Stone Brewing Company - Double IPA 7.7% ABV.
Juxtaposition. Heaven and hell. Yeah, I went there.
This is the hopheads dream. So good. Sentence length reducingly good.
Straight to the beer!
Spoiler alert: Hops feature heavily in this beer.
Your nose gets seduced by this heavily dry hopped ale and makes you want to drink it all. You almost know exactly what this beer will taste like purely from the aroma, but this only heightens the desire to take a sip.
There it is. A fairly heavy malt bill, considering it’s up around the 7-8% ABV mark, but it’s still prepared to play support for the hops as they completely steal the show. The light pale mate/caramalt body give just enough sweetness while letting the hops run wild. It screams of Centennial hops, but I might be wrong.
I can hardly imagine a better beer to go to when it’s a good fix of hops that you require.
Obtaining this beer down in little Australia might be tough, but it’s oh so worth it.