Brewery: Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
ABV: 9.2% IBU: 119
Having good neighbours can be a great thing, especially when they leave you tasty treats for taking care of their (adorable and affectionate) cats.
This particular brew had been on my Untappd wishlist for some time so I was pretty excited to try it out. It was a bit different than I expected from the high IBU rating but, despite the surprisingly fruity aroma, it was quite delicious.
Sharing it with my husband was a good choice as the flavour is quite deceptive, hiding the high alcohol content and making it easy to drink it too quickly.
MIDTFYNS BRYGHUS DOUBLE IPA
The Double IPA is an American inspired, dark amber beer with a beautiful light coloured head. The brewer has chosen to dry hop this IPA which adds to the full and complex hop profile of Cascade, Chinook and Centennial.
This Danish double IPA pours with a hazy amber body with a small head of light foam. The head dissipates rather quickly to a thin ring and island of medium bubbles. Little carbonation is evident in the brew and it leaves only the faintest lacing behind.
The aroma of this double IPA is dominated by unexpectedly fruity apple and pear notes that are fresh and juicy with no hint of booziness. Pineapple and mango aromas are also present with some sweet caramel malts coming through beneath. The hop presence is fairly subdued in the aroma with a subtle grassiness tempering the fruit.
Midtfyns Bryghus’s double IPA has a more subtle, slightly sour apple and pear flavour with a nice hop profile. The bitterness is quite pleasant and not too high despite the impressive IBU. A lingering fruity and resinous aftertaste follows the hoppier body.
With a low to medium carbonation and a medium body, this beer is a bit sticky before it relaxes into a dry finish.