14 October 2023

Ikat DDH DIPA Beer (Tesco) By @SpectreUK

Ikat DDH DIPA Beer

Ikat is the Indonesian craft of tie-dyeing yarn before it's woven, whereas double Ikat is dying and weaving two yarns. Salt craft beers have created this double dry hopped double India Pale Ale as a tribute to that Indonesian skill. With notes of guava, mango, passion fruit and lychee, and with the sweetness of honey, this 8% in volume Ikat DDH DIPA should be quite a treat washing down my Shepherd's Pie for dinner.

On opening the can there was certainly an explosion of tropical hops in the aroma. This misty golden double IPA had a strong smell of guava, mango and passion fruit mixed together with lovely sweet malted barley. I was expecting a sheer cutting bitterness to this Ikat DDH DIPA. Actually this beer had a pleasing and flavoursome bitterness from all those tropical fruity hops, and then the sweetness of pale malts smoothed out the fruity bitterness almost straight away with the honey sweetness promised on the can.

Very nice indeed, I'd definitely have this tropical fruity refreshing Ikat DDH DIPA again. Even though it's quite a mouthful to say it all. If you've had quite a few of them, it must be difficult to order it at the bar.

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