Saturday, November 14, 2015

Lagunitas Brewing Company Doppel Sticky - A Double Alt Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Lagunitas Brewing Company Doppel Sticky - A Double Alt Ale. I picked up a six pack of this gem at Santa Clara Liquors (here). If you get a chance, head in there and tell ‘em that Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you.  You’ll be glad you did – they have an incredible selection!

Commercial description: “This fruity, estery double altbier is brewed in the traditional-ish style of the Doppelsticke, which is the widely known secret Germanic-esque strong ale. Like it’s California Common counterpart, we fermented this ale at a lower temperature to pull out the sulphur-y bite from the yeast, then dry-hopped it with some dank, Sticky hops, including some brand-spankin’-new Enigma hops from the great Down Under!”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a cloudy gold color with a fluffy ivory colored head leaving excellent lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, pine, tropical and grassy hop scents with caramel, toasted and bready malt notes.
Taste: Sweet malts, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, grassy, slight stone fruit, cracker and grainy malts.
Overall: Sweet, fruity and hoppy, Lagunitas Brewing Company Doppel Sticky - A Double Alt Ale is delicious.  This 7.7% ABV offering is worth a try if you love Lagunitas (like I do).  I can taste the German influence, but the rest is classic Lagunitas.


Mark Harvey

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