May 3, 2017

Heritage Brewing Double Taxation

Back in July of last year, Heritage Brewing released a limited, brewery-only double IPA called Double Taxation. I was lucky enough to enjoy a couple glasses of the big, pungent brew that reminded me of double IPAs of yore. Well, in conjunction with the launch of their new brewpub and roastery, the company is unleashing this tasty beast in 16 oz cans. The 9% ABV Double Taxation is the first release in the brewery’s new Lincoln’s Hat series of small batch releases. And it is just as tasty as when I first encountered it.

As noted in yesterday’s review, there’s a good bit of pungency missing from today’s double IPAs. Heritage Brewing have remedied that (for myself at any rate) with Double Taxation. This big IPA is packed with dank hop notes, as well as a good bit of citrus fruit and a welcome punch in the face of hop bitterness. This is the type of beer that reminds me of the hop monsters of days gone by.

I guarantee you that the samples of Double Taxation won’t last long. In fact, I’m surprised I have any left after picking them up this past weekend. The beer is a welcome smack of what I feel a double IPA would encompass — a solid, dank overall hop flavor, a good bit of malt sweetness and that desired bitterness. I’d venture to say that of all the boozy barrel-aged beers and my go-to growler fill from the company, this may be their best product yet.

This is a review of a promotional sample.