Founded by three friends in Somerville, Massachusetts, Aeronaut Brewing Company opened June 21, 2014 in an area where a brewery hadn’t been seen in over a century.
They set up shop in a historic envelope factory and currently distribute throughout Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. Their taproom is open seven days a week and has a calendar packed full of live music and entertainment.
Aeronaut’s 3 Years with Dr. Nandu is the brewery’s anniversary Double IPA. Dr. Nandu was the first beer the founder’s brewed together before they opened, and they’ve brewed a version of it every year since.
A Double IPA (also known as an Imperial IPA) tends to be maltier and higher in alcohol than their little brother IPA. Their alcohol content ranges from 7-14 %ABV.
This can make for some short nights for sure. They’re extremely hoppy, which draws a beer loving following, and they are certainly not for a light palate.
The packaging for this brew gets an A+ in my eyes. I particularly like the use of the can’s tab as the signature symbol. It is a familiar trademark on all of their cans. Now on to the beer!
This Dr. Nandu checks in at 7.6% sporting mosaic hops. It brings a nice cloudiness once it is poured with minimal head and chooses not to lace a glass. The aroma is strong with tropical fruits and juices, and at this point I simply need to drink it…!
As doubles tend to be malty and almost heavy, this one brings a pleasant smoothness and I guess lightness. You can pick up the flavors of mango and pineapple that you smell when your mouth hits the glass.
It’s not as malty as most doubles, which is a great feature, as this tends to drown out the pleasant hoppiness of the mosaics.
3 Years with Dr. Nandu is a fantastic beer. The biggest drawback is the limited release. If they would/could make it a regular that would be great but I understand what they are doing. Seek this one out and stockpile it!
- ABV: 7.6%
- IBU: N/A
- Style: Double IPA
- Rating: 4.75/5
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