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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Great Dane Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.3%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Great Dane Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.3%
Brilliant color. Aromas of candied yams, sweet potato pancake, and cocoa-dusted nuts with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-to-long mango chutney on pepper bread, peppery spices, and pine blossom finish. A rock solid IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Bold & Bitter & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: candied yams, sweet potato pancake, and cocoa-dusted nuts
Taste Flavor: mango chutney on pepper bread, peppery spices, and pine blossom
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid IPA.

The Producer

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

The Producer
357 Price Place
Madison, WI 53705
USA
1 608-661-9400

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.