Yesterday morning, @craftybeerbloke
quite rightly pointed out on his post that I like to ‘SIPA on a DIPA©️™️’ (you heard it here first), so today I‘m posting my response to that extremely accurate allegation with my own review of the very DIPA that he reviewed yesterday!
So there I was on Sunday afternoon cycling up to Hackney with a bag full of empty cans to photograph en route, knowing full well I’d be cycling home with a bag full of, yeah you guessed it, full up cans! So, I had to get the snaps before I filled up so I could make some room in the sack!
This was taken on Blackfriars Bridge heading north (true north if you catch my meaning) and when a decent opportunity to snap a shot looking west over the Thames presented itself, I rustled around in the bag and picked out this little number. Well, it’s not little at all. This @northernmonk
’Double Heathen’ DIPA is a massive beer as it’s fucking 10%! This was my 600th unique check in on @untappd
and shared with my good mate Tom, also an avid craft drinker. We had about 20 minutes before @webroughtbeer
closed to share this and a Northern Monk ‘Pecan Pie Strannik’ Imperial Stout, also 10%, and after those two we were a little sideways I’m not gonna lie!
I was very much looking forward to trying this DIPA but for me it was unfortunately just too boozy! The flavour was just too punchy, too throaty and basically like a kick in the taste buds as the alcohol taste overwhelmed and covered up the joose. The juicy, tropical citrus and hoppy flavour I was expecting was lost on me and sadly I moved on disappointed with just a boozy, piney and resinous taste in my mouth. It was really smooth however, I’ll give it that but I’ve definitely had way better DIPAs and I’m sad to say that this needed to be way juicier and fruitier to bootier - it was just a booze overload!
Sessionability: 0/10, don’t even try!
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