Rockbottom Thulsa Doom II
The mighty Thulsa Doom spawned from the dregs of a tiny little can of another well-known DIPA. That’s right. Some of you may remember Thulsa Doom from last April; local homebrewer and Brewnoser Rob Shortt harvested yeast from a can of deliciously hoppy brew and cultured it up into a 2 L starter. He brought it across the harbour delivering it straight into my hands. I continued the mission, nurturing and feeding the beast until multiplied into a very healthy and concentrated 50 L starter for the main batch of Thulsa. Fast forward through several weeks of dry-hopping and conditioning, now we drink! And now, here it is again. Bigger. Stronger. Faster. Thulsa Doom II - Please share the hop-love.
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.