Brewery: Twin Barns Brewing Company
7.8% is enough to make you wait until after your Lake Winnipesaukee cruise has ended.
Type of Beer: Double IPA
The wooden Lake Cruiser on the front of the can is a scene straight out of a Peter Ferber painting. We can thank North Hampton, NH based Rumbletree for the fine branding.
Twin Barns' write up on the Lake Cruiser feels a bit more fitting to another Double IPA with a similar flavor profile, Mighty Squirrel's Cosmic Distortion.
We amp our IPA up to 11 with this DIPA recipe- A Hazy, NE-Style DIPA incorporating rolled oats and aromatic malts to form the backbone of an 7.8% ABV barn-wrecker of a beer, with unrestrained hop character and deceptively smooth finish! Hop flavors of ripe Cantaloupe, Passionfruit, and Nectarines over a pillowy, full-bodied malt character.
Hops & Malts used in the Lake Cruiser brewing recipe
Final thoughts on Lake Cruiser
We don't feel confident in Twin Barns' boast of 7.8% being a "barn-wrecker". But, we will sign off on the smooth finish and full-bodied stature of their brew.
You'll detect some nectarine, some pineapple, and other hints of citrus as you lounge with this lakeside libation.