Cannery Brewing Company Dualis DIPA – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV | 80 IBU

Cannery Brewing Company Dualis DIPA – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV | 80 IBU (C$3.82 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 21-Nov-2019, reviewed 24-Nov-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy straw with two fat fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: resiny pine, citrus oils, biscuity malt, tropical fruit. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, lively carbonation, dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

I generally quite enjoy a dry, highly-attenuated take on the DIPA style, and this is no exception. It is, however, a bit of an exception to the track record I’ve had with this brewery: prior to this, I’ve been generally less than impressed, with most scores coming in around seven, or more often, six. This one of only two times I’ve assigned a score higher than seven for them, and easily the highest to date. It’s the first DIPA of theirs I’ve had, so perhaps they’ve found their true calling? As far as the beer itself goes, it’s initially slightly underwhelming, in the sense that the aroma takes a while to really develop and establish. As it does, however, a combination of resiny pine, oily citrus, and mild tropical fruits manifests, consistent with what I’d expect for the reported Galaxy and Simcoe hopping. All in all, it’s lean but enjoyable, with a take-no-prisoners bitterness. Good stuff. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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