Full Review

Wild Leap Brew Co.

Wild Leap Brew Co.
OG: Cascade Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Wild Leap Brew Co.
OG: Cascade Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.1%
Hazy pale gold color. Aromas of orange creamsicle, lemon Italian ice, and honeycomb with a slightly chewy, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, brisk orange lollipop, fresh arugula, lemon basil, and pink peppercorn finish. A chewy, juicy double IPA that delivers the tropical hop goods.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: orange creamsicle, lemon Italian ice, and honeycomb
Taste Flavor: orange lollipop, fresh arugula, lemon basil, and pink peppercorn
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Stilton, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, juicy double IPA that delivers the tropical hop goods.

The Producer

Wild Leap

The Producer
308 Main Street
Lagrange, GA 30240
USA
1 706-2986400

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.