The Big Dipa Double IPA

Here at Blame it on the Food, we are fans of the India Pale Ale (IPA).  An IPA is a higher alcohol content, hop flavored beer that originally became popular with the East India Trading Company and its customers in India.  A double IPA often has a stronger hop flavor and an even higher alcohol content.  Since we’ve tried most, this unfamiliar bottle from a Bay Area brewer struck our fancy at the local Whole Foods.  It ended up being a good buy, being a double IPA that the three of us could easily enjoy for an evening.  This means that while it had a hop flavor, it was somewhat muted, making the beer smoother and more palatable to non-bitter-lovers.  Two of us certainly thought it could use a bit more punch in flavor, but weren’t complaining as we quickly finished off the bottle.

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