Greenhouse IPAJuly 9, 2014
The hop profile changes each month in this limited-release IPA. For February, Greenhouse IPA was dry hopped with Falconer’s Flight, Chinook and Centennial hops.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1070
Though it can be a bit cloying, this is an IPA for the citrus lovers, particularly those who can’t get enough lemon and lime. With a brilliant copper hue and thick white head, each sniff as you come up for a drink imparts snappy lemon that doesn’t pucker but pleases. There is malt character as well, so this isn’t an all-hop bomb. A firm dry finish—which helps hide its strong ABV—reinforces the citrus and makes me pine for a spicy Thai dish.
- John Holl
his bright gold IPA has a lovely aroma, mixing the expected citrusy notes—lemon, mostly, but with hints of lime zest—with a floral, fruit punch perfume that mellows the nose quite nicely. In the body, there is a similar laid-back approach in evidence, with gentle hoppiness, ample degrees of mixed fruit —lemon, peach, maybe subtle pineapple and melon—and no in-your-face bitterness. The finish is perhaps the sharpest part of this beer, but even that’s not too sharp, just pleasantly bitter, dry and, again, lemony.
- Stephen Beaumont
John is the editor of All About Beer Magazine, the host of The Beer Briefing on iHeart Radio, and the author of three books, including The American Craft Beer Cookbook. Find him on Twitter @John_Holl.
Co-author of both The World Atlas of Beer and The Pocket Beer Guide (with Tim Webb), Stephen travels the world sampling beer, hosting dinners and tastings, and eating too much airport food.