Tricerahops Double IPA
Hops, hops and more hops, combine with enough malt to make this a very balanced 8.8% beer.
Chances are, this particular breed of herbivorous dinosaur would rather eat a shit load of hops than tuff leaved plants and trees. This double IPA pours dark amber orange. The aroma has a nice hop-fruit core, focusing on ruby-red grapefruit, candied lemon, lychee and orange, with a touch of pine, herbal and cracker like malt notes. Beautiful flavor combinations mask its strength of a whopping 8.8% alc./vol. Fiercely flavorful, what you will find here is an abundance of hops, and then more hops. Dry-hopping techniques after the brewing process is completed, giving it a unique and refreshing citrus aroma flavor, which compliment the slightly heavy bite. The malt profile is sweeter than you would think, but is just dark enough to stand up on its own with the superfluity of hops, but not too dark to cloud the delicate balance of flavors. A modicum of notable cheesiness adds another interesting plane of flavor. The finish brings on a healthy dose of non-abrasive bitterness, with some sweetness to balance. Unlike its evolutionary challenged namesake, I have a feeling Tricerahops is a long way from extinction.