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Danny Boy Beer Works

Danny Boy Beer Works
Hand of God Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Danny Boy Beer Works
Hand of God Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Brilliant deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed citrus and herbs, lemon poppyseed muffin, chocolate fruit pastry, and menthol rub with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, cheery finish revealing accents of pepper jelly on toast and kale and endive finish. A surprisingly smooth and easy drinking IPA with lighter malt and hops than usual.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: honeyed citrus and herbs, lemon poppyseed muffin, chocolate fruit pastry, and menthol rub
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pepper jelly on toast and kale and endive
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Chop Suey, Chicken and Waffles, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A surprisingly smooth and easy drinking IPA with lighter malt and hops than usual.

The Producer

Danny Boy Beer Works

The Producer
12702 Meeting House Rd.
Carmel, IN 46032
USA
1 317-561-0622

Imperial IPA

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.