Just like you, but different
This is a beer that should win awards for the can presentation, and the wonderful name, DoBro.
DoBro though is a Double Brown IPA. Based the magnificent Dusty Gringo that Deep Creek make, this has the basis for being a bit special really.
Get amongst it bro!
‘Double Brown’ is pretty much a New Zealand staple in beers, it’s everyman beer, and it’s very traditional. and famous in New Zealand, although the labelling has changed more recently there are plentiful pictures of it’s glorious past incarnations.
Canned craft beer, the bigger 440ml with an ABV of 8.5% which is about 255 calories a serve, this is 2.95 standard drinks in NZ
Rock on! We’ve taken inspiration from our Dusty Gringo and created a double brown IPA which is surprisingly easy to drink!
Chocolate and caramel malt flavours provide a great base for the subtle citrus hop profile.
Get amongst it bro!
So, What could possibly go wrong?
After a tough watching game of football this afternoon this does not feel like I’m having a celebration, But then sports will do that for you.
That’s less full in the mouth that I thought it might be, and it’s also carrying a slight alcohol tang in there that rides along with the rest of the flavours that are based around a deep malt richness.
It’s rather interesting, and it really isn’t a lot like the Dusty Gringo, from whence it came.
It is also unusual for a this brewer, who seems to have a clear path of beer styles and brands to release this rather ad-hoc addition to their lineup. Having said that though there is no reason to think that they don’t produce ad-hoc beers, what I’m trying to say is that I don’t think this is a brewers mistake, or recovery.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. It’s quite nice but it’s not quite spectacular, or particularly memorable.
The double dip review
Music for this: Thank You for Today by Death Cab for Cutie on the Spotify player of course.
Not a style, per se, but the only logical category to incorporate the plethora of strong, stylistically vague beers coming from American micros these days. Some are related to English Strong Ales, but with more hop, while others are ultra-strong variants on the IPA theme. But no matter how varied their origins or characters might be, all are intense, potent, with generous quantities of hops and malt.
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.