Easy-Drinking Session IPA

Sometimes we crave something hoppy-smelling but not bitter. The trick here is careful control of late hop additions and dry-hop charges. Pilsner malt sweetness provides critical balance to the tropical and citrus fruit aromas and mildly bitter grapefruit flavor. It also stands in counterpoint to the high attenuation, to yield a pleasant grainy mouthfeel and snappy, crisp finish. Pairing tips: Bitterness emphasizes salty, meaty flavors, and gives initial sharpness to spicy heat, but then softens it in the finish.

Overall Impression: A crisp, easy-drinking pint with a pronounced hop aroma, but not the assertive bitterness of an IPA. Light, fruity, and highly drinkable.

Profile: Bright tropical/citrus fruitiness greet you in the nose, followed by a gentle grapefruit flavor with light mouthfeel and crisp, mildly bitter finish in classic pale ale style. This beer boasts big character and drinkability, but lower alcohol so you can have a pint and still keep your wits about you.

  • Session Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.3%
  • IBU: 18

Recommended Pairings:

  • Burger and Fries
  • Fried Chicken
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Spicy Dishes
  • Curry