McLeod's Tropical Cyclone Double IPA (500ml Bottle)
Rain keeps it pretty lush in the ‘Winterless North,’ though Mother Nature likes to test our mettle with a wee cyclone now and again. What’s a beer lover to do?
Tropical Cyclone Double IPA weather’s any storm. Classically ‘hoppy as’ with a wickedly wild array of ripe peach and papaya up front, it’s hop-forward with a citrus-heavy palate, balanced bitterness and a dry finish. Not bad before or after any storm.
Brewer’s Guild NZ Bronze Medal 2016
Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavour profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.