Here’s your cheat sheet for Fourpure’s Deucebox Double IPA.
Double IPA, 8.3% ABV
Featured in BeerBods Plus box 4 on 8 March 2018.
Serve this beer at 7°C to 10°C; at least an hour in the fridge, maybe up to 90 minutes. As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour.
You can learn more by reading my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
I expect most of us know the drill with this kind of beer pretty well by now: big malts, big hops – in this case leaning on the citrus button more than the tropical one – leading to a big, juicy flavour. This is supposed to be Juicebox IPA turned up to 11, but does it live up to its little brother?
Pure tropical, fruity pleasure in a glass. Fresh orange zest and heaps of extremely aromatic hops give this beer bright, intense flavours of mango, papaya and bitter orange. A restrained yet present bitterness makes you want that next sip, and the next one, and the one after that. Hoppy, zesty, refreshing.
Fourpure suggest you try Juicebox with cheesecake, a burger, a fruit salad or glazed ham; these should do very nicely for Deucebox too. It ought to hold its own against a curry with all those hops going on.