Review - Moylans Brewery & Restaurant's Moylander Double IPA
"Our Moylander Double IPA is fat and resiny, with aggressive and excessive hops swinging on an enormous malt backbone like naughty monkeys on a vine. Double malt, double hops - do the math, it's academic." -- Moylans
Pours a medium-hued orange color, with a grapefruit like tinge. Fizzy, small, white head that mostly diminishes down to nothing over a very still body. Pretty decent retention with the lacing, creating frothy rings on the glass. Aroma is of harsh grassy, grapefruit hops and not much else. Aggressive bitterness immediately comes to the front on the initial taste, and carries right through to the finish without subsiding very much. Harsh bitter bite remains for a long time. Medium bodied, it has a chewy characteristic with a very dry mouthfeel and a creamy texture.
Reviewed on January 20th, 2008.