pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not as juicy as I expected based on the nice aromas. It was still good to drink, but I definitely preferred the aroma.

Bottle Logic x The Answer 100 Hand Slap

Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing x The Answer Brewpub
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Hazy New England style IPA

Brewer Description: (from can release description) An ode to the button mashing madness of classic arcade games, 100 Hand Slap is a flurry of a New England Style IPA packed with soft, tropical, Juicyfruit citrus character. A milky yellow on the SRM scale and light mouthfeel, this “fluffy” Galaxy and Citra-hopped beer drinks too easily for its steamroller 8.5% ABV. 100 Hand Slap was brewed in collaboration with Virginia’s heralded brewpub The Answer, and is the first release in our canned “Covalent Bond” collaboration series!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: On tap at Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim. A 14 oz pour into a Bottle Logic goblet glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw colour, with a one finger white head, decent retention, and good lacing.
Aroma: Apricot, peach, pineapple with hints of citrus and floral elements.
Taste: Exactly like the aroma. Juicy yet bitter, apricot, peach, mango and citrus rind.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, tasty and easy to drink.

Bottle Logic Start: Konami Code

Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Juicy N.E. IPA – Pt.5 of our Konami Code

Brewer Description: (from can release description) This DOUBLE IPA makes a bold move with an outrageously over-the-top blend of Mosaic, El Dorado, and Galaxy hops for a citrus driven, freshly juiced flavor. You’ll find familiar background layers of dank, pithy citrus featuring new character notes of exotic tropical fruit with peach and piney brightness. START is full-bodied and fruity with a resinous finish — get ready for the boss level!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: On tap at Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim. A 14 oz pour into a Bottle Logic goblet glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden copper orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, peach, pine and orange rind.
Taste: Lightly bitter with fruity peach and citrus rind.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and refreshing, especially for a hot day.

Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus Adversus

Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Unfiltered Double India Pale Ale. 55 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats and Dextrose Sugar. Hops – (Kettle) Citra, Mandarina, Simcoe and Cascade, (Dry Hops) Ekuanot, Mandarina, Azacca and Citra

Brewer Description: (from website) Prodigiously hopped yet nimbly brewed with pilsner malts, Adversus ultimately achieves the improbable: a big, bold IPA made for summertime sipping. A hard-charging blend of Pacific Northwest hops leads the way, loading the nose with notes of stone fruit, pineapple, mango and earthy pine resin. Meanwhile, the use of traditional pilsner malts adds levity and dryness to the palate, allowing for a refreshing texture through the finish. The result is a double IPA that is high on hop aromas, balanced in bitterness and perfect for the long, warm days of summer.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: On tap at Firestone Walker The Propagator, Venice. A 12 oz pour into a Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus craft master one glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head, decent retention and nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, peach and nectarines with hints of honey and vanilla.
Taste: Similar to the aroma with mango, peach and nectarines, plus some citrus orange peel, biscuit malt and light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink.