ParrotDog Double IPA Kowhai (500ml Bottle)
Flora IPA Series.
In a "Double" IPA a bigger pale malt base makes the beer significantly stronger, as you'd expect. But it's all about producing a foundation, rather than full balance, all the better to show off enormous quantities of massively aromatic New Zealand grown Riwaka and Australian Vic Secret hops. The combination is full of intensely juicy tropical and citrus flavours - and this beer lets them shine, lets them sing.
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.