2XIPA

12 oz single, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Hazed, orange pour with a bone-white head. Not much lace. Unusually light in color for a DIPA with almost a Hefe (or a least a wheat beer) look about it.
Nose has sweet, sugary citrus which is replicated in the taste. Not especially bitter, and frankly a pretty reserved and low hop presence in this beer for the style. This is NOT a complex or complicated beer by any stretch of the imagination, and for me that’s the appeal. Simple, tasty stuff.
Pretty drinkable, but there’s no way that one could describe the tastes as typical for an American DIPA where the hop presence is supposed to be high. Definitely NOT a “West Coast” version of the style, which I suppose, makes perfect sense. Short finish without lingering bitterness. Alcohol very well hidden considering.
Not a classic example of the style, and I would imagine that this will disappoint many people that are looking for some palate wrenching bitterness. For me though, it works well and I enjoyed the simplicity of the beer despite the high ABV.

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09/23/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.6
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