Today’s review is another from the ASDA exclusive brewery BAD (Brewing & Distilling) Co. Their Off-Tempo range appears to be the staple line of beers that the stock in the supermarket giant. The range is meant to be a more experimental and unusual selection of beers. I have previously reviewed their Milkshake IPA and this time around I’ve got their DIPA 3 a double IPA which comes in at 7.4% ABV
Visually the beer has a burnt orange, brown colour with a slightly off-white head to it. The aroma is slightly fruity with a little pineapple coming through. Equally, on the body, the front end of the beer has a rather juicy and citrusy flavour to it. However, the finish is surprisingly sour and and a complete opposite to the rest of the brew. It is beyond just a simple bitterness and is quite odd in all honesty.
A quick note on the can art: The majority of the can wrap is actually taken up by descriptions and writing. The thin sliver of art on the wrap is fairly basic and I can see it going missed on a supermarket shelf. DIPAs are usually much more eye catching I find!
A really odd beer. The aroma and initial tastes are actually quite pleasant, they provide that classic punchy, and slightly boozy, fruity flavour you expect from Double IPAs. Nevertheless, once you get to the back end of the beer, the sourness completely overpowers the rest of the flavours. For me this sort of ruins the rest of the beer for me and isn’t something that I can really push through. They aren’t expensive cans of craft, but I certainly wouldn’t buy this one again from BAD Co and I’d probably recommend no one else does either. I don’t know if it was an off batch, as other people have rated it higher than myself, but I can only judge it based on what I drank sadly.
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- Hops: Summit, Chinook, El Dorado, Amarillo
- Malt: Pale Ale, Light Cara
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 7.4%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes