Ommegang Great Beyond Double IPA
Ommegang Great Beyond Double IPA comes in at 8.8% ABV, no packaging or best by date. A bit odd to see Ommegang release an American-style DIPA, but I’m game.
The beer pours with a hazy gold color and a huge cream colored head. The aroma is rather spicy and piney… I took me a minute to place it, but this reminds me a good bit of Bridgeport Hop Czar on the nose. The taste starts with a nice combination of mildly sweet caramel malt and some juicy citrus. Not far behind that is some spicier and more bitter hops that match a little bit closer to what I was getting in the aroma. Dry and bitter on the finish with a little bit of grapefruit then a touch of sweet orange in the aftertaste.
This is a solid American-style Double IPA that really grew on me as I drank it. Great Beyond definitely goes into the “worth a shot” category!