Twenty Pounder Double IPA – Driftwood Brewing


From Driftwood Brewing out of Victoria BC comes their “Twenty Pounder Double IPA”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head that leaves lacing on the glass.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, caramel and some floral hops.  The flavour is of mango, pineapple, tropical fruits, sweetness, resin, pine, caramel and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 9%.  With tons of fruit flavours and hops bitterness this is a really tasty Double IPA and well worth finding a bottle or three of it.

Commercial Description:  An agent of delivery for hops! As always, we believe in balance, so the double-shwack of hops is supported by a dense-but-clean malt base. Huge fruit in the form of mango, passionfruit, guava, citrus and pine makes this a hop head’s delight.

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Disco Nap Double IPA – Twin Sails Brewing


From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Disco Nap Double IPA”.  The beer pours an orange juice orange and thickness with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange juice, tropical fruits, some pine and some floral notes.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, orange, citrus rind, resin and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.1% with an unspecified IBU.  This North East Style Double IPA is right on point and absolutely should be sought out.

Commercial Description:  Disco Nap is the next release in our DIPA series. Heavily hopped with Azacca, Ekuanot and Denali, this one is straight Pineapple juice with a touch of Dank.

Double IPA 128 – Farnham Ale & Lager


From Farnham Ale & Lager in Farnham Quebec comes their “Double IPA 128”.  Thanks to Cee of Beer & Other Shhh Podcast for this beer!  The beer pours a copper orange colour with a beige head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grass, pine and some bready and caramel malt notes.  The flavour is of herbal hops, citrus, mild pine, resin, bitterness, earth, caramel and some mild alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 7% with an IBU of 128.  I really enjoyed this beer and I am just happy I managed to get my hands on a can of it!

 

Double IPA (S2S) – Howe Sound Brewing


From Squamish BC’s Howe Sound Brewing comes their new beer in the Sea To Sky Series of beers a “Double IPA”.  I am a little confused as this bottle states its the 8th release in the series but the Baltic Porter With Red Grape was also numbered 8.  The beer poured a golden colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of some maltiness, juicy fruit notes including pineapple, tropical fruit, oranges and floral hops.  The flavour is of passion fruit, mandarine oranges, stone fruit, candied mango, caramel, honey, resin, pine, bitterness and alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.5% with an IBU of 55.  Howe Sound definitely delivered with this new release and its nice to see that they are doing more of the Double IPA style now.

Commercial Description:  A juicy, full flavoured and delicious Double IPA. Hop notes of candied orange peel, watermelon, nectarine, ripe berry, passion fruit, rose petal, and resin are forefront on top of a clean malt profile. This beer is big balanced and simply beautiful.

Big Boy Pants Double IPA – Twin Sails Brewing


From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Big Boy Pants Double IPA”.  This is the breweries first release from their new brewery only release.  The beer pours an orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, herbal, citrus and some resin.  The flavour is of dank hops, resin, herbal hops, earth, pine, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.1% with an IBU of 65.  This is an amazing Double IPA and I look forward to more from this line.

Commercial Description: Big Boy Pants is the first of a series of very heavily hopped Double IPAs. This beer was hopped with over 6lbs per barrel using Simcoe, Apollo & Columbus hops and finished with Mosaic lupulin powder. If you’ve ever wondered what putting your head into a bag of hops was like, take a whiff of this beer and you’ll get a pretty good idea.

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