Maine had two new double IPA releases in a week with Baxter Brewing releasing Bootleg Fireworks (see next review) and this one from In’finiti. If you toss in Dinner from Maine Beer Company being released again we had a lot of hoppy beers hitting the market in a short amount of time.
In’finiti chose to use 16 oz aluminum bottles for their DIPA. I believe this is the first beer I have tried from an aluminum can and I like the format. While grabbing my 4-pack I also picked up their new stemware and bottles of their barrel aged brett beers which are tucked away in the cellar.
Appearance is a deep orange with a slight white head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma had some alcohol, some tropical fruits and a nice malt sweetness, overall quite appealing even if the hops were not the dominant feature. Taste follows with a nice sweet start, plenty of tropical and a bit of pine in the middle with only a slight bitterness in the finish. This is a very well balanced double IPA and very enjoyable. Will certainly grab some more bottles when this is released again.
Pros: Nicely balanced
Alcohol Content: 8.8% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: In’finiti
Brewers Description: Clean double IPA with a light body made from domestic pilsner malt. Charged with 5 varieties of hops from New Zealand to give notes of tropical fruit, pine and citrus.