This beer is in remembrance of our dog Blue. An avid gardener - well, of sorts, this brew is dedicated in his name. This batched was designed to be bitter sweet. The high final gravity leaves a long sweet note on the tongue, but the bitter Chinook hops let you know this is an IPA. At 10% abv there is a strong alcohol presence, but it is well balanced by the obscene amount of hops picked from the very vines Blue helped plant at his first home all those years ago. Over 5oz of wet hops were used on brew day and another 3 oz were used to dry hop. This IIPA is dark in color, full of flavor and packs a wicked punch.