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.
In my previous review, I described Sawdust City’s Twin Pines IIPA as being “delicious and dangerous in equal measure.“ Its a warning that applies even moreso to the curiously named The Princess Wears Girlpants, as its 9% alcohol level is well hidden behind an irresistible aroma and palate-pleasing flavour that come across like a liquid fruit basket with notes pineapple, apricot, mango, tart plum, mandarin orange, and more. As it warms, a dry and slightly peppery yeast character starts to come through, along with a tingling sensation in the back of the throat. A hint of pine at the end wraps things up neatly and nicely, making another sip - or gulp - inevitable.