Parallel 49 Troll Juice Kveik DIPA – American Double / Imperial IPA at 7.8% ABV

Parallel 49 Troll Juice Kveik DIPA American Double / Imperial IPA at 7.8% ABV (C$3.99 at Oak & Vine, 473 ml, packaged on 14-Sep-2018, acquired 29-Sep-2018, reviewed 14-Oct-2018)

Appearance: opaque pale gold with two fat fingers of rocky off-white head, excellent retention and heavy chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: bright juicy citrus, tropical fruit, pale malt, dank pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter slightly warming and astringent finish. (3/5)

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: what the hell’s a Kveik, right? Well, it’s a new hotness traditional Norwegian yeast, big on citrus character, with great temperature stability and high attenuation. Which, by the way, makes this fairly beefy brew drink like something from a much lower weight class, with little noticeable alcohol presence (although with a little bit of an astringent edge). All in all, I think I’ve got a new favourite yeast! Now you know. Just don’t ask me which of a troll’s orifices juice comes out of… or do you juice them whole? (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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