Sunshine Double Happy Imperial IPA (500ml Bottle)
Before the advent of the fun police we had bland beer and firecrackers galore. Our favourite crackers were Double Happys which we put to good use on our Guy Fawkes Night sojourn to blow up the headmaster’s letterbox. We restrained ourselves with this double IPA, keeping it to 8% but giving it a broad English malt palate which holds the fine but lengthy bitterness that binds these 3 elements together. This beer displays a lifted intense spicy grapefruit and citrus nose that drags you into the glass.
A cracker of an Ale
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.