When a brewery releases a double dry-hopped version of one of their go-to hoppy beers, it’s often a surefire hit with consumers. Though it has somehow become synonymous with hazy beers, double dry-hopping has a longer history of adding bombastic hop aromas to beers as far back as the 1970s in the U.S. But does the added “DDH” really level up the beer? We try two local hazy standouts and one all-time hoppy classic alongside their DDH counterparts to figure out if it’s actually worth all the extra hops. Though this episode eventually turns into a half hour love letter to Pliny, we have a fantastic lineup of beers while also reimaging ice cream trucks, being reborn in every episode, making all beers little, sipping on those slippery pillows, and getting aggressively Sabro.
Phase Three Brewing - Pixel Density (NE IPA)
Phase Three Brewing - DDH Double Pixel Density (NE DIPA)
Alarmist Brewing - Le Jus (NE IPA)
Alarmist Brewing - DDH Sabro Le Jus (NE IPA)
Russian River Brewing Company - Pliny the Elder (Double IPA)
Russian River Brewing Company - Pliny for President (Double IPA)