Hoyne Hard Rain Double IPA
Clouds the colour of concrete curtain the sky, and frowning like Judges, they let loose their verdict: "Rain for everyone! Hard Rain!". Small animals scurry for cover, weatherman fly south like geese. Water pummels the streets, gathers into gangs and run the gutters. The rest of us just hunker in for another Wet Coast Deluge, humming "...good times are coming, but they’re sure coming slow."
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.