In this beer blog, we are going to get into a special release beer from Sweetwater Brewery. It is their Hop Hash Double IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Southern craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Georgia base craft brewery. Let us get into this Double IPA.
It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. There is a lot of carbonation in this beer. The aroma has a heavy juicy citrus notes. The taste of this double IPA has a front forward citrus notes. It has a bitter hop aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):
We scraped all the hash out of the Yakima hop pelletizers we could get our sticky fingers on to concoct the dankest double IPA out there. The pure hop lupulin, aka “hash” (the resiny stuff), meshes seamlessly with the 2-row, pilsner and wheat malts, allowing it to deliver a pungent punch to the palate.
Specs: Available year round in 6-packs of 12 oz bottles, 1/2 bbl kegs and 1/6 torpedo kegs.
Malt bill: 2-row, Pilsner, Wheat
Hops: Centennial and hash “blend”
ABV: 7.8% IBUs:100
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In the end, all my readers and friends know that I am a huge fan of this craft brewery. I have been wanting to try this beer. I was happy to see it in the sampler pack. I enjoyed drinking all their beers so it was a no brainer. It is pretty balance for a Double IPA with a ton of juicy hop notes. I like it and I want more. This is a great Double IPA. I will head to Ohio looking for six pack bottles. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser