Sunday, June 29, 2014

Destihl Hoperation Overload

This 9.6% ABV double India pale ale has 85 IBU's and is from the Destihl Brewery of Bloomington, Illinois. Looking at the can, I guess you are supposed to think Operation Overlord (D-Day), but with lots of hops.

The beer pours a deep copper in color. There is a tall head of thick, off-white foam. The aroma is citrus and passion fruit, with a touch of pine, over ample caramel malt. The taste is a punch of tangy citrus, a slap of pine, with a wallop of caramel malt, and a kick of hoppy booziness. The finish is quite bitter, to the point of astringency. It has a sparkle of carbonation, but also drinks a bit hot from the hop overload and hot ABV. Hoperation Overload will definitely invade your taste buds.

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