St. Bastogne IPA
Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
Style: Belgian IPA, BJCP 21B
Grain- Pale Ale Malt
Hops - Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, El Dorado, Chinook
Yeast- Ale Yeast originating from a Belgian Monastery Brewery.
Water- Reverse Osmosis Base with high additions of CaSO4, CaCl2
Original Gravity: 16.4 Degrees Plato
Estimated IBU - 39 IBU
Color: 7 SRM
Our Impression: We like to think of this beer as a marriage between a juicy IPA and Belgian Blonde Ale. Technically, it’s a American IPA brewed with a Belgian yeast. This beer came about while experimenting with the base beer of Leadhead. We set aside wort from Leadhead and pitched a belgian yeast. We love the result and hope to keep it around as an alternative to our flagship IPA.
Aroma: Complex spice and fruit character deriving from the Belgian yeast combined with the tropical-stone fruit aromatics from the hops create the unmistakable bouquet of a fresh Belgian IPA.
Appearance: St. Bastogne has a rich golden haze and pours with a nice dense white foam.
Flavor: Upon the first sip, you may notice notes of clove, bubble gum, and juicy-fruit hops. As your palette adjusts you’ll find a nice balance of complex fruit coming from both the belgian yeast and the “superhops”.
Mouthfeel: The addition of wheat and oats creates a lovely, full-bodied mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.