Main Street Brewing – Big DIPA

Overview

Main Street Brewing – Big DIPA Review

Recently, Vancouver’s Main Street Brewing kicked off a new space-themed IPA series with the cleverly-named Big DIPA Citra Double IPA. It’s a big beer with a highly accessible profile and serious drinkability.

Categorizing this as a DIPA (Double IPA) naturally raises expectations. Coupled with the relatively high 8% ABV, one might be concerned about how strong the beer is. But the brew hides its alcohol well.

The beer came across as drier than most hazy IPAs, but although fairly well attenuated, it still felt soft on the palate.

On the nose, Big DIPA‘s tropical and fruity hop aromas included coconut and orange. Its enjoyable flavour is in the East Coast style (rather than being a West Coast DIPA).

After sampling a few cans in the name of research, one of the BeerSeekers mentioned, “This is a good beer. I can’t tell that it’s 8% alcohol.” At least, we couldn’t until after we had our fun drinking it.┬áBut hey, if you’re seeing stars after a few cans of Big DIPA then maybe you’re doing something right.

Main Street’s space IPA series will continue this month with the release of Cosmic Dancer Australian IPA, then two further installments will follow in December and January.

Main Street Brewing Launches New Space-Themed IPA Series

  • (3.75)
    Appearance
  • (4.1)
    Aroma
  • (3.6)
    Palate
  • (4)
    Flavour
  • (4.5)
    Overall Enjoyment
4

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Carbonation: Well Carbonated
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Biscuity/Bready
  • Hop Characteristics: Fruity, Citrusy, Tropical
  • Palate: Dry and attenuated, Soft on the palate

Summary

Recently, Vancouver’s Main Street Brewing kicked off a new space-themed IPA series with the cleverly-named Big DIPA Citra Double IPA. It’s a big beer with a higly accessible profile and serious drinkability.

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