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.


Galaxy SMaSH Double IPA – The Parkside Brewery

From Port Moody’s The Parkside Brewery comes their “Galaxy SMaSH Double IPA”.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, tropical fruit, pine and some toffee.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, citrus rind, caramel, earth, resin and some bitterness.  There is some alcohol flavour also but that is to be expected at 8.3% alcohol.  The brewery has hit it on the head with this release!


Imperial IPA – Black Kettle Brewing Company

From Black kettle Brewing Company out of North Vancouver comes their “Imperial IPA”.  The beer pours a dark amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of caramel, dough, mild fruit and floral hops.  The flavour is of caramel, brown sugar, grain, mild earth, fruit, bitterness with only mild booze coming through.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.7% with an IBU of 78.  This beer came in on the slightly sweeter side but it had the booze and the bitterness one would expect form a Double IPA for sure!