Anchor Argonaut Collection: Double Liberty IPA (355ml Bottle)
Like Anchor’s Liberty Ale, Double Liberty IPA is made with 2-row pale malt and whole cone Cascade hops. Unlike Liberty Ale, Double Liberty has double the hops and double the IBUs (90 International Bittering Units), imparting uniquely complex flavors and dry-hop aroma to this radically traditional IPA.
When the Cascade hop is used is such large quantities in both the kettle and dry hopping the result is golden hued ale with a bountiful rich tropical fruit aroma and flavor. The perceived bitterness is lower than the actual 90 IBU’s would suggest and together with no alcohol heat culminates into a deceivably drinkable Double IPA.
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.