Epic Thirteen (500ml Bottle)
The World’s First Quadruple Brut IPA and the Biggest IPA Epic has ever made!
This December Epic turned Thirteen so we thought what better way to celebrate than make a 13% IPA – How did it come out 15% ? We put in so much effort to make sure the beer was high alcohol as well as a super dry brut style, we overshot the mark. As it turned out the beer is actually pretty good at 15%. So we thought rather than starting over we would just be thankful that the THIRTEEN is so EPIC. To keep the beer as pale as possible we have use a large proportion of Pilsner malt. After we had dry hopped the beer, the high alcohol, and dryness, needed way more hops, so we added the same amount of dry hopping again. Double Dry Hopped. For a beer that is 15% it is surprisingly easy to drink. We have found that if it is too cold though it is a bit challenging.
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.