White Pony

California
United States
White Pony, Belching Beaver Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

We pumped the volume, and double dry hopped this India Pale Ale. This adds an extra layer of hop aroma with notes of grapefruit, resulting in a juicy, tropical IPA.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
57
Hops: 
Simcoe, Hallertau Blanc, Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra
Malts: 
Two Row, Golden Promise, Flaked Oats
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

White Pony by Belching Beaver Brewery was judged as an American IPA (21A BJCP 2021). The aroma is dominated by citrus and malt. The citrus is sweet with a blend of orange flesh and zest with a touch of tropical fruit notes in the background. Malt aromas are clean and nondescript. There is a small amount of haze with a pale gold color. The head is off-white and persistent, providing a thin blanket of bubbles on the surface. The flavor is boldly hop-forward with more of that citrus character, though much more dominated by a grapefruit rind quality. This provides a tart sensation, which is nicely rounded by the well-developed malt component underneath. Malt flavors are slightly sweet and with a hint of a crystal quality. The finish has an almost nutty quality and really reminds me of kafir lime leaves, like what you might find or use in some Indian dishes. This gives it a fairly exotic quality. The mouthfeel is medium and smooth, somewhat dry, and with a mild carbonic astringency. There is a touch of alcoholic heat, but nothing detracting. Overall, this IPA stands out from the pack with some very nice hop complexity and an exotic quality that really begs to be stood up with spicy foods or Indian cuisine. If you want a very drinkable IPA that finds its own place without plowing new ground that is better left unplowed, I would recommend giving this one a try.

Brewery Introduction

Belching Beaver Brewery came from a desire to make great beer and have a Dam good time doing it. When we started the company we wanted to do two things: First, have a brand that offered quality craft beer but was whimsical and fun to inspire good times.

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