Beer #141 - W/C 6 November 2017
BEER // Wellington's Malthouse has been running a West Coast IPA Challenge for 10 years. It started with a friendly rivalry between Hallertau and Epic to decide who brewed the best version of the style. For their entry this year, the Urbanaut guys decided to go with a classic take on a WCIPA by brewing a big, hoppy, full bodied beer that certainly would not be out of place in SoCal. The malt base is Pale Ale with a touch of Crystal but this beer is all about the hops. Classic American hops Simcoe, Citra and Centennial were used to make for loads of guava, mango, citrus and resinous pine aroma and flavours that accompany a solid bitterness. El Segundo is a keg-only release but the good guys at Urbanaut canned a batch especially for us Jerks!
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BREWERY // Urbanaut
BEER // El Segundo
ORIGIN // Auckland
STYLE // West Coast IPA
ABV // 7.6%
HOPS // Simcoe, Citra and Centennial
MALT // Pale, Crystal
TEMPERATURE // Cool. 7-10C
FOOD MATCH // Broccoli & Blue Cheese Gratin. Bockwurst. Citrus Sorbet.
GLASS // IPA Glass