Lets start this one off right with a beer review! Thanks to Wade for recommending this Tricerahops Double IPA to me and then ordering and shipping it to me in time for the Holidays. Sweet! Thanks Wade. That make two awesome Christmas gifts, the other being a Bolt Cutter from Shawn that I plan to cellar for 1 year. Who wants to be around next Christmas Eve for a tasting of this bad boy?
OK, back to the Tricerahops; The Ninkasi Brewing Co in Eugene Oregon killed it with this awesome example of a double ipa. This 9.6% hop fest is a masterpiece of brewing. It pours light amber in color with a small cap of dense foam. The aroma is huge with orange hops and just a hint of malt sweetness. The flavors is also big on the orange hop profile but the malt brings in some chewy caramel without being overly sweet. The mouth feel is smooth and has a medium body. This is one of my favorite double/Imperial IPAs to date, right behind Founders Double Trouble 🙂