Shock Doctrine tasting notes
La Pirata Shock Doctrine is an Imperial IPA brewed with Azacca and HBC472 hops. It has a herbal aroma with pine and resine along with tropical fruits. Taste is smooth and sweet, with some bitterness and tropical fruits in the background.
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.