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O’Connor Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company
Heavy Footer Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

O’Connor Brewing Company
Heavy Footer Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Brilliant deep amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of frosted orange spice cake, macadamia nougat, and lemon zested lettuces with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, long finish revealing notes of honeyed roasted citrus and nuts, dried apricot, and peppered greens finish. A rock solid IIPA that is sure to please; try in beertails.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: frosted orange spice cake, macadamia nougat, and lemon zested lettuces
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeyed roasted citrus and nuts, dried apricot, and peppered greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid IIPA that is sure to please; try in beertails.

The Producer

O’Connor Brewing Co.

The Producer
211 W. 24th street
Norfolk, VA 23517
USA
1 757-623-2337

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.