In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Sweetwater Brewing. It is their white IPA, which is called Whiplash White IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this southern craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this white IPA.
It has a slight cloudy golden color without a head. There was a white color head at first. The aroma has a slight wheaty with a citrus notes. The taste has a wheaty to citrus notes with a wheaty to bready yeast aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):
What happens when a 500year old Belgian style ale gets rear-ended bya truckload of pompous American hops? It equals one heck of an ambulance chaser of a beer.
This is an American style Belgian IPA, with a subtle phenolic ﬂavor in combination with citrusy/piney hops, well balanced at 6.2% and 55 IBUs, with a tart, dry ﬁnish.
2014 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal winner for American-Belgo-Style Ale category.
Grains: 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats
Hops: Bravo, Ahtanum, Centennial, Cascade
Dry Hop: Ahtanum, Centennial, Simcoe
Yeast: Strong Belgian Ale
Available: December through February
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Closing, as many of you know, I am not a huge fan of this beer style. I was a little nervous picking up the sampler pack with this beer. Since I am not a fan, I have to say that this is a pretty good beer. It is well balance but has some nice hop bitter notes to keep that hophead happy. This white IPA is a little different than the rest of the white IPA’s on the market. It is not too wheaty. This fact is the only reason why I might pick it up again. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser