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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Ocean Sun White Sails Brewing Collab Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Vancouver Island Brewing
Ocean Sun White Sails Brewing Collab Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 8%
Bright copper in color, with bright aromas of plantain, spruce tip tea, and orange muffin. On the palate, crisp acidity brings golden raisin and grilled citrus flavors into a breezy, tingling finish. This bold and bitter brew packs a punch!

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: plantains, melba toast, spruce tip tea, and orange muffin
Taste Flavor: butter, golden raisin, and grilled citrus
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, bitter brew with a kick.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

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.