A Note on This Beer
Short of slamming a handful of hops straight off the bine, SMaSH (Single Hop and Single Malt) Ales are one of the purest, most exciting ways to experience booming hop flavor.
Alaskan Brewing’s SMaSH Galaxy Double IPA takes this genre to a new ABV and flavor high with 8.5 % ABV and a heightened burst of complex Galaxy Hops to match.
This latest addition to the Alaskan’s revered Pilot series, this beer piles on so many Galaxy Hops, its usual trendy mango-like flavors roar with a new intense dank side. A blow of juicy blueberries fills up the foreground before it wallops through sprucey tree brush.
With only one malt, this SMaSH has absolutely no caramel malts, making it one of the most dry DIPAs we’ve ever seen. There’s a slight cracker breadiness from the base Pilsner malt, but otherwise this is an unadulterated crash of pine sap, passion fruit, and grassy herbalness with a faint hint of onion.
SMaSH beers are a great way to find out which hops are your favorites. Come let this SMaSH’s imperial levels of Galaxy Hops crash their way into your heart.
Best Before 10/29/16
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