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.
This second annual collaboration between brewers Sam Corbeil of Sawdust City and Ryan Morrow of Nickel Brook to mark their shared November 5th birthday has shifted to a new style from 2013’s barley wine edition, but it’s still one big mutha of a beer. Pouring a bright orange-amber with a creamy off-white head, it immediately throws off a pungent aroma of dank pine resin, candied orange peel and grapefruit rind, with an subtle and oddly pleasant suggestion of garlic. Flavour is similarly big and bold, with explosions of pine and orange peel, backing notes of peach and caramel, and a long, warm finish. And it certainly doesn’t drink like an 11% beer - feels more like 7% - making it as dangerous as it is delicious.
This is the last in a series of reviews of beers from Sawdust City Brewing that appeared here on Canadian Beer Notes this week. Thanks for reading, and watch for more theme weeks soon.