Hot on the heels of the Seedy Goat Coffee IPA comes the return of Mountain Goat's Double IPA that first rolled out of the brewery last year. A bigger brother to the delicious Rare Breed IPA - and bigger even than last year's debut, with the 2011 model rocking it two fat ladies style at 8.8%, with the alcohol well hidden. Given we seem to recall the 2010 version was so full of hops it threatened to block the pipes at the brewery, that's quite an achievement. Expect plenty of malty sweetness and a solid thwack of hops on the back palate. On the other hand, don't expect it to be around for long. For now, other than a keg heading some hop fiends in SA, it's only available over the brewery bar as there ain't a great deal to go around.
Published August 24, 2011 2011-08-24 00:00:00