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Beer- #388 – Behemoth – Wet Dream Wet Hopped Double IPA

I’m not sure how these get named but this is from a tap into a growler to takeaway with me – the Behemoth- Wet Dream- Wet Hopped Double IPA

It has an 8.3 % ABV, so this bottle is 6.55 standard drink units.  about 200 calories  a serve of 350ml and there are 3 serves in this, and a smidge. Means a second lap of the block on my exercise. He said thoughtfully….

Selfie!

Selfie!

This is brewed for the  Behemoth Brewing Company but its Brewed at The Twisted Hop and it’s a Double IPA in style

The Beer Giraffe has produced a wad of angry wet hopped wetness. Nelson Sauvin and some other sticky green flowers provide punchy fruitiness and mouth peeling bitterness.

All Nelson Sauvin hopped double ipa with fresh hops and other forms all through the brewing process

I had this out and about on my travels at a bar, but decided that I should have a crack at this in a different environment. So I stopped at the local place and filled up a litre. Thanks Hopscotch.

And I’m now having this having been out for a really pleasing dinner with MrsPdubyah, which I may write about later, because I know you’re all askance.

Anyhoo…

Wet Grass o-rama on popping the top on this, and you can see how dark chestnut brown this is.

Pouring gives as great head, and this is a very aromatic beer, wiffy as MrsPhil says.  It really is all wet grass, and dare I say cats piss as a Hop Aroma. Go on google it, it’s a thing.

BWDI remember drinking this out and about that his had a really hammer strength bitterness that brought me up short and I thought it was a whole drama that didn’t need to be had.  Taken away in a growler I’d like to say that I might have been wrong.

Although I might not have been, as this is about the same, based on the aroma, and then…  but on drinking might be less sweet and have a more high note bitterness that I remember.

Turns out that this is more drinkable than when I had it out and about on my travels, also on tap,  and also at the same time it is also a bit undrinkable and paradoxically enjoyable.

Que? Well this carries now a different bitterness profile to the one I remember, which made me wince a bit, this now has a lot of one note of bitterness and aroma, it’s more measured in its delivery.

Waffle waffle waffle……   since clearly this isn’t my first beer tonight…. but then to the chase.

Before that though. 

anyhoo….

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 a of its things from the thing. Shutup!, heck yes it’s almost undrinkable, and it has so much aroma that a tomcat could blush, but it’s also quite a pleasing drink, it does’t change from whoa to go and is what it is, a strongly hopped IPA that at the end of the bottle made me smile and become all wistful (and squiffy)

You know you’re drinking a well hopped beer, because it is ever-present, and remains constant from the first to the last. What you’ll forget is the high ABV content and you’ll end up like me smiling a goodly bit in wonderment.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? yes, no, yes, no, yes I fell about giggling
  2. Would I have another? I did already and I fell about giggling
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? If they had a nose for the hops yes, or they had a cat fetish, or they just wanted to have a just a good beer and care the less.

Treat yourself, as I did, with this as musics to drink by :  King Kapisi – Screams from the Old Plantation

Fai fai pea, fai fai pea

IMPERIAL/DOUBLE IPA

Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavour profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.

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