Pete Drinks Double Trouble (8.8%)

This is a homebrew made especially for the CAMRGB #DownDIPA evening a few months ago and I’m delighted that Pete (@petedrinks) was happy to send me a bottle to try.
The beer pours a very deep brown with next to no head and looks positively menacing in my glass.
Oh, and Double Trouble absolutely reeks of plums stewed in rum.
Rummy plums.
The flavour is a big angry monster that has a malty biscuit footprint that leaves its mark with a deep bran rich digestive biscuit right across your face.
Then it’s all plums and prunes bulging with booze and mad eyed with almonds in rum.
The hops are resinous and oily with long horned spikes of redwood bark and citrus leaves that finish long and dry and very self assured.
If I could find a complaint it would be that I’d like just a little more fizz to knock these flavours about my face with, but even with that in mind this is a monstrously good Double IPA.

 

Many thanks to Pete for allowing me the opportunity to review this.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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One Response to Pete Drinks Double Trouble (8.8%)

  1. Pete Drinks says:

    Wow. Thanks very much!!

    I love how this came out (although I also know where it strayed from how I’d envisaged it!) but it’s wonderful to hear another beer lover’s views on it.

    I know exactly what you mean about the lack of fizz – I’d hoped it would develop better with more time in the bottle but no joy yet. Something to pay attention to for the next batch!

    And now I know who to hire for my beer descriptions when I open a brewery 🙂

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