Persephone Brewing Co. – Double IPA Review
The Persephone Brewing Company has launched a very small first run of 650ml bottles and one of the lucky brews is their Double IPA. This beer is a whopping 9% alcohol and pours into the glass showing a beautiful golden hue. The glass of beer is topped with a thin finger of head which settles moderately quickly leaving slight lacing on the glass. The smell coming off this beer is intoxicating. The aroma screams northwest hop with a very strong piney scent which almost seems like a spruce-style ale. The piney hop has a sap like sweetness along side an intense hop bitterness that simply smells fresh and reminiscent about why BC Craft Beer drinkers love a solid IPA. The flavour starts off creamy and smooth being fairly mellow in intensity. This initial mellow builds into a well hopped piney centre but the hop does not kill the rest of the beer’s flavour. Even to the finish the majority of flavour is the northwest style hop but it is not overpowering. The smooth, creamy texture along with a piney hop that is not overly bitter gives great balance while masking the high alcohol level simultaneously. There may not be a ton of depth to the flavour of this big, double IPA but it is very nice, quite enjoyable and a tribute to what makes a northwest style beer so good!
Alcohol – 9%
Size – 650ml Bottles
Price – $10.00 (Persephone Brewery)