TDM Star Dust DIPA is a 8% imperial / double IPA from TDM 1874 Brewery, based in Yokohama, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range at the time of writing, and was first released in 2018. TDM Star Dust DIPA uses Ekuanot, Mosaic, Citra and Galaxy hops.
TDM Star Dust DIPA Aroma and Taste
I’ve been trying to find TDM Star Dust DIPA for a while now but it seemed to have either sold out or not on tap yet when I’ve been to places. So to the source it is! TDM Star Dust DIPA came up a slightly hazy dark golden orange colour with a fine ring of white head on top. The aroma was fruity with lashings of peaches, lemon, grapefruit, mango and a slight orange nose to it. There was a slight caramel nose to that was hiding in the background.
For an imperial / double IPA, the bitterness was lower than expected. Not that was a bad thing but it allowed the fruitiness of the hops to come through rather than being assaulted by bitterness. The first thing you notice about TDM Star Dust DIPA is how smooth it is. There was no abrasiveness from the hops and the tropical fruits came through with a smooth malt base. The alcohol, at 8%, didn’t bring any noticeable heat either. The aftertaste was a lingering tropical fruity one.
TDM Star Dust DIPA The Bottom Line
TDM Star Dust DIPA, for me, is one of the best DIPAs I’ve had in Japan. The only problem (well two!) is that it goes down to easily and there isn’t any more of it!