Thursday, February 19, 2009

Moylan's Moylander Double IPA

In honor of the Extreme Beer Fest, I'll review a couple of bombers I picked up from State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. The one for tonight is a DIPA I am pretty sure I have had before with Jimmy at some point, but I don't remember anything about it, so it's essentially a fresh review.

Appearance: Golden orange color nice and clear, about half a finger of thin head that doesn't stick around for long, plenty of bubbles rising to the top.

Smell: Light floral and citrus hops with a hint of sweet malts, but surprisingly the smell doesn't overpower, slightly complex.

Taste: This has a two stage taste; floral and piney hops in spurts at the beginning then finishes with a sweet caramel flavor, with a little spiciness in the aftertaste, also has some bite and bitterness to it, good complex full taste.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated for the style, almost a little too much, combo of sweetness and bitterness brings an interesting feel on its way down.

Drinkability: This beer is a textbook example of a double IPA, pretty standard stuff, nothing too special, but why mess with a good thing? A bomber bottle will definitely put a hurting on you at 8.5%, and its not one of those beers that hides its kick too well, so you might not feel like having more than one bomber of it anyway. Still, I give this very good DIPA a respectable 8/10.

Glass type: Sam Adams glass
Serving type: Bottle


Jimmy said...

I feel like we have had this beer as well, but my memory sucks these needs a bailout plan. I like the smell and taste of citrus and piney hops. Moylan's brews good ales!

Mike said...

Totally agree, Moylan's is a great Cali brewery. If I ever make it out there I'll be sure to visit.