In another Lager blog, we are going to sample out another brew from Wolverine State Brewing. It is a new beer style in the India Pale Ale world. It is their Gulo Gulo IPL. This new India Pale Ale is India Pale Lager. If you read my earlier and first one, which was their Winter Lager, you know the history of this craft brewery across the street from The Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you have not, please, read that earlier beer blog post to get to know this Michigan craft brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a clear copper color with a white constant head on this India Style Pale Lager. The smell has some piney notes. The taste has a nice hops of piney notes with a crisp finish. The aftertaste has bitter hop finish, which I love. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.wolverinebeer.com):
6.7% abv / 65 IBU – Always on tap
This ground-breaking style combines the essential ingredients and hopping methods used to create a world-class I.P.A. Then using our expert lagering techniques and house lager yeast we created an instant favorite among the existing and steadily growing number of “hop-heads” and craft “lager-heads” in the beer world today. Gulo Gulo I.P.L. is hopped with Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Warrior and Pilgrim hops. It is dry-hopped once in the fermenter and then a second time with whole-cone Cascade hops before packaging.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I have to say I am pretty impressed about this Lager. I am not a huge fan of this beer style. To me, it is over hopped pilsner. I love the hops they are using in this Lager. I have to say this gives everything to your Lager drinker and Hophead. I really love the aftertaste. I have to say it is better than most India Pale Lager on the market. There is not much more to say about this brew. It is great brew and you better go try one. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser