We stocked up on this beer the day it was released knowing we would want to be able to enjoy more than a couple Hopslams in 2017. It pours a light gold color with a thick eggshell white foam. At 10% you may expect to notice a bit of alcohol, but it is well hidden in this complex beer. Careful though, that doesn’t mean you should start slamming these back. Believe me, they’ll hit you. With six different hop varietals and then dry hopped with simcoe hops, this beer shapes up quite nicely. Heavy on the hops, one would expect this beer to annihilate your taste buds with bitterness, but the honey and malts perfectly balance the hops. There are also lots of floral, stone fruit, and a bit of pine flavors that add to the complexity of this clean double IPA.