Monday, February 7, 2011

Review: Moylan's Moylander Double IPA

Rewinding a bit for a review of one I tried last week... Moylan's Moylander Double IPA.  I picked this one up at Calandro's on Government St. a while back when I was grabbing some Abita Strawberry and a few other brews, and it was time to give it a try!  Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Chimay goblet... it's a copper color, a little hazy, with a huge creamy white head. There is great retention and lacing. It's a heady beer, that's for sure.

The aroma is sweeter than I expected, a delicious blend of molasses, pine hops, and a little citrus as well. Very well done and an excellently blended hop profile.  The taste hits hoppier than the aroma... whoo this one is a more than a little bitter! The piney and floral flavors come through the strongest, but there's still a little molasses kick on the end and then back to the piney hops on the aftertaste. 

Great mouthfeel, creamy, thick, again a pleasure to drink. This double IPA exceeded my expectations, and I'd absolutely drink it again.  If you're a hop head, check it out for sure... if you don't like the hoppy beers, I'd start out a little slower than this double IPA.  Maybe try the NOLA Hopitoulas IPA, Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA, or if you can find it, the Bell's Two-Hearted Ale.  (And if you find some, bring me a few!)

My Rating: A
BeerAdvocate: A-

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