¡Ay Carmela!—tasting notes
¡Ay, Carmela! by La Pirata is a double IPA in tribute to brave women. It has lots of citrics and flowers in the aroma, and palate has mint, lime, citrus, herbs and some sweetness from the malts. Finish is hoppy and bitter with a slightly alcoholic aftertaste.
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.