Bach Brewing Hopsmacker Double IPA (500ml Bottle)
Hopsmacker originated at our old Limburg Brewery and won best in class and several gold medals during its time. This reincarnation grunts it up to a Double IPA using the bones of the original recipe with loads more US and NZ hops, and superbly balanced with NZ and English pale malts.
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.