Monday, July 31, 2017

Other Half & Monkish Twice Baked Potato

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.39/5
- RateBeer: 3.81/5
- Untappd: 4.43/5

"Twice Baked Potato Imperial IPA(8%) is our Monkish Brewing collab with Vic Secret, Simcoe, Citra, Riwaka and Galaxy. We double dry hop this beer with all those lovely hops."

Pours a beautiful, murky yellow with just over a finger of white head.

Orange sherbet, lemon peel, and melon on the nose. Citrus acidity and even some lime are here too. Noticeable doughy malts bring some balance to the aroma, but it goes back to the fruitier side with grapefruit and then a touch of dank hops.

The taste starts off with the sherbet and orange creme from the aroma. Lots of lemon and lime zest with grapefruit peel and a big dose of those doughy/bready malts really pack a punch. Towards the middle of the mouth, the dank hop flavor and pure hop juice kick in and this becomes a totally different beer. An appetizing bitter character takes control and the citrus notes have no choice but to relinquish the throne. That bitterness carries through to the back end and on the finish, but a resurgence of the lemon and sherbet on each sip make each swallow a delight...giggity.

Mouthfeel is creamy and fluffy. This does not feel like an 8% DIPA at all as it drinks far too easily. The citrus notes make it refreshing at times and despite the bitter takeover in the middle, this is easy to slug down.

What a great collaboration between Monkish and Other Half. This was a complex and flavorful Double IPA with insane drinkability. The body was fluffy and it drank like a single IPA. You could also taste the influence of all the hops used. That, combined with a big malt presence, made for a delicious and well-balanced DIPA.


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