Liberty Hoptical Illusion Double IPA (500ml Bottle)
Amazing artwork from local Tattoo Artist Roger Moore. Relish how it perfectly echoes what is in the bottle. Adore the pale lager like feel and appearance. Revel in the mystical transformation that happens when you take the glass up to your face. Marvel at the wonder and mystery that is this Hoptical Illusion.
It is a beer that belies its appearance. We used the palest Weyermann Pilsner malt that we could find. We jammed unconventional amounts of Simcoe, Sauvin, Mosaic and Columbus into every facet of the beer making process. We sourced a rare yeast strain from the East Coast of the USA. Then, we waited for the magic to happen.
Forget what you think you know about beer. Forget that “Malt Backbone” that people talk about: you won’t find it here. Forget Wisdom. Forget Convention. Forget what the beer judges might say about this beer. Just take that glass up to your lips and let the sweet juicy deliciousness engulf your senses.
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.