Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lucid Duo Double IPA

Lucid Duo Double IPA. 9% ABV. Lucid Brewing, Minnetonka, MN.

"DUO is a double hopped sledgehammer. Sky high IBUs hammer your palate and break down your beer boundaries with each face-slapping sip.  Great beer from the North that is far from Minnesota Nice!"

Clear, amber-hued, big, lasting, creamy white head, leaving lace.

Aroma: bitter and slightly sweet, resin-y, pine and citrus. Honey and grapefruit.

Taste: Astringent and bitter at first, the way all good double IPAs should be. Slightly abrasive, good amount of grit on the palate, just short of aspirin-y. Bitterness subsides just a touch, and the fruit rises and shines. Lot of hoppitude happening. Gets more mellow in the mouth, smoother and tastier. I like this one.

As I looked for info on this for this post, I saw a note on their website that this brew is on hiatus until next spring due to "over-consumption and limited availability on hop contracts." I was hoping for some specific information on the ingredients and the hops, only to find that they aren't making it anymore. Clearly, they have a hit on their hands, that they can't turn out currently. (Although, I still have a keg on hand, how did that happen?)

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