Alchemy Hour Double IPAFebruary 20, 2013
Surfs Up (and so is the Mosaic & Nugget pine)!
Alchemy Hour Double IPA, the latest release from Great Lakes Brewing Co., presents a bright golden hue—brighter than most double IPAs. The color throws out a SRM color barely above 6, much lighter than usual for a beer this big. At 9.4% ABV, this beer certainly brings a lot of punch, but it is very mild and has a mouthfeel appropriate for the style. Toffee and caramel flavors are prevalent, but pleasantly offset by the pineapple and citrus notes of these interrelated hops.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. qualifies the name with a surfer’s pursuit of liquid gold. The color nailed it, and in the aura of a morning glow, these intense bittering hops reflect a style found near the North Coast’s inspiration.