St. Bastogne IPA

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
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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.

Adjuncts- None

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

Original Gravity: 16.4 Degrees Plato

ABV: 6.7%

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.