Review: Microbrasserie La Memphré Double Menton Double IPA (revisit)

Merci Nicolas over at for sending this my way! Today's review is Double Menton Double IPA by Magog, Quebec's Microbrasserie La Memphré. I've had this beer before and I feel like I reviewed this on here but I did a search and nothing came up.. but as soon as I started writing this, I found it.. I did, just last year! It's described as a fruity, herbaceous and resinous DIPA, which shouldn't be a surprise at 8.0% ABV.

Appearance: Mildy cloudy with a lemon-straw yellow appearance to it, good amount of carbonation in the body and a good amount of thickness of off-white head on top that's quite frothy and leaves behind a good amount of lacing as the beer diminishes a tad.

Aroma: Quite a resinous IPA with a heavy floral presence. There's a bit of a pine bitterness to it, notes of caramel, tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit). I think the predominant hop I'm getting here is Citra, it has a sharpness that I can only describe as, yeah, Citra. The beer is a tad soapy at the end.

Taste: Quite a citrus forward Double IPA with notes of pineapple, lemon and grapefruit. It has a good amount of sweetness to it, It's a tad floral, bit of grassiness to it. Moderate amount of bitterness to it, tad bit of pine. Not as boozy as I'd expect out of a Double IPA, it's more in-line with your typical IPAs of today, though I tend to find classic DIPAs to be quite caramel malt forward, where this wasn't really. Quite smooth. Bit of a New England vibe to it, bit of yeasty bitterness for aftertaste.

Overall Thoughts: Solid Double IPA, good amount of tropical notes, citrusy, a tad peppery, yet smooth. Pretty much what exactly what I tried a year and half ago. If there's any beers you'd like to see me revisit, let me know!

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