Review: La Memphré Double Menton Double IPA


So Cody.. where have you been?! Thanks for asking, Cody! I've been busy with work so I haven't had time to really be able to post any reviews here lately, but I have a loooooooot of reviews on the backlog that I hope to review sometime this month! Also, I'll be posting pictures of my various brewery visits when I was in Calgary last week!

Mon ami Alain sent me a care package last week featuring a few of his current favourites! It's only a matter of time for me start reviewing them. Today, I'm starting off with Magog, Quebec's Microbrasserie La Memphré's Double Menton Double IPA (brewed at contract-based Brasserie & Distillerie Oshlag in Montreal). Double Menton tops out at 8.0% ABV and comes out at 85 IBU.

Appearance: A bright yet very cloudy DIPA that has a light lemon yellow body to it, a moderate amount of carbonation in the body, and a frothy amount of white head on top. The head eventually diminishes to a light amount of fluff on top of the beer, but also leaves behind a liberal amount of lacing on the side of the glass as well.

Aroma: This is a moderately tropical Double IPA that has notes of pineapple, mango, lemon, orange peel and a hint of grapefruit for bitterness. So far, this is giving me the breakfast fruit cup vibe that I remember from work ptit-déjeuners my old workplace would have once in a while back a decade ago.. oh how time flies. So far, this beer is quite sweet and tropical forward, giving it a profile that's a bit reminiscent to a typical NE IPA, but I'm not sure how it will fare in the next round.

Taste: The flavour is pretty much tropical in flavours as it gives off a good deal of pineapple, orange peel and mango. Compared to the aroma, there's quite a notable bitter hop popping up now - it's giving off a bit of an earthy yet piney bitterness that happens to have a lingering aftertaste that has a slight woodiness to it. Not as sweet and tropical as the aroma, but it's definitely a very easy drinking Double IPA that's going to sneak up on me once I finish writing this review!

Overall Thoughts: Love the inviting fruit medley in the aroma mixed in with a nice bitter and earthy hop presence in the actual tasting. Definitely not a NE IPA, but it has that sweet tropical hop presence that I've been loving since I first discovered beers with Galaxy Hops back in 2009. For the most part, this beer is very easy to drink, quite smooth, but has a lingering aftertaste that's a bit bitter but it doesn't last that long.

http://www.microbrasserielamemphre.com/

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