In this beer blog, we are going to get into a special release from Petoskey Brewing. It is their Hopsessed Double IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan base craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this double IPA.
It has a clear copper color with a white constant head. The aroma has a citrus with hints of passion fruit notes. The taste has a citrus notes with a passion fruit and dry hop bitter aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.petoskeybrewing.com):
Hold on to your taste buds & make sure you have a designated driver! This mouth-exploding double I.P.A. starts with the unique citrus aroma provided by a 100% Simcoe dry hop. The high bitterness is slightly toned down by the caramel sweetness imparted by the large quantities of malted barley needed to achieve such a high ABV. (Limited time only!)
9.1% ABV, 119 IBU
Here is a their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, this is by far my favorite double IPA. I love the malty backbone and how the hops blend in with it. They did a great job on balance. It might come across as 119 IBU but it does not drink like that. It is still a sipping beer but drinkable in that beer style. I love it. This is so much better than Bell’s Hopslam. I believe people try this beer. They will realize that statement. I highly highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser