January 30, 2014

The Brü Revü – Hops and Grain Greenhouse IPA, January

The Greenhouse IPA is Hops and Grain’s take on an IPA and in the true nature of their Greenhouse beers, they will be experimenting with each monthly batch.  The basic IPA recipe will remain the same but H&G will be showcasing the different hop varieties by dry-hopping post-fermentation with a different hop to create dramatically different flavors and aromas.  I know Hops & Grain have been experimenting with different IPAs in their Greenhouse since they began as a brewery and this is a great way to show their loyal supporters the fruits of their labor.  I am all for a different IPA each month especially at the skilled hands of Hops & Grain.  The first (January) release is highlighting Mosaic hops with a small amount of Meridian and Nugget hops to add some juiciness.  The Greenhouse IPA poured a deep golden amber with a large fluffy white head.  The nose was citrus and dank hops that had my mouth watering.  The taste was a grapefruit citrus and deep dank earthy hops that deftly dominated my taste buds.  There was enough of a sweetness to the malt profile to balance the hops and made this brew a dangerously drinkable IPA.  The Mosaic hops were a great kick-off to the series and the grapefruit and dank flavors really shine.  I will be looking forward to the next months iteration and hope I can get my hands on this again as with only 300 case a batch these will go quickly.  

Hops and Grain Greenhouse IPA

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