This beer featured in BEER August 2009 as a selection from the new Good Bottled Beer Guide.
Origin: Market Deeping, Lincolnshire
This is one of several beers I encountered during 2009 from Nigel Wright’s excellent Hopshackle Brewery: see my review of Historic Porter for more background. Double Momentum, an IPA so called as it is based on the brewery’s Momentum pale ale but with twice the quantity of Challenger and Goldings hops, is cask aged for at least two months before bottling, and is worthy of cellaring to see what develops.
This is a hazy golden ale with a thick and slightly yellowish head, and an aroma rich in honeyed flowers and ripe plum fruit. A marvellously complex citrus and rose palate has honeyed blond malt, a sweetish triple-like body and some phenolic yeasty tones. Following a citric swallow, the hops in the long finish are big but smooth around the edges and not overbearing, with a controlled rooty, peppery bitterness and some alcoholic warmth.
For more selections from the 2009 Good Bottled Beer Guide see next post.
Read more about this beer at ratebeer.com: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/hopshackle-double-momentum/92485/