Here we have Uiltje flexing their hoppy muscles and presenting a triple IPA.
Our Dutch hop masters have made a beer with a body consisting of pale, pilsner and amber malts, combined with Simcoe, Cascade, Amarillo, Chinook and Centennial hops, and they weren’t stingy with the dosage.
We are presented with an inviting orange beer with a neat white foam. The aroma is of tropical fruits of course, like orange, mandarin and grapefruit, a resin character and then that big malt body underneath.
In the flavour the beer is sweet malt and fruit, full and heavy on the tongue. The malty body takes a more prominent role in the flavour than the nose suggested, but the hops are there to moderate that sweetness and lend a nice little spicy tingle to the aftertaste.
Even for a beer with such a big malt body and shitloads of hops I think these high ABV IPA’s are a difficult style to brew. Tricky in the sense of restraining that alcohol burn, which so often negatively affects these types of beers.
Happily, this beer doesn’t really have this hot alcohol sensation. In truth this is such a big malt bomb of a beer that despite all of this hops, I reckon this is tending toward a (very) hoppy barley wine, which I don’t mind at all.