While I love them, 3 Daughters has, for quite some time, used a fishing theme for a lot of their beers. That’s great for them, but it’s hard for a blogger like me to write about since I don’t fish, I’ve never fished, and I have no interest in fishing mostly because hooks scare me. If you knew my natural clumsiness, you would understand my fear of getting the hook in me more so than the fish or the worm or however fishing is done. Honestly I’m not good at this. So when I found out about Double Hooked (Double IPA, 8.8% ABV), not only did the fact of facing a double IPA scare me, but I had the weird premonition of having two hooks, not one, piercing my skin. I shudder to think about it. Not so much the beer. The color is a fantastically rich and deep orange, and the aroma brings to mind a combination of blood orange and caramel. The flavor is interesting, in that you get an immediate kick of orange and grapefruit before the mask is torn off and you get walloped with a massive punch of dank and resiny Alpha acids. That hoppiness is a little more earthy then it is citrusy. There are citrus notes in there to be sure, lots of grapefruit and orange rind, but the pips of grass and other floral flavors come at you a little more. Those are what tend to linger on the palate. Basically this beer, much like fishing hooks, are for the discerning and knowledgeable palates that already know this is what they want. If you’re just getting into hops, I would suggest going for something like Bimini Twist. If you’re looking for the hops and will not settle for anything less, you have found your beer. While I know I found an excellent beer, it’s not going to do anything for my fear of hooks. That’s not going away. Drink Florida Craft, Dave @floridabeerblog firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Beer Blog is a part of Florida Beer Media. Find us at FloridaBeerMedia.com. Listen to the Florida Beer Podcast – Powered by Florida Beer Blog on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and more!