Brewed by Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Serve at 50-55
Enjoyed from a Bell’s Tulip Glass
A: Pours a deep, hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Great retention.
S: Amazing tropical fruit mix. Mango, pineapple, grapefruit make a great combo. The nose is very fruity and boozy with some candied fruit along with piney hops.
T: Very similar to the nose. Tropical fruits with a walloping burst of piney and citrus hops. Anything this expensive and calling itself a Triple IPA better deliver. The caramel backbone supports the overwhelming hop finish, but the balance is tipped in favor of tops for certain. The bitter finish lasts for some time – a very unusual length of time.
M: Medium-bodied with a very creamy texture. The 10% ABV is nearly invisible. Nice work.
O: If you’re a fan of DIPA – I’m sure you’ll enjoy this. The only question is: do you want to spend nearly $18 on this beer? Avery, Three Floyds, and several other breweries make equal and better styles from $5 to $8 cheaper. You can get a much better deal by investing the same amount of money in a six-pack of Hoplsam. This beer is no six-pack of Hoplsam, Don’t let cost sour your opinion; if you have the disposable cash – it’s worth a try (or three). I’m generally a huge fan of this awesome Akron, OH brewery.