In this summer beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Great Lakes Brewery. It is the first seasonal with their new packaging. It is a new beer in their books. It is Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this beer.
It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a nice welcoming orange notes. The taste has a citrus to orange notes. The aftertaste has an orange like finish that is not over bearing. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Inspired by Ohio’s “little sure shot” Annie Oakley, our Session Wheat IPA is peppered with rounds of whole Orange peel and fully loaded with Jarrylo hops.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I saw this coming down the pipeline. I thought Great Lakes Brewery was way behind the beer trends. I have to say they came up with something different than the rest of White IPA’s. I like it. It is not my go to as far as Summer seasonals. I have to say it is up with all the straight wheat ales and fruit beers that hit the market during the summer. With that all said, I was wrong. Great Lakes Brewery is seeing something that I did not see. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser