Fortified with sixty pounds of local wildflower honey from our neighbors at S&S Apiaries in Dover, this Brewpub Exclusive is a super-hopped IPA fermented with French Saison yeast. The name is a nod to the enthusiastic and passionate spirit of the team of our wholesale/distributor partners who helped brew this beer (from DE, DC, GA, NJ, CT, MA, NC & more!) and also to the Ardennes region of Belgium with their creative brewing philosophy.
There are over 1.5 pounds of American hops in each barrel including Simcoe, Chinook, Nugget, and Centennial, with half added as dry hops at the end of fermentation. The enormous hop additionscontribute piney, grapefruity, and resinous aromas and flavors that compliment the spicy tropical fruit notes from the yeast. Crystal and Munich malts build a backbone that stands up to the intense hoppiness and give the brew a golden brown hue. This IPA/Saison hybrid will taste great with a woodgrilled burger topped with blue cheese and onions
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at The Decatur Beer Festival on 10/15/11. deep golden pour with an average white head. medium body with big citrus hop notes throughout with caramel malt notes. sticky, sweet and hoppy. deep citrus bitter finish.
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