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.
Light golden-copper with a very faint haze and a small, quick white head. Nice aroma of sharp but not obnoxious hops - citrus, blackcurrant, bit of pine - with a backing caramel sweetness. Flavour is well balanced, starting with barley candy sweetness, getting a big twiggy in the middle, and moving into a moderately bitter and pleasingly dry finish with orange peel and pine notes. There’s also a bit more boozy warmth toward the end than is ideal, but that’s not a deal-breaker - it’s a winning brew otherwise.