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(RUCKUS) HOPTIMUS PRIME DOUBLE INDIA PALE ALE

Superb hop-bitten fruit cocktail originally crafted by defunct Legacy Brewery returns to glory in 2011. Well-balanced IPA counters piney juniper thrust with lemon-curried peach, pineapple, pear, nectarine, and cantaloupe fruiting to sweet-malted honeyed wheat bed. Herbaceous undertones awaken grassy hay, alfalfa, and whey sway. Orange marmalade, ambrosia, and fennel add tertiary pleasantries. A distinguished treasure thankfully rescued from Pennsylvania dustbins.

BEAR REPUBLIC RYEVALRY

On tap, intense limited edition barrel-aged Double India Pale Ale combines candi-sugared Belgian yeast with aggressive American hop bittering for fruitful medium-full-bodied paragon. Twig-leafed lemon-dried orange rind bittering contrasts lively peach-tangerine-grapefruit juicing and dark floral herbage, leaving advertised rye malting to linger in the alcohol-burnt midst. Crisp, clean, tropical-fruited splendor for serious hop-heads and casual IPA buffs.

21ST AMENDMENT HOP CRISIS DOUBLE IPA

Astonishing hazy copper double India Pale Ale strengthened by well-hidden 10.8% alcohol thrust is named in homage to 2009 hop shortage in America. Sugary caramel malting and sweet peach-tangerine-cantaloupe fruiting efficiently contrasted by piney resin-hopped orange-peeled grapefruit-juiced bittering. Crisp watered flow and mild spruce-tipped freshness allow lighter drinkers to enjoy its zesty punch alongside veritable hopheads.

SOUTHERN TIER 2X IPA

Completely inviting well-balanced moderate-body proves you don’t have to knock people over the head with heavy hops to be an enjoyable India Pale Ale. Sweet-buttered caramel malting anchors lacquered peach-pear-grape ripening, juicy pink grapefruit tang, and ascending tropical-fruited pineapple-mango climax. Easygoing grassy-hopped pine nut bittering never overwhelms appreciative hibiscus-rosebud flowering to polite grain bottom. Softer golden-pale ale palates will appreciate its delicate tension. Hop heads should regale its durable 8% alcohol haze and ambitious fruiting.

BREWDOG BASHAH BLACK BELGIAN-STYLE DOUBLE I.P.A.

Bold ‘ultra rare’ ’09 collaboration between California’s Stone Brewery and UK’s Brewdog could peculiarly pass for a creamy black chocolate-y oyster stout. Magnificent full-bodied cola-hued IPA brings bitter pine-sapped resin-hopped dry-fruited expectancy to chocolate-roasted coffee-soured burnt sugar malting. Citric cherry-plum illusions drape peat-smoked molasses, alleviating ashy charcoal acridity invading pine-sapped anise-stained mocha finish. In a class by itself.