Big Timber IPA – Lake of the Woods Brewing Co.

From Kenora Ontario’s Lake of the Woods Brewing Company comes their “Big Timber IPA”.  The Brew pours a deep amber with an off white head.  The aroma consists of malts, toffee, nuts, biscuit and floral hops.  The flavour is of big hops up front with malts, toffee, biscuit and citrus.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 50.  This is a very tasty IPA and I am glad that I have my sources to get beer that has no right being in British Columbia!

Commercial Description:  Big Timber IPA is described as “a bold beer for the bold men that helped forge the Canadian landscape,” and is dedicated to the lumberjacks and loggers who have played a large role in the history of the area. Thanks http://www.canadianbeernews.com/.
A strong malt bill balances the strong hop flavour.  3 types of caramel malt were used.  Aside from caramel, other flavours that may be detected are toffee, biscuit, toast, bread, nut and graham cracker.  The aroma hop used is Ahtanum, named after the valley in Washington where commercial hops were first planted in North America.  Aromas present are floral, earthy, citrus and grapefruit.

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