Double Archipelago

Georgia
United States
Double Archipelago, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Inspired by our first Hop Hut release, Double Archipelago is an unfiltered IPA that delivers a taste of the tropics. Hopped with Southern Passion, Vic Secret, Kohatu, Simcoe, El Dorado and more, this beer is a juice bomb of tropical flavors, including passionfruit and rockmelon.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
55
Served at: 
45 - 50ºF
Hops: 
Southern Passion, Vic Secret, Kohatu, Simcoe, El Dorado
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Double Archipelago by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Double IPA (BJCP 2015 Category 22A).

The aroma doesn’t quite jump out of the glass but what is present is very inviting. Hops showcase an array of honeydew melon, passion fruit and dried apricot. The aroma is a bit mild overall for the style but freshness and a clean fermentation are evident. There is no perceptible malt character in the aroma. The beer pours blonde with subtle haze and a creamy dense white head that persists well into the enjoyment of the beverage. 

The flavor has an expressive tropical hop character that closely follows the aroma and the bitterness is very mild in the balance. However, restraint in bitterness aids in drinkability, which this beer offers in spades. This beer appropriately utilizes malt as a blank slate and gets out of the way, allowing the hops to become front and center. The finish is dry with lingering hop flavor. There is no alcohol warmth or hop astringency noted.

This beer straddles a thin line somewhere between American IPA and Double IPA – arguments could be made on either side. Rather than get caught up in the details of where it is best suited categorically, the important thing is this beer’s exquisite hop character. There is a delicate tropical hop presence that features characteristics that IPA drinkers and brewers have been gushing over in recent years. The delicate, tropical hop juiciness is difficult to describe in words so do yourself a favor and seek this one out for enjoyment!   

Brewery Introduction

Monday Night Brewing is an Atlanta-based craft brewery. We brew beers for the weeknights – balanced, flavorful ales that pair well with food.

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