Strangest Strangest Eternity Eternity
8.5% Imperial IPA / Double IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Motueka, Simcoe
Paul G@ radbeer.com
5 months ago
Seems odd having a brew by the veil that isn't a triple or quad dry hop, gonna have to make do with an old double dry hop this time! Still, this is a 8.5% DIPA though so won't be lacking in heft. One of my last few big brews that need using up and early impressions suggest that thankfully this one hasn't died in can yet. Deep coloured with microfoam clinging to the glass as you swirl. Rich aromas of papaya, pineapple, clementine, apricot, bubblegum and pine. Pillowy soft in the mouth making it seem oh so decedent, it less obnoxious on the hop front compared to recent extremes being only a DDH, but the long shopping list of hops used makes it lush with tropical complexity. There's a possible argument for this type of DIPA being nicer than a outrageous quad dry hop duo, though that is probably recency bias. Creamy richness of soft tropical fruits polished off with a sweet tinge via Mosaic style bubblegum and gentle pine finish. It's very nice this, like the biggest and best Polly's can give you and reminiscent of Verdant too, good signs for our UK boys, shows that they are keeping up with Americans like this. It's a big boy that doesn't blow your head off, very rich but presented so smoothly that it's a pleasure to keep going back for more. A tropical fruit yoghurt of sorts, only nicer cause is a beautiful beer of course!