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Friday, December 20, 2013

Sasquatch Double IPA

Sasquatch Double IPA is brewed by the Six Rivers Brewing Company of McKinleyville, CA. For being a brewery located in a far corner of the state, Six Rivers has found its way to Hollywood.

I picked this up at BevMo, it has an ABV of 9%.

The aroma has whiffs of toffee malts and light fruit hops with some earthiness. The flavor has the malts up front, with subdued fruit hops in the middle followed by light spice (almost like rye), and a bitter citrus finish that's balanced with caramel malt. The mouthfeel is lightly resiny and sticky, but smooth. The body is slightly heavier than medium.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer with diverse flavors; strong English malts play a forward role, and the hops bring a mix of fruit, spice, earthiness and bitter. This is a nice break from the in your face fruit hop DIPAs. I'm glad to see Six Rivers is integrating more flavorful English malts to add some complexity and uniqueness to DIPA world. I strongly suggest you Try It.

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