In this beer blog, we are going to sample Hoperation Overload Double IPA from Destihl Brewery. Matt Potts switch careers from Lawyer to a brewmaster and CEO of Destihl Brewery in 2007. They brew several different beer styles and they package most of their beers in cans. Asides that, there is not much history from this young craft brewery. Let us get into this Double IPA.
It has a dark copper color with a semi constant white head. The aroma has a citrus to some floral notes. The taste has some citrus to a slight caramel to sweet malty notes. The aftertaste has a sweet caramel finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer can:
Our mission for this Imperial or “Double” India Pale Ale is overload the beer with hops for an intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma while still being balanced by a big malt profile, resulting in a hoppy beer with more dimension. This beer is light copper in color with some hop haze from overloading with dry hops as well. Cheers!
Here is a description from their website (www.destihlbrewery.com):
Imperial India Pale Ale / overloaded with hops
ABV: 9.6% IBU: 85 Color SRM: 11 First Brewed: 06-19-09
Our mission for this Imperial or ‘Double’ India Pale Ale is to overload the beer with hops for an intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma while still being balanced by a big malt profile, resulting in a hoppy beer with more dimension. This beer is light copper in color with some hop haze from overloading with dry hops as well. World Beer Championships Award: Bronze Medal 2011
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I am a hardcore hophead. I love my hops and I love every level of IPA’s. Yes, I have grown to love White IPA’s. There are some unique ones out there that I fall in love with. However, we are talking about this Double IPA, I have to say I love it. I love the fact it is package in cans and I love design of the label. I love the play on words and I believe they are honoring those who serviced. I love the finish of this beer. For being Imperial IPA, it is pretty drinkable and that is a plus for us hopheads. It is drinkable to the experience IPA drinkers. I am not saying the guy that drinks wheat ales is going to say this is drinkable. It is a sipping beer to him. I recommend you trying this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser