It’s Day 11, the penultimate day of the #12BeersOfXmas and it’s time for another big US double IPA.
Dogfish Head – 90 Minute Imperial IPA (9%, 12oz bottle)
This one pours a nice orange colour with a slight hop haze and a lively carbonation.
The aroma is big on the US style citrus and tropical fruit notes – pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lychee – followed by a sweet malty character.
These characters follow on into the flavour of the beer, giving intense citrus and tropical fruits on a good strong malty backbone. It’s also quite full bodied and almost chewy. Each mouthful ends with a strong bitterness and a slight alcohol warmth. There’s a lot going on in this beer!
Overall this is a really good double IPA, not the best I’ve had but still well worth checking out.