Brew Moon US 101 West Coast Double IPA (500ml Can)
This beer was inspired by a road trip that Belinda went on in 2014 from Santa Barbara, California (where she brewed Ole Mole with brewer AJ at Figueroa Mountain Brewery) to Bellingham Washington. The famous highway loosely follows the coast and along it Belinda (and younger son Oscar) found exciting breweries brewing very hoppy alcoholic beers. This beer is all about the numbers but it is remarkably balanced!
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.