Container Brewing Destination NEDIPA

Originally written back in January
I picked up a couple of beers during my visit to Container Brewing last year, with the one that popped out the most at me was their Destination NEDIPA. I've sampled a good amount of Double IPAs over the years.. but never New England Double IPAs. This beer is 9.2% ABV, making it a tad stronger than your typical New England/Hazy/Juicy IPA. 

From the can: You might want to sit down for this. A double NEIPA for when you are looking for that one beer to deliver you to your destination. You might find it hard to stop at one; maybe just get off at the next stop?

Appearance: Quite a hazy beer with a bright orange body to it. Good amount of carbonation in the body and a moderate to thick amount of off-white head on top that diminishes gradually, leaving behind a lot of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: This is definitely a Double IPA meets a New England-style IPA - I get a lot of the heavy, booziness that you get in a classic DIPA, but also that hazy, tropical sweetness you get in a New England/Hazy IPA. Very leafy and herbal hop presence, lots of pineapple, melon, lemon and orange peel. There's also a bit of a Hubba Bubba chewing gum sweetness to it, something I haven't smelled in likely twenty five years.. memories.

Taste: Grainy IPA with a lot of what I can only describe as what a grainery tastes like, a taste that as a farm boy I can't really describe except sweet grain, bit straw-like. It's quite sweet with a tropical presence of melon, pineapple and lemon popping out. It's a good deal boozy, a tad bitter, quite yeasty/doughy. Gritty.. 

Overall Thoughts: As I'm typing this, I'm watching an episode of Guy's Grocery Games and for some reason, I feel like Guy himself would enjoy this.. though it likely wouldn't be the "official beer of flavourtown", he'd think this is money$$. I hope in the (near) future to sample more Container beers but likely won't happen unless if I visit Vancouver again... which won't be happening anytime soon unfortunately.. because you know why. This is tropical, yeasty, not at all heavy for being 9.2% ABV, tasty.

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