The Double Irish Imperial IPA tap badgeWe have taken our award-winning The Full Irish IPA and amped up the hops to create her bigger and bolder brother, the Double Irish. Using 100% premium Irish malted barley, this elegant unadorned malt profile allows us to showcase all that’s great about New World hops. Expect a tropical fruit explosion with plenty of residual pine hop flavours. Big, bold – and naturally adventurous.

Short description: Imperial IPA – big and bold – New World hops

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Pacific Jade, Cascade, Citra, Galaxy, Ella
Malt: Two-Row Malted Irish Barley
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 93 IBUs

Tasting notes
Colour/appearance: warm rich orange colour.
Aroma: leading from the start with mango, followed by orange and pine undertones.
Flavour: Think The Full Irish, dialed up to 11. Lots of luscious tropical fruit, especially that deep mango flavour, nicely balanced with pine and orange pith. Lots of spicy tingle to temper the full-bodied richness.
Aftertaste: a delicious bitter pine finish.

Food pairings:
There’s nothing meek or retiring about this beer; something to keep in mind when figuring out what to pair it with! Full-bodied and luscious, this is what we want to drink with a spatchcocked tandori chicken, served with a mango/pineapple/chilli/mint salsa, or a spicy Asian pork salad (don’t hold back on the chilli). The sweet mango flavours also work with carrot and pineapple cake and it’s well worth trying with a slab of sticky, fresh ginger gingerbread.

Reviews:
Lots of grapefruit and orange marmalade make up the guts of it, with darker mandarin and tangerine stuff hiding in the folds of the sweet fruit, along with mango, a hint of pine and just a smidgen of Starbursts.
The Drunken Destrier

Re-launch Date: February 2016
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: bottles and limited draught

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