DD4D Debut is an 8% double IPA from DD4D Brewing Company, based in Ehime, in Shikoku, Japan. It’s part of their limited lineup and can be found in cans and on draught across Japan. DD4D Debut was released as the first beer that DD4D Brewing Company have released in cans, as previous beers from them were bottled instead. DD4D Debut is brewed using imported US Citra and Simcoe hops.
DD4D Debut : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 8%
- Style : Double IPA
- Hops : US Citra and Simcoe
- IBU : 70
- Availability : Limited
- On Sale : From December 2021
- Size : 350 ml
- Price : From 750 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Pungent citrus aromas with tropical notes when warmed up. Light malt aroma with minimal alcohol heat.
- Notable Tastes : Bitter to start, that moves towards a citrus and tropical flavour with light malt sweetness. Low alcohol heat.
DD4D Debut : Aroma & Taste
DD4D Debut poured out a hazy golden orange colour with a large frothy white head that faded to a few bubbles around the side of the glass. The aroma though was a potent citrus and tropical one, with lashings of lemon and grapefruit coming through alongside some pineapple, mango, and peaches. The hoppy aroma was fresh with no off aromas either – a pleasure to the nose as it was punchy when chilled, and bountiful when warm. In terms of malt, there was just a faint touch of light pilsner sweetness to the beer but not much.
The body started off with a punchy bitterness though the hoppy flavours swiftly took over from that. There was a plethora of flavours that came through; however, they were the same as that was in the nose – lemon, grapefruit, along with pineapple, mango, and peaches. DD4D Debut was a very fruity beer from start to finish, but there was barely any discernible alcohol heat to the beer – either when chilled or warmed up. DD4D Debut finished off with more of the same as the body, with a lingering fruitiness to proceedings.
DD4D Debut : The Bottom Line
I hope that DD4D Debut becomes part of the regular lineup as it’s a cracking beer.
DD4D Debut : Where to Buy It
DD4D Debut can be bought online at the following places: