10
Sep
11

Beers of Vancouver, vol. 29

Apparently super-hoppy IPAs are “faddish” and “trendy”.  Today’s beer is Driftwood Brewery’s Twenty Pounder double IPA.  Fuck you, haters.

Twenty Pounder — named for a field gun — describes itself as a “Cascadian citrus hop bomb”, and indeed it is hoppy and citrusy… and, appropriately, belligerent.  It spreads quickly across the palate, eradicating pockets of resistance with a crisp, slightly citrusy, mostly pure hops flavour that demands attention for the usual minute or three that you’d expect from a hophammer IPA.  Unlike most strong IPAs in the 9% range — Twenty Pounder is right on 9.0% ABV — there’s no sticky syrupy texture to this beer, either in mouth feel or aftertaste.  This fact makes Twenty Pounder dangerously easy to drink.

If you like hophammer IPAs, you’ll find much to love in Twenty Pounder.    If you don’t normally like hophammer IPAs because the cloying sweetness and texture puts you off, you’ll probably find Twenty Pounder a pleasant surprise.  If you drink hophammer IPAs because they’re the current rage, get the fuck off my blog, hipster.  (But you’ll probably like Twenty Pounder regardless; it really is a damn good beer.)

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1 Response to “Beers of Vancouver, vol. 29”


  1. 1 Chris C.
    September 12, 2011 at 16:47

    I think I know where my next vacation is going to be . . .


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