Review: Devil May Care Starstudd Double IPA

First off - please don't judge me on the glassware - that was all I had in a short period of time. That said, 3 out of the 4 people who read this website won't care either way.

It's been exactly five years since I reviewed Devil May Care Brewing's Starstuff APA. For those five years it was a popular Pale Ale in my fridge but now days it's a bit harder to find in my neck of the woods now that they have their own brick and mortar location.. a stone's throw away from Canada Life Centre and even closer to the VIA Rail station.. so those travelling through Winnipeg to Churchill, to the west, or east.. their taproom is a must visit! Anywho, enough with the rambling.. they now have a new beer in the Star- series called Starstudd, a Double IPA at 8.0% (80 IBU)

Starstudd is in honour of the fifth anniversary of Starstuff. To make the beer more special they crammed in more malt, more hops, more everything, more Starstuff. Oh and add a space horse on the can, of course.

Appearance: Juicy as heck, full on pint of OJ to me. The head starts off a bit thick and has an off-white/light beige hue to it, it gradually diminishes to a few bubbles sticking the glass and a light layer of head on the beer.

Aroma: The fruity, almost perfume-like aroma is inviting me.. it's nice. Tropical juicy notes with orange, pineapple and a hint of grapefruit. It's definitely reminding me of Starstuff but yeah, elevated. Hint of lime at the end, slightly oaty.

Taste: Juicy, danky Double IPA. It's sweet with notes of orange, a bit of caramel, pineapple, melon and lemon. It's a tad oaty, has a bit of a leafy/floral presence in the taste. Quite sweet with a very slight burn for the aftertaste. 

Overall Thoughts: The beer gets a tad bitter as it warms up near the end. Very smooth for 8% and it got diminished pretty quickly by yours truly. Definitely a nice beer to honour five years of Starstuff.. here's to five more! 

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