Friday, March 16, 2012
Widmer Experimental IPAs On Tap at Gasthaus!
Ooooh. New riffs and experimental IPAs from Widmer!
From Widmer's Brady Walen - "Using the same base recipe as last year’s popular X-114 Rotator IPA, our brewing team recently brewed four experimental IPAs to showcase the unique qualities of four different experimental hop varieties. All four of these X-IPAs went on draught at the Gasthaus (Thursday, March 15). They are available as a flight of four or as single pints, and we’re asking guests to vote for their favorites. Here’s the lineup:
A more approachable and mellow IPA, hop 430 has floral, tea like aromas. Flavors of tropical fruit compliment the soft citrus and floral aromas, and are balanced by subtle malt sweetness. Enjoy the mellow side of IPA. 6.1% ABV, 40 IBU
Hop 431 has a pungent piney, resinous aroma. Notes of grapefruit and lemon-like citrus are apparent, and dominate the flavor and aroma of this beer – but the subtle malt sweetness helps balance the hop profile of X-431. 5.9% ABV, 35 IBU
X-443 IPA is a classic example of the IPA style. Hop 443 has a nice floral and citrus aroma. Notes of sweet citrus-like mandarin orange and tangerines work wonderfully with a perfect malt balance to deliver a smooth and flavorful finish. 6.1% ABV, 43 IBU
X-467 adds spicy lemon and tart citrus qualities to this IPA. Once added to beer it sweetens up and produces tropical, pineapple-like flavors and aromas that combine with just enough malt to balance out an assertive finish. 6.1% ABV, 47 IBU