THE IPA

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
the IPA.jpg

Our Impression: IPA's are a style that can vary from light, bitter and effervescent, to cloying, grassy, and over hopped. There have been so many different kinds of IPAs produced that it is hard to know what is what anymore. What we wanted to do is go back to the roots of it all. Create an IPA that is enjoyable to drink, with classic hops and a classic malt bill. We gave the beer a bit of color, malt presence, and mouthfeel with the carahell and torrefied wheat. Then we stuck to some simple classic hops to give that amazing pine and grapefruit character while keeping the lbs/gal on the lower side to stay away from the grass-like compounds that can come about with large amounts of hops. All of that coupled with a "lager-like" brewing proccess and out comes The IPA. We think it is an absolute pleasure to drink; clean, bright bitterness, malty body, and a classic floral bouque!

Style: India Pale Ale

Grain- Two Row, Vienna, Carahell, Torrefied Wheat

Hops - Centennial, Perla, Chinook

Yeast-  Fermentis US-05

Adjuncts- None

Water- Reverse Osmosis Base with high additions of CaSO4, CaCl2

Original Gravity: 14.4 Degrees Plato

ABV: 6.2%

Estimated IBU - 46 IBU

Color: 5 SRM

Aroma: Fresh hop bouquet with notes of grapefruit, pine, and stone fruit.

Appearance: The IPA pours golden straw and brilliant.  A nice white-colored head emerges when poured, with long lasting lacing on the glass. 
Flavor: It drinks very bright with a clean bitterness without any grassy flavors. Notes of the pine and grapefruit and present but not overdone. The malt body of the beer provides a bit of backbone and bread-like character, and finishes incredibly clean. 
Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation.