DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis

Brewed by DC Brau Brewing Company
Washington DC, Washington DC USA
8.5% · Imperial IPA · 23 Ratings · Special Release ·
MALTS: 2-row, C-60 ADJUNCTS: 60 lbs of Local Wildflower Honey from Burnside Farms HOPS: Hop Union Experimental Variety, Mosaic, Simcoe, Cascade ABV: 8.5% BACK STORY: Here at DC Brau we love our hoppy beers. This is our latest attempt in seeing how many hops we can fit into a DIPA and I think we’ve hit a new mark. This beer clocks in around 100 IBU, similar to OTWOA but uses 4 different varieties instead of 1. Alpha-Domina-Mellis was also brewed with 30 lbs of Wildflower honey from Burnside Farms in Haymarket, VA that was added at the end of the 90 min boil and then 30 lbs added directly into the fermenter on the second day of primary fermentation. TASTING NOTES: Alpha-Domina-Mellis leads in with a peach-like color and a distinctive tropical / pineapple like nose with a hint of breadiness. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a huge, lingering bitterness provided by the huge dose of experimental hops that were added early in the boil. What the drinker is left with is a bitterness that won’t quit followed by a heavy tropical, fruity, "juicy fruit" bubblegum like aroma with a lingering aroma reminiscent of star fruit and stone fruit.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
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