Snow White IPA – Bomber Brewing


From Bomber Brewing in Vancouver in partnership with Cultch for Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves comes the “Snow White IPA”.  The beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head.  The aroma consist of floral hops, wheat, yeast, coriander, grapefruit and some other citrusy notes.  The flavour is of coriander, citrus rind, grapefruit, pith, orange, lemon, yeast, wheat, with some dankness and pretty big hit of hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 50.  This is a really well crafted White IPA and a nice change up for what I have been finding on the market!

Commercial Description:  This year’s brew features an international cast: Canadian barley and wheat, Belgian yeast, and hops from both Germany and the United States. Late additions of grains of paradise and hand-toasted coriander balance perfectly with the citrus aromas of Amarillo and Mandarina Bavaria hops making this White IPA the fairest of them all. *A portion of all Snow White IPA sales will go to support more outstanding East Van productions. A promotional code on every bottle allows theatre goers to receive a discount on panto tickets.

TIP HOP SPRUCE WHITE IPA – Dead Frog Brewery


From Dead Frog Brewery in Aldergrove comes their “TIP HOP SPRUCE WHITE IPA”.  The beer pours a golden orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of orange, tropical fruits, citrus rind, toffee, wheat, spruce, pine, resin and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 55.  This is an interesting new beer from Dead Frog Brewery and I recommend it if you like either a spuce beer or a white IPA.

Commercial Description:   A JUICY WHITE IPA BREWED WITH FRESH PICKED SPRUCE TIPS AND SIMCOE HOPS TO PROVIDE A TROPICAL PINE AROMA THAT’S FOLLOWED BY A CRISP, GOLDEN MALT PROFILE.

Food pairing as per brewery: CEDAR PLANK SALMON, ASIAGO CHEESE, SPRING SALAD

 

Shiva White IPA – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks


From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes the latest in their “Shiva White IPA”.  The beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head.  The aroma consists of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, wheat and floral hops.  The flavour is of grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pineapple, wheat, resin and lots of hops bitterness.  This beer has a very dry finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 64.  If you enjoy a good wheat beer crossed with an IPA this White IPA will be right up your ally.  I know that I quite enjoy this beer!

Commercial Description:  Shiva:  A light and refreshing White IPA that features grapefruit notes and hefty bittering to sastify your hop fix.  Featuring Citra, Amarillo, & Ekuanot Hops and a American-Belgo Yeast Blend.

Magodes White IPA – Hearthstone Brewery


From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver comes their “Magodes White IPA”.  The beer poured a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of lemon, wheat and floral hops.  The flavour is of resin, lemon, citrus rind, wheat, herbal notes and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 150.  This beer isn’t big on the wheat and is closer to an IPA than a White IPA but I prefer it that way anyways.  This beer wont disappoint!

Commercial Description:  The Magodes White IPA is a kick you in the teeth, take no prisoners, flavour filled hop bomb. Hearthstone pulled out all the stops, acquiring the legendary “Conan” yeast strain from Vermont which imparts light citrus and peachy goodness. Next they kick it up with a healthy dose of HOP HASH, imparting massive notes of juicy fruit, sliced mango and kittens! Enjoy friend!

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White IPA – Red Collar Brewing


From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Thompson Okanagan comes their “White IPA”.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus rind, grapefruit, wheat, caramel and floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus, citrus rind, grapefruit, yeast, spice, wheat, caramel and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 52.  I am not always sold on White IPA’s but this one hits the spot.

Commercial Description:  A beer that bridges continents and blends styles. Built upon the foundation of unmalted wheat, this beer was dry hopped three separate times with Ahtanum and Mosaic hops. The result is a refreshingly light beer with an abundance of berry and grapefruit aromas.

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