Monday, September 10, 2012
Style: Triple India Pale Ale (IPA)
Location: Grande Rapids, MI
ABV: 12% <- No joke, buzzed after first glass...
Hops: Dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties.
Drinkability: Defiantly could have a few.
Awards: 1st Place at Brouwer’s Hopfest, 9/13/11
Serve cold, right out of the fridge for a nice Hoppy nose.
Pours with a rich amber/red hue with a small head. This might leave it wanting with the ladies...Starts off with hop forward that comes close to Ruination with balanced malt, burnt carmel and fruit notes and finishes off with a bite of hop finish. It has a complexity that makes me think of a barely wine.
Leaves the mouth dry with a lingering hop permeation that will leave you sucking your teeth and licking your chops like your a great grandpa used too do.
Serve warm(er) and the pine resin nose becomes more noticeable. Bitter hop forward flavor that's a little more complex than before.
O-Dawg: *3.0 heads
*add half head when serving fresh off the tap