There are few animals on the planet with a better scientific name than the common yabby. Cherax destructor. It opens up all manner of possibilities. For the brewers at Woolshed, it's the name given to their core range IPA. And, now that they've decided to give it a bigger sibling, they've gone with Double Destructor.
It's built with a blend of US and Aussie hops (Cascade, Galaxy, Ella and Amarillo) but with the balancing malt bill ramped up too so that it presents more as a big, boozy and bitter amber ale than many of the fruit forward IPAs doing the rounds these days. While there's some apricot and ripe orange on the nose and tropical hop flavours to be found, equally Double Destructor lays down a thick carpet of caramel malts that play as prominent a role before a sticky, resinous bitterness arrives to add bite.
Published August 17, 2018 2018-08-17 00:00:00