Passata Stix—tasting notes
Passata Stix is an Imperial IPA from a collab between Garage Beer and British brewery Verdant, brewed with BRU-1 and Cashmere hops. Aroma is fruity, with tropical fruits, orange and cereals. Taste is sweet and tropical, with strawberry and citrus hints. Mouthfeel is sooth with a slight bitter finish.
Imperial IPA or Double IPA is a strongly hopped strong pale ale. Its appearance is golden to light orange-copper, with almost no hazyness. Aromas are predominantly hoppy, with notes of American hops—pine, citrus, tropical fruits, etc.—, and additional dry hopping may give some herbal character. Flavour is highly bitter, very hoppy, with floral hints from the American hop varieties. Finish is dry to medium-dry and medium to high carbonation. It's bitter and hoppier than a English IPA or an American IPA, and less malty and less alcoholic than an American Barleywine.