Just like you, but different
Rocky Knob East Coast Overdose, a beer collaboration, a big beer, and being Friday hard to resist, end of a week and all that.
The trusty fill station bottle of a beer that is 9.5% ABV, 285 calories a serve size, and this would be 7.5 drink units of beer.
A Sunshine and Rocky Knob collaborative brew, featuring all NZ hops, including mash addition of Kohatu
A celebration of two brewing companies who live in easy reach of amazing beaches – Mt Maunganui and Gisborne.
So, what could possibly go wrong?
Malty rich sugary aroma, Fruity too, let’s go with Mango. Let’s.
In the glass it’s a real fruit salad of aroma, lovely rich fruits.
Fantastic bright polished orange bronze, an absolute picture of a beer with a prize winner of a head.
Then it’s surprisingly bitter in the mouth for all that lead in and build up, but the promise from the aroma of the fruit delivers with a lovely sugary aplomb.
Then I got a spicy peppery thing going on to. A proper mixed bag.
I like it and I don’t like it in equal amounts then. But then I have to come to an early conclusion that it really isn’t a beer that my particular taste preferences don’t quite match up with.
Which then shows that you can’t get on with every beer.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. Despite all the things that I don’t like I do get why this could be a really good beer, It has aroma in spades, looks and pours really well, leaves that lovely lacing in the glass. But it’s not a bit of me. Seven then, because it’s a nice beer well made and all that, probably lot higher if you liked the hop combination and that, which I don’t, and so there it is.
The double dip review
Music for this: “ The Amazing ” and ” Ambulance” on Spotify
The Amazing is a Swedish indie rock band, whose members include Reine Fiske , who plays with Dungen, and Christoffer Gunrup,
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.