Big Grocery's IIPA | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sean9689 on 03-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of MasterSki
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sean for sharing this one. Served in a taster glass.

A - Half-finger of white foam settles to a collar and wispy patches on top, as well as some tiny specks of lace. Hazy dark orange body.

S - Massive tropical fruit and candied citrus. Very nice balance of fruity hops and sugary malts, with only a hint of the listed 9.6% ABV sneaking in. Leaps out of the glass far more than their standard IPA.

T - Taste isn't quite as strong, as there's some alcohol and a hint of astringency in the finish. Again, ripe citrus and tropical fruits dominate the palate, with some sugary malts holding things together. Bitterness is actually lower than the regular IPA.

M - Body is medium-full, juicy, with plenty of enamel-coating oils in the finish. Could stand to be a touch drier, but there are a lot of residual sugars here. Some light warming alcohol, and a tick more carbonation then their IPA.

D - I actually enjoyed this more than the regular IPA, and that's unusual for me. I don't think I could put down more than a couple of these in an evening, but it's a solidly executed DIPA that I'd gladly have again.

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Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small batch IIPA brewed by Jim for Perennial. Poured into snifter.

A - Pours a reddish/orange copper color, white head, thin ring, spotty lace.

S - Super tropical sweetness with some pineapple, mango, melon, and citrus peel. Light malty sweetness, crisp bitter hoppy notes, pretty dank and lots of resin notes. The alcohol is pretty-well hidden here for almost 10%.

T - Huge dose of hops hit the palate straight away and relent. Sweet tropical hoppy bitterness, dank resinous sweetness, sweet malts mixed in there as well. The alcohol shows itself a little more here, but still, pretty easy to drink for 9.6%. Finish is huge hoppy bitterness with some sweetness.

M - Light towards medium body, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - A solid take on a IIPA by Jim and the Perennial crew. Really enjoyed my pour, but not sure if I could take more then one per visit. Looking forward to Jim putting out more stuff through's an excellent combo.

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