Cape Ann Brewing Co.
Deadeye Double India Pale Ale
American Double/Imperial IPA
16oz, 4-Pack
Finger plus head of off-white foam, good retention across the whole surface, even, broad sheets of lacing rather than streaks. Deeply bronzed liquid closer to brown than orange, semi-cloudy, widely dispersed bubbles a touch hard to see. Dense nose of wet leafy matter without strong dankness, pepper, tangerine zest, tar, crackers and caramel, cocoa, the pineapple, mango, nectarine, peach fruit scents help moderately to relieve the weight. Full-bodied, sticky, sappy mouth feel with the medium strength carbonation not especially able to scrub and lift. Very malty with cocoa, mocha, toffee to creamed coffee flavors as well as softening the palate. This tends to accentuate the sweetness of the pink grapefruit, blood orange citrus which in turn does not lack for sour bite. Tar, pine tar, earth with the green leafiness most noticeable at the end. Even the retro nasal presence feels heavy. Not refreshing but makes its impression by other means.
4 out of 5