If you had blindfolded me, allowed me to smell, taste, then asked me to name the brewery I would have rattled off a half dozen west coast brewery names and maybe even one from Florida. Head Brewer Hollie Stephenson of Highland Brewing Company is reaching back to her west coast brewing roots with this West Coast-style IPA. For those hop heads out there; Chinook, Citra and Centennial, 64 IBUs and 7.0% ABV.
This IPA is important though, not just due to it’s characteristics, which we’ll return to in a minute, but also because this marks the first of 12 new beers that Highland Brewing Company will debut in 2016 which includes 2 other year-round beers, 3 new seasonals, 2 new Warrior Series beers and 4 Kinsman Project beers (specific beers noted in the press release below).If this IPA is any indication of things to come, we’re in for a great ride with Highland in 2016.
As I cracked the bottle I immediately got wafts of grapefruit, orange peel and flat out hoppy goodness. When I poured the bee
Source: Knox Beer Snobs
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