HALIFAX, NS – The latest in a series of beers created by Rockbottom Brewpub brewmater Greg Nash in collaboration with members of the BrewNosers homebrew club is set to be tapped today (May 4, 2012) at Rockbottom.
Dubbed The Ultimate White IPA in honour of the Halifax Ultimate Frisbee League, the beer was co-created by Nash and homebrewer Rob Douglass, and is described as follows:
Our latest Brewnoser collaboration brew is a hybrid of sorts; West Coast IPA meets Belgian-style Witbier. Brewed with malted barley, wheat, oats, coriander, orange and plenty of hops: bright and fresh with hop forward citrus notes, coriander and orange cut through making their presence known. Finishes silky and crisp with a lingering bitterness. Refreshing hybrid deliciousness for your glass
The Ultimate White IPA will be available on tap at the Rockbottom Brewpub while supplies last.
Brewery:Spearhead Brewing, Toronto, ON (contract brewed at Cool Brewing, Toronto, ON) Style: Spiced Brown Ale ABV: 6.0% Availability: Year-round in bottles & on draught in Ontario
Deep and bright copper-brown body with a thin off-white cap of foam that has pretty good staying power. Aroma is quite sweet, with a nice base of caramelized grain and brown sugar, and overlaid notes of dried fruit and mild cinnamon. Medium-full body that gets a touch sticky on the palate as it warms. Flavour is pleasantly robust, with dark sugar and dried fruit sweetness off the top, some cinnamon spiciness coming through in the middle, and a quick & moderately dry finish. To my taste, it’s too sweet for everyday drinking, but a nice diversion when the right mood strikes.