Abv: 8.88%, Bone dry and ultra hoppy Double IPA.
Brewed with 80% more hops than our already extremely hoppy HopWired IPA.
Hops: Lots and lots of New Zealand and American hops Malt: Golden Promise, Pilsner, Caramalt, Pale Crystal
Yeast: Wyeast 1272 – All American Ale, IBU: 75, SRM: 6 (Pale)
Dead Good Beer is one of a new wave of craft brewing companies commonly called a “virtual brewery”. A “virtual brewery is one that contracts an actual brewery to make their beer for them. The level of involvement of the virtual brewery, in the brewing process varies greatly from “Make me a beer” to full hands on brewing. Dead Good Beer falls somewhere in the middle of this scale.
Dead Good Beer Events Ltd, was created in 2007 by local beer enthusiasts Mic Dover and Eelco Boswijk to run regular beer tasting events and beer festivals in the Nelson region. Mic and Eelco are also co-owners of Nelson’s only free house pub, The Free House, untied to any brewery.
Immediately identifiable hop aroma – sharp vegetive flavour. On tasting there is a deep thick chocolate undertone with a zesty hoppiness (I’m guessing NZ hops). I think the dark malt flavour is pretty restrained, not roasty or stout-ish but evident all the same. So it lets the bitterness come to the fore, nicely balanced so allows an appetite for more. I’m a newcomer to the Black IPA and wasn’t sure about the style but this is impressive work.
Source: Ratebeer.com (Andyfla99)
Clear reddish-copper tinge underneath a soft white head that is taking its time to ebb away leaving good lace. It smells fresh and citrusy tangerine and lemon with grassy notes. For all the good in the aroma, there just isn’t an enormous amount of it. IPA’s these days seem to be full, grassy alcoholic monsters. This seems more like British IPA’s that I have had. Ones that rely more on their flavour to do the talking for them. So let’s see: The first impression is fluffy carbonation and tangelos. The citrus endures and takes a tangy bitterness with it to the sides of the tongue. There’s nothing wrong with this beer and I’ve had the odd session with this taking a starring role. The question is whether it stands up to the scrutiny of style guidelines in an age where sticking IPA on your bottle mean s sticking two fingers up at authority in general. I’m voting with my mouth. This is very nice beer.
Source RateBeer.com (jimthechap)