Muddy York Dereliction Double I.P.A.
If you were poor or desperate in 18th century York, there was a good chance you would end up living in “The Ward”, one of the settlements most notorious slums. After many years of dereliction and neglect, the area would later become the building grounds for Toronto’s city hall and financial district. This beer has massive aromatics, complex hop flavor and an incredibly smooth bitterness which makes this a Double I.P.A. like no other.
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.