Monday, 8 June 2015

Midtfyns Bryghus Double IPA

A strong ale from Årslev, Denmark, Midtfyns Bryghus Double IPA comes from Midtfyns Bryghus. It's a liver-battering brew of 9.2% alcohol that's sold in 500mL bottles adorned with an elephant. Dark auburn in colour, the MB Double IPA is hazy and pours with a thin, ecru head.

The aroma promises a boozy affair. It's warm and potent, with whiffs of citrus bitterness and resinous stank. In terms of flavour, there's a respectable but not overblown fruity sweetness from start to finish, but with is dwarfed by ample hops pop, particularly at the back end.  You'd never be fooled into believing that this beer was and weaker than its 9.2%, as it tastes wickedly powerful.

MB's Double IPA is a potent ('cause it's strong!) reminder that Danish brewing is more than Carlaberg and Tuborg. There is a healthy respect for hops bines in evidence in this ale, and a good deal of craft too. Liked it a great deal.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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