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Danny Boy Beer Works

Danny Boy Beer Works
Rock N Rolla Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Danny Boy Beer Works
Rock N Rolla Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized dried fruits, white chocolate toffee, and onion marmalade with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length finish revealing impressions of peppered arugula and citrus peels finish. A nicely restrained imperial IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: caramelized dried fruits, white chocolate toffee, and onion marmalade
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of peppered arugula and citrus peels
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely restrained imperial IPA.

The Producer

Danny Boy Beer Works

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

Imperial IPA

Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
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.