Most sources point to Brewmaster and owner of Russian River, Vinnie Cilurzo for inventing the Double IPA. Originally brewed by accident in the mid 1990’s, Vinnie added too much malt to a batch of IPA and balanced it out with more hops. Now days Double IPA’s are known for big maltiness balanced by a enormous amount of hops. These strong beers range in the 8-10% and are overflowing with hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness.
Bright copper hues beam off bright white foam. Aromas of ripe stone fruit, bright strawberry, and blackberries. Bursting flavors of baked grapefruit, ripe papaya, with a touch of malty sweetness. Finishes with a touch of tangerine rind melded with resiny hoppy goodness!
Rich and hearty burgers, French fries and complex pizzas. Aged cheddar cheese, aged meats, and pickled vegetables. Indian cuisine that is spice forward balanced yogurt and cream based sauces.
2017 - 97 Points - Ratebeer.com
2017 - 1st Place - Oregon Beer Growler's Blind IPA Taste Test
2016 - Bronze - Oregon Beer Awards