Here we have one 750 ml "crowler" of 99 IBU, 9% ABV Double India Pale Ale from Day Block Brewing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Filled and purchased on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Drinking it now.
Crystal clear, bright golden color, slim white head.
Brilliant citric and tropical nose. A touch sweet and honey-isn, and not too terribly bitter. Nice.
Taste: more tropical than citric on the tongue and past the palate. More sweet, like melon and banana. Not literally, of course. Smooth and delicious. Slides down like a champ. Oh, me, oh, my, oh, mmm, yeah. Lean malt flavors, just holding it down. Goes down way too easy. F* it all, I'm drunk already.
Not quite. I do like this, though. Pretty nice, DIPA, though. Why the name? Let's check the website...
Batch number 10 in our Bands That Brew series, this ale was made especially for the Gentlemen's Anti-Temperence League. Brewed with English Maris Otter pale ale malt and loads of Nugget and Chinook hops, this beer is a beast of an IPA. Huge notes of hoppy pine and citrus are supported by a delicate bready malt backbone. 99 IBUs for hoptimum enjoyment.
I know that band, they play at Acadia sometimes. They sing about whiskey, and drink cider. But, apparently, also home-brew. Hmmm. Maybe that's why this tastes like a double IPA crossed with a cider?