Pours with a chill haze and a bit more than a finger of frothy foam. Above average retention. Solid lacing throughout.
Aroma is more malt forward than hop. Deep, rich caramel, almost toffee but too sweet while including hints of dark fruits. Roasted, almost burnt comes to mind. Hop are resinous, some citrus.
Taste starts off subtle before a huge hit of malt in the middle that lasts to the end, lingering in the finish. Hops attempt to balance but sweet, light bitterness in the finish accompanies the malt.
Medium body. Carbonation is a step up. Tries to dry the mouth but the sweet malt won't let it.
Double IPAs are best served as hop bombs. This is a sweet and malty. Too much malt. Too forward. I would have it again in a pinch but there are so many others out there that do a much better job. Enjoy!
All of the wonderful hop-driven flavors of Nectar IPA turned up to create a classic DIPA. Big herbal resinous hop flavor with balancing stone fruit notes, round malt middle and assertive hop bitterness in the finish.
This double IPA does everything twice. Double the hops, double the ABV = one heck of a brew. Named for the California coastal redwoods, one of the oldest and tallest living species in America, we think this big brew does these imperial giants justice.
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy