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Doubble Hopulus

February, 2016
Judges Rating: 
18 / 24
4 / 6
34 / 40
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.