Filed under: Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip), Port Brewing | Tags: amazing, bitter, bravo, burns, capsaicin, citrus, coating, dark, deep, delicious, enticing, flowery, head, hop bomb, hurts, inviting, lace, murky, orange, pepper, piercing, quality, screaming, special, stands alone, staying, sticky, sugar, white, Wondrous
Style and Glass: DIPA, Snifter; tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10.5 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: The Six Pack Store, Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA for $9.00
Aroma: flowery citrus burn, soft but speaks of quality and heft.
Visuals: A very nice package — inviting but not overwhelming, hop bomb motif is especially enticing, murky after adding sediment, but brilliantly clear at first pour. Deep, dark orange with staying white head and sticky lace. Hard to see through.
Taste: A screaming fit of sugar malt and piercing hop bitterness. It literally hurts the back of my mouth and tongue. It is amazing. The burn goes on for nearly a minute. A sensory experience like no other. The citrus, pepper, and it must be capsaicin, I can’t believe that any other additive would burn like this. It is used to a special and wondrous effect. Bravo.
Palate: Piercing, biting, and hoppy. Burning, sweet, and bitter. Coating and delicious.
Overall: It is a stand alone in imperial IPAs. None other have exactly the ssame effect. In a long line of collectible duplicates, this DIPA stands alone. Very, very well done, and memorable.
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