Triple IPA (Imperial IPA) • 10.0 % ABV • Newport, Wales
After a crazy day of brewery and bar hopping in Bristol back on the 27th May, we decided to pop into Tiny Rebel on our return to Cardiff to snatch up a can of Captain Insano.
That weekend saw the release of this hearty sounding Triple IPA which is packed with 440lbs of hopped up goodness and enough mashed in sweetness to push the ABV up to a cheeky 10%.
Tiny Rebel describe Captain Insano as offering a chewy, sticky texture with massive clementine and mango flavours.
So, basically hopped to hell and back!
Lets crack this can open and see what’s hiding within.
|Appearance||A full, rich and deep gold colour which produces a lively head from the point of pouring which levels off quickly|
|Aroma||Massive tangy and fruity notes of pineapple, mango and passion fruit at the front with some sweetness. A little caramel towards the back.
A clean and fresh aroma.
|Flavour||Really hop forward and particularly dry with a honey like sweetness. Lots of pineapple and mango in the flavour with a spicy resinous and caramel like bitterness at the end.
The sweetness balances well with the fruitiness of the hops and the resinous finish.
|Mouthfeel||Medium-full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. A smooth body along with a little alcohol warmth.
The sharper elements get the tongue bouncing.
|Overall||An excellent example of a triple IPA with lots of fresh and sharp fruit along with some sweetness from the additional balance of malts.
Plenty of dryness with a spicy (Almost liquorice) bitterness at the end which lingers for ages.
The can is certainly representative of the energy and flavours in the beer.
If you have had an opportunity to try a can then visit @biertaster and let me know what you thought of Tiny Rebel’s Captain Insano.