I.P.W.

New York
United States
upstate brewing ipw India Pale Wheat beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A cross between an American wheat and an American IPA. Nice citrus hop flavor and aroma, but the wheat tempers the finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
38 - 40° F
Hops: 
Palisade, Zythos, Equinox
Malts: 
Two-Row, White Wheat, Crystal 40
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours a clear, deep golden color with an orange hue and a long-lasting white head. The aroma is full of citrusy hops, peach, grapefruit, tangerine and a little earthy dankness. Underneath the hops is some doughy malt, light caramel and a hint of booze. The flavor is similar, but even brighter. It is hop-forward, mostly grapefruit along with more citrus – peach, tangerine, mango – with a touch of piney and resiny notes. There are also some lightly sweet caramel and honey characters, balanced by a firm bitterness and all leading into a dry, crisp finish with a slight warming alcohol note. Despite the small bit of alcohol sneaking thru, this beer is very nice and refreshing. The wheat character gives a soft elegance to the malt for the hops to lean up against.