Full Review

HopLore

HopLore
Milford Ditch TIPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

HopLore
Milford Ditch TIPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
Dusty gold color. Interesting aromas and flavors of cannabis, grilled mangos and concord grapes, bunt cake, and szechwan button with a round, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a long finish evoking accents of pepper, pine and coca leaf tea, honeyed grapefruit and kumquat peels, and white chocolate pretzel finish. A supple and satisfying IIPA with a few interesting flavor twists.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cannabis, grilled mangos and concord grapes, bunt cake, and Szechwan button
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pepper, pine and coca leaf tea, honeyed grapefruit and kumquat peels, and white chocolate pretzel
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple and satisfying IIPA with a few interesting flavor twists.

The Producer

Hoplore Brewing Company

The Producer
100 S. Old State Road 15
Leesburg, IN 46538
USA
1 574-453-0496

Their Portfolio

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.