Review: Iron Hill Brewery Kryptonite Double IPA
Wilmington, Delaware-based Iron Hill Brewery’s latest is a monster IPA featuring a so-called “Legion of Hops,” including Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra.
Kryptonite is every bit the beast you might expect. The nose is funky, leathery, shroomy even, a brooding expression of bitter savoriness that doesn’t let up. The palate sees more of the same, a mix of forest floor and cow pasture that offers fruit and sweetness only as an afterthought. This is as deep a dive into the IPA style as you can come by, a beer featuring a body bold and pungent, its finish lasting for ages.
It’s an intriguing example of the style, but it’s hardly a solo sipper. Pair it with something that can cut through all of the above.
B+ / $21 per four-pack of 16 oz cans / ironhillbrewery.com
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