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.
Hazy sunset-hued (or perhaps sunrise is more appropriate, given the beer’s name?) golden body with a creamy white head. Aroma is bright and tropical, with sweet citrus and pineapple, backed with husky malt. The flavour takes a bit of a left turn, with the hop character being deeper and danker than the aroma suggests - not necessarily a bad thing, but I would’ve preferred a slightly lighter and brighter tone. Still a good beer, though, with a nice depth of flavour, and more body than some of the other hop-forward session ales that are out there,