Double Gooch
Photo by Heidi Crandall

Double Gooch

Devils Backbone Brewing Co. with Fat Head’s Brewery

Lexington, VA

Type of Beer: Imperial pale ale

ABV: 8%

Hops, hops and more hops, from all over the world. This is a motley assortment of smells. Ripe peach and passion fruit are recognizable first. White grape must and lemon zest come after, working in some sort of sweet and tart tango. The flavor is plump and juicy like ripe tropical fruit, but not at the expense of the grape-like and citrus counterparts.  Surprisingly, at 80 IBUs, this is not an overly bitter beer.  It takes a hop artist to make a pale ale this gorgeous.

This is one of four beers included in the Devils Backbone Adventure Pack. Click here to read tasting notes on each of the beers.