From Petaluma California’s Lagunitas Brewing comes the “IPA”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of citrus, pineapple, caramel malts and floral hops. The flavour is of citrus, tropical fruit, earth, caramel and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.2% with an IBU of 51.2. This is a tasty IPA in the West Coast style and I enjoy it every time I have it.
Commercial Description: A well-rounded, highly drinkable IPA. A bit of Caramel Malt barley provides the richness that mellows out the twang of the hops. This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries of Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice enroute, nor as old as the 10,000 miles or so of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentoid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again. Now stop. Think again. And stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet you’re on.