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Inspiration Point Brew 001

Session IPA 4% ABV

The first in a series of quarterly IPAs (this one brewed in collaboration with our friends over at Rainhard Brewing) showcasing the cutting-edge of IPA styles, this is NOT your ordinary session IPA. Pre-chilling the whirlpool before adding the hops minimizes bitterness, allowing for a focus on the citrus character of the hops, and oats make for fabulous mouthfeel and an easy-drinking, flavourful light beer experience.

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    473mL
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Tasting Notes

  • OG: 10 Plato
  • IBU: 0 (see note)
  • SRM: 4
  • Carbonation: 2.4 volumes (medium-low)
  • Recommended Glassware: Anything but a shaker pint!
  • Malts: Pale, flaked wheat, flaked oats
  • Hops: Motueka and Mandarina Bavaria, added during the pre-chilled whirlpool and two separate dry hop additions
  • Yeast: Vermont Ale yeast
  • Extras: Five pounds of fresh lime zest was added to the whirlpool as well
  • Aroma: Fresh cut lime, citrus oil, over-ripe melon, basil.
  • Appearance: Straw-coloured. Hazy to the point of being opaque. Fluffy white head leaves some lacing in the glass.
  • Taste: Lemon/lime flavour upfront, followed by a bright fruitiness and a touch of bitterness and a herbaceous note. Finishes with a soft, refreshing quality encouraging another sip.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium low carbonation and medium body, feels fullish especially for a session beer. Mouthfeel imparts a certain roundness without feeling cloying.
  • Overall Impression: A fruit-forward, highly drinkable light IPA.
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