“Extreme beers” — that’s the term the New York Times’ Eric Asimov (son of Isaac) uses for beers with extremely high hop and malt contents (and huge alcohol content). There’s the Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA (9% alcohol), the Southern Tier Unearthly Imperial IPA (11% alcohol) and Easton, PA’s own Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA (9% alcohol).
Check out the NYT’s interactive sideshow for more.
Here’s how the Pennsylvania beer did:
Our No. 2 beer, the Weyerbacher Double Simcoe I.P.A., seemed to embody the term “killer,” the extreme beer fan’s favorite compliment. Killer hops, killer fruit, overwhelming yet bearable, even enjoyable, because it is so well balanced.
A Taste for Brews That Go to Extremes [NY Times]