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Infamous Brewing Company

Infamous Brewing Company
"Double Tap" Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Infamous Brewing Company
"Double Tap" Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Bright, sweaty, fruity aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits and peach creme brulee with a creamy, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity sweet medium-full body and a peppery, stimulating, medium-long finish conveying notes of fruit cake a la mode, peppered greens, and pine sap finish. A boldly malty and hoppy IIPA that is in your face, but has a creamy, warm underbelly.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich, heavy, malty, hoppy & bold & bitter
Aroma Aroma: caramelized fruits and peach creme brulee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fruit cake a la mode, peppered greens, and pine sap
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Buffalo Wings, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A boldly malty and hoppy IIPA that is in your face, but has a creamy, warm underbelly.

The Producer

Infamous Brewing

The Producer
4602 Weletka Dr #200-300
Austin, TX 78734
USA
1 512-487-8786

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.