Wildeman Farmhouse IPAMay 1, 2012
Flying Dog Brewery
Brewed for Amsterdam’s Bierproeflokaal In de Wildeman’s 25th Anniversary. This brand new brew is an unfiltered American IPA hopped with Citra and fermented with Saison yeast. Unfiltered and hazy gold in color.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1066
AVAILABLE: MD, PA, VA, WV, NJ, NY, DC, CA, OH, NC
Beautiful pour—bright, deep golden ale with a sprightly head of minute bubbles that holds and holds. Traces of goodness remain on the glass. Fine floral nose, spicy—balanced. The palate is on the sweet side, with enough acidity to compliment it. Creative idea this is—a spiced IPA. Hops are a spice. Why not add other? Try with a Moroccan meal, spicy with dried fruit.
- Charles Finkel
Beware of the foam because there’s plenty of it released in the pour. The whipped foam entices and dissipates invitingly, revealing partial nakedness. Wildness ensues. A bit of wild fermentation character evolves and the nose and mouth react. Farmhouse memories with a hop bitterness that kicks the palate. For farmhouse beer lovers who love IPA, this is a ticket to the barnyard. Warmth of alcohol titillates and lingers. Now I lay me down to sleep…
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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