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Beer – #1002 – Three Weavers – Knotty

Well since the last time I was writing; Football didn’t come home, it got very cold herein NZ (possibly the Winter), and in the UK it got a bit warm (probably the Summer), I had family visit, and I managed to wear my other knee out that means another visit to the hospital, and all those things didn’t happen when I was writing about beer. So to avoid future catastrophes I though I’d write again 🙂 Oh and I really did enjoy my brother visiting from the UK, that wasn’t a catastrophe at all, but I’m not editing that sentence.

I really do have a fridge full of wanty and needful beers, and so here’s a good time to start.

A #BeerJerkNZ Beer club beer,  an IPA, from Three Weavers, or is that Three Weav3rs, in Inglewood California this one is called ‘Knotty’

“Juicy and Hop Froward”

A can of 355ml beer that is is 8.6% ABV, and 69 IBU things. and at about 255 calories a serve, this can is around  2.41 standard drink units in NZ

Three Weavers Knotty DIPA is Brewed by Three Weavers Brewing Company, who are in Inglewood California. and they do this one in the style of an  IPA – Imperial / Double

Juicy and hop forward, Knotty is our bold, sunny and undisputably dank Double IPA – just like our friends at Knotty Woods in San Diego.

Because the only moment better than sharing a beer with your friends is making it with them.

Brewed by Three Weavers Brewing Company, Inglewood, California.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

That’s really hoppy beer, there’s a nasal assault when you crack that lid open. Lovely bright golden pour with what starts off as a full fluffed up head of white foam that just settles and mostly disappears. the beer remains cloudy however.

immediate dry ‘roughness’ from the get-go but with a promise of fruitier notes that help this along.

You can pick that alcohol tang quite easily, it’s lurking there without shame or any pretence of hiding.

The dryness is quite prickly really, and it might be I’ve had one too many stouts or porters of late, or this remarkable milkshake beers but this is certainly a stop and take notice kind of thing.

I’m pretty glad it’s only the small can and not in pints, or at the fill station, because I think this is quite an intense beer that would wear you out quite quickly, and I’ve only had a couple of sups!

I prefer my big dIPA to be less peaky and more across the curve or taste with that harshness offset by a fruitless or fullness, this just seemed a little harsh and brash. But it looked great and the aroma was monumental.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. It’s just a little too bold and harsh and then there’s that tang of the alcohol that is quite prominent. Big beer is fine but this is a bit peaky and not for me.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The BeerJerk NZ Beer Club, like a lbook club but with beer.
  • Am I enjoying it? I wanted to, but it was just too much for me.
  • Would I have another? .No, but I know Three Weavers make other nice beers that’d be worth trying
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Oddly yes, because there needs to be a marker about what makes a DIPA, and this is pretty traditional and what you’d expect, beer seems to have  leap on a roller coaster of tastes and flavours and nice to have a reset to accurately judge the current shenanigans I recon.

Music for this:  David Axelrod   The Edge –  on the Spotify player 

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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