Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Lucid Duo Double IPA
Lucid Duo Double IPA. 9% ABV. Lucid Brewing, Minnetonka, MN.
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?)