Doubble Hopulus

Washington
United States
The Pike Doubble Hopulus Beer Double IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
79
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

This double IPA is like a sunny vacation in the middle of winter. A bright, apricot colored beer, Pike Doubble Hopulus derives enticing flavors and aromas of stone fruits, pine and melon from its complex hop blend. Our brewers have balanced these tastes with rich malt flavors which will bring you back for sip after sip. This layered and smooth IPA clocks inat 8.5% ABV and is brewed with Chinook, Falconer’s Flight and Simcoe hops and then dry hopped with more Simcoe and Amarillo.

 

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
80
Hops: 
Falconer's Flight, Simcoe, Amarillo
Malts: 
ESB, Maris Otter, Munich, Carapils, Malted Wheat, Organic Sugar
Judges Review 
S J Klein's picture
Judges Rating:
79
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Its a hazy copper in the glass, with a vanishing white head. The nose is rich with honey, pine. A fair bit of alcohol is evident in the nose as winey notes. The beer has a sharp hop bite and is quite alcoholic. Its rich and malty, to the point of being slightly syrupy. There is little hop character, with just a hint of floral or citrus in the nose, but a deep hop bitterness, though not as bitter as many IPAs on the market. It's soft in the mouth, rich, warm, bubbly, and coating. In sum a big solid beer. Easy to drink, though with rich wine-like characters. It presents bitter over essence, without pushing you too far.