The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #4 – Hop Blanc White IPA

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The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #4

Hop Blanc White IPA – Peak Organic Brewing Co.,6.4% ABV – 12 fl.oz., (Portland, ME, USA)

from their website:

“Hop Blanc is a heavenly White IPA. Local wheat and Belgian yeast give this beer a soft mouthfeel, while Centennial, Simcoe and Citra hops provide a bright rush of tropical and citrus flavors up front. This beer is the cheery, angelic cousin of the more sinister Hop Noir.”

  • Style: (coriander) Spiced White IPA
  • Taste: Smooth fizzy peach-wheat coriander soft-hopped
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes way

Visual: Pours almost clear golden yellow with a smallish head, a thin layer of retention, lots of fast steady streams.

Nose: clean fruity peach with light sourness. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: ultra-crisp, cream-fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) peach, wheat malts, yeasty

Finish: coriander, soft subtle bitter hops, lingering light hopped bitter

Summary: Really not that hoppy for an IPA. Fabulous fruity peach-wheat profile, easy to enjoy and organic to boot. Simple yet solid.