Marin / Green Flash Wimpy’s IPA

Formerly brewed at Marin Brewing Company
Larkspur, California USA
3.3% Session IPA | 2 Ratings | Special Release |
On Monday, February 11, 2013, Chuck Silva from Green Flash Brewing in San Diego and Arne Johnson of Marin Brewing got together to brew a new, one-off collaborative beer at Marin Brewing Company. The brew is a very sessionable Rye IPA. A true session beer at 3.3% ABV, Wimpy’s IPA will appeal to hopheads that are not seeking a high alcohol brew. Wimpy’s was made with a blend of European base malts and about 17% malted rye. The hops utilized were two relatively new varieties, Columbia and El Dorado. A few pounds of whole leaf Columbia hops were added to the mash, and the El Dorados were used for all of the kettle and dry hop additions. Over two pounds of hops per barrel were utilized. A high mash temperature was employed to ensure a solid mouthfeel in the finished product. Wimpy’s IPA will be available only on draught at Marin Brewing Company’s Pub and the Green Flash Tasting Room, and select accounts in the Bay Area and Southern California. The scheduled release date is February 28, 2013. Only 13 barrels were produced, so make sure to seek it out before it is gone.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
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Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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