Saturday, June 28, 2014
Backstreet Brewery Tomahawk Double IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Backstreet Brewery Tomahawk Double IPA. I picked this bottle up in Palm Desert.
From the Backstreet Brewery website: “This style originated in San Diego, California and has since swept the nation. An all-around heavy hitting beer in which the high IBUs, alcohol and extremely dry finish deliver a serious “Hop Chop” across the palette. With nearly three pounds of hops per barrel, Tomahawk DIPA may put some hair on your head or possibly the opposite. Dry hopped with Mosaic, Wakatu and Waimea hops.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy copper color with a thin off-white head and splotchy lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit and other citrus aromas, some tropical and pine and sweet malts.
Taste: Sweet and biscuit malts, grapefruit/citrus hops and slight pine and tropical hop flavors.
Overall: Backstreet Brewery Tomahawk Double IPA has a nice hop/malt balance and at 9.2% ABV is not boozy at all.
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