Greenhouse IPA

Texas
United States
Hops and Grain Beer Greenhouse IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Spawned from our 3-bbl pilot system, the Greenhouse IPA series is our ode to the expressive usage of hops! Each month we’ll release around 300 cases and each month we’ll change the hop varieties that we use for dry-hopping in order to give you a different aroma and flavor experience. What this means for you is that every Greenhouse IPA release will be a little bit different, and all due to the wondrous contribution of one of our favorite plants.

Profile

ABV: 
7.6%
IBUs: 
65
Served at: 
47° F
Hops: 
Rotating selection
Malts: 
Pale, Caramel
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The aroma in this beer is an almost equal blend of caramel malts and grassy and floral hops. Some mild fruit esters are detectable as well. The color is a pale copper with slight haze and a light, white head primarily on the edges of the glass. There are grassy, herbal and floral hop favors that present a balanced bitterness against the caramel malt sweetness with hints of biscuit – very much in line with this classic English IPA style. A mineral water character with sulfates accentuating the perceived hop bitterness is apparent also. The mouthfeel is pleasantly medium-light with restrained carbonation that is true to the style. An alcohol warmth comes through towards the finish and lingers along with the hop bitterness. This is a quite exceptional example of an English IPA that really hits all the marks. Don't waste any time debating this beer, get it now!