Thursday, August 2, 2012

Moylan's Brewery - Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale

Did you know that today (August 2nd) is National IPA Day? If you didn't you still have a few more hours to celebrate. Get on it! To celebrate, I decided to try something from a brewery that I've overlooked for a long time. I'm talking about a brewery from Northern California called Moylan's and a Double IPA they make called Hopsickle. Moylan's describes this as a Triple IPA using Tomahawk, Chinook and Anthanum hops. Let's check it out!

Hopsickle pours a slightly hazy copper color with a rich tan head that shows good retention and leaves some sticky lacing down the glass. The smell is loads of hops upfront with a big caramel malt presence in the background. As the beer warms, the malt begins to take over a bit more with a bit of onion coming in.

The taste opens with some big peppery hops, followed by loads of caramel malt. The malt stays strong throughout, never allowing the hops to get too strong. On the finish, the hops are finally released and come through with a big bite of pine resin. Overall, this was a solid Double IPA and a great way to celebrate IPA day. Cheers!

Final Grade: B+

Top 100 Beers Tasted: 39

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