Lorenzini Double IPAJanuary 28, 2015
Lorenzini Double IPA
Maui Brewing Co.
Kihei, Maui, HI
Type of Beer: Double India pale ale
Drink beer, save sharks. The latest limited can offering from Maui Brewing Co. brings the juice from the island of Maui. With a portion of proceeds from each can benefitting the Shark Research Group at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, this release tells you all you need to experience when tropical and hops go together. Brewed with blood orange juice, Maui cane sugar, and the combination of Azacca, El Dorado and Sorachi Ace hops, the core ingredients bring an aroma heavy on lemon, orange juice, citrus and a slight astringency. The big, bright IPA is clear and caramel, though not much of the caramel color comes through on the palate. There’s a very acidic finish, as opposed to maybe a traditional hop bitterness, due to the high alpha acids in the hop bill. The lingering orange juice on the finish makes me want another. Mahalo!
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