Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody released Disco Nap last weekend, which is the latest in their ongoing line of tasting room-only double IPAs. This time they heavily hopped with Azacca, Ekuanot and Denali hops.
I got a chance to head over on the day of release to pick up a 4-pack and here’s what I though.
Stats: ABV: 8.1%; IBU: unlisted
This beer poured out a hazy orange-straw colour with three fingers of puffy white head that dissipated slowly and left puffy clouds of lacing as the glass drained.
The nose had hoppy tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, papaya, and mango, with citrus notes of melon, orange peel, and lime, plus a touch of pine.
The palate was dominated by the taste of fresh pineapple, with lesser notes of mango and papaya, accompanied by notes of citrus, resin, and dankness. The malt base has been kept light and crackery, in order to let the bright hop notes pop. Fitting with the NE style, there was also a mild yeasty bite on the back-end.
The mouthfeel was medium-bodied, smooth, and juicy, with moderate carbonation. The finish was off-dry with low bitterness and some nice alcohol warmth.
The last full review I wrote was of Rainbow Machine from Superflux, which is another North East-style DIPA. I found that Disco Nap was a very similar beer, but the tropical fruit flavour here was way more focused on the pineapple notes, which is awesome. However, the pineapple wasn’t too overpowering, like it can be in a radler, it was more like the essence of pineapple, which I loved!
The only upsetting part of this is that it’s a super limited release and I promised two cans to friends. I can afford to lose two friends, right?
Overall Rating: 4.75/5
Serving temp: 7-10C
Food pairing: Cured meats, sausages, sharp cheddar, lemon cheesecake
Glassware: Spiegelau IPA glass