We’re beyond excited to see VT IPA ranked at #25 in Paste Magazine’s recent review of 324 blind-tasted IPAs. Here’s a small sample of their review:
“…man, they got it right with this one—what one taster’s sheet refers to as a “tropical juice explosion” immediately washes over the palate with big notes of sweet pineapple, mango and orange, followed by a certain bready maltiness. Soft, low in terms of bitterness and generally uncomplicated, it’s simply a very good example of why so many people enjoy NE-IPA.”
ABV 6% IBUS 30
Our brewers developed this recipe for more than a year; playing around with yeast strains and hop combinations in search of a smooth, juicy offering that pleases palates. With VT IPA they found the perfect balance of tropical fruit and citrus flavors through a heavy dry-hopping of Citra and Amarillo hops, which give distinct tangerine, mango, pineapple and grapefruit character.
The juicy hop profile is complemented by the grist, which features a heavy hand of flaked oats and aromatic Munich malt to deliver a smooth mouthfeel and hazy appearance. What sets this beer apart –aside from the soft bitterness– is the introduction of a new yeast strain that provides the beer with more neutral notes and juicy esters that enhance the hops.
Enjoy it fresh, enjoy it often.