By definition an India Pale Ale is known for hops. 70 IBUs and an assertive array of American hops lay blankets of grapefruit, orange nectar, and sticky mango across your senses. This assortment will be certain to remain in your flavor memory. The background malt is reminiscent of graham cracker and faint caramel which adds subtle sweetness and toasted notes. An unabashed dosing of “dry-hops” gives way to abundant aroma and bright citrus flavor. Enjoy it in the company of good friends with barbecued chicken and mango-habanero salsa.
In the traffic jam of big, bold American IPAs, we decided to drive on the other side of the road. Chock full of earthy English Fuggles, this hoppy beer is fun to order and even better to experience. Playful spice and orange characteristics liven up its biscuity body and lead you to a pleasant finish. For extra good measure, we throw this one on 2 types of American oak to cure and impart the wonderful qualities of light vanilla and coconut.
Preferred with a slice of carrot cake, the texture of the dessert – light and smooth – lends balance to a subtle softness across the palate. Stay for another bite and enjoy the warming of the alcohol and vanilla as they mellow the spices of the cake. The hops will finish with a scrub of the palate from butter based frosting.