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A brilliant Canadian Blood Orange DIPA from Twin Sails and Boombox

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This is really smart: a double IPA with blood orange that really works. It’s a collaborative effort from two BC (Canada) breweries: Twin Sails and Boombox. They added 500 lbs of blood orange puree and 2 lbs of orange zest onto a really hoppy DIPA, and the results are amazing.

Twin Sails Brewing and Boombox Brewing Tone Def Double IPA With Blood Orange
8% alcohol
Brewed by Boombox in Vancouver, Canada, in collaboration with Twin Sails, this is a remarkable beer. A cloudy yellow/orange colour, it has concentrated flavours that combine bright tangerine and orange with some creaminess and a generous fruity personality. So vivid and bright with some sweetness from the alcohol. Richly textured and multidimensional, this is quite thrilling. 9/10

Stone Brewing Co. Ruination

Stone Brewing Co. founded in 1996, is the largest brewer in Southern California, a leader in the field of epic American beer, and proof that small is not essential to being great.

Ruination, Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA, USA
8.2% alcohol
Another lesson from a master brewery about how to dump a trailer load of hops into a beer that has such depth of flavour it might as well have come from Atlantis. This IPA is not remotely ruinous unless you decide to drink three bottles of it, through a straw, on an empty stomach. Bags of grapefruit citrussy hops accompany a depth of malty goodness, balanced pine resin bitterness and a long finish. Not the most 3 dimensional complex beer out there, yet impressive. 8.75/10