Proper Hoppy Bitter British Isles DIPAs

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Zimbo, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (973) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    Once upon a time hoppy bitterness was the essence of Imperial/DIPAs but as of late all I'm tasting is 8% ABV beer smoothies.
    Can anyone reccomend UK Imperial/DIPAs with no less than 75 IBUs?
     
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  2. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (6,593) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Fantastic to see you on here again Zimbo!

    Yes, I know what you mean, it used to be that so much hops were being used on DIPAs it would go right through the resinous citrus notes and start giving menthol flavours.

    Even the Microbreweries are slacking on tongue punching flavour
    Big Eagle 2020
    Brew York

    is the closest to that recently but still not super charged hops
    I'm working at the moment, when finished will run through some big IBU numbers
     
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  3. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (6,593) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    @jazzyjeff13 seemed to quite like Black Iris circle of Snakes, again no IBU but I have a can that I am going to drink tomorrow

    *edit*
    I tried to use IBU measurements to find appropriate DIPAs but a lot aren’t listed, those that I could find were either limited runs or imports and I ended up with just Jaipur X & Mr President, sorry.
     
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    Last edited: Aug 11, 2020
  4. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (973) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

     
  5. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (973) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    Thanks for the tip Bevis! I'll add it to the list.
    The fact that so many brewers won't even state IBUs in their IPAs and DIPA/Imperial IPAs is pretty frustrating.
    Makes me wonder if its deliberate.
     
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  6. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (973) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    Quite the tumbleweed here.
     
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  7. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (6,593) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Its a combination of UK BA not being as lively as it once was and the current trend of juice led IPAs & DIPAs
     
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  8. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (6,593) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Hang on, I have
    So can I order

    Dig Brew Co:
    Waka/Jawaka 8% DIPA
    Being delivered tomorrow and promises what you ask by the sounds of it
     
  9. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,351) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Dang, I remember you.
     
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  10. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (973) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    I remember you too.
    Seems like a lifetime ago.
     
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