Big Hakuna
D9 Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
9%
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Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 8.36%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
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D9 Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 9
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4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not a traditional double IPA. If a slightly flowery, fruity IPA is something you'd like to try--or if you're just getting tired of indistinctive hop bombs--I'd recommend you give this beer a go.
Looks great. Hazy amber like most other dipas. The similarities end there.
Smells are subdued with little hop-forwardness. More of a saison vibe to my nose.
Tastes herbal (in a good way, not medicine-like), and slightly sweet. Given the style, I was surprised by how much of a cider-y/sour-y quality it had.
Fills full--while it's got a chewy mouthfeel, the alcohol is hidden well and it goes down easy. At 9%, almost too easy.
Overall, I probably won't go out of my way to find it again, but I was very happy to have tried something unique, especially from a brewery that's just down the road.
Great brew.

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

L - Agressive pour produces a couple of inches of head, reddish orange, hazy body.
S - Funky yeast smell, lemony.
T - Dunno if this is an old bottle but the hop flavor is really muted for a DIPA. Really soft hops, sweet malts, smooth yeast flavors coming through with a bit of earthy funk but not dominate by any means. 9% alc by vol is really well hidden. Slightly bitter on the finish.
F - pretty full. "Rounded" as opposed to crisp.
O - Really intersting brew and quite enjoyable but I'm going to knock it in the overall score because its really off style (unless like I said its an old bottle in which case maybe D9 should think about some bottle dates...).

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Big Hakuna from D9 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 9 ratings