One of the first beers made at the Ottawa brewpub. Adam Rader (the head brewer there) and I made this for ourselves. We were very tired and stressed from building this brewery and needed a specialty beer so we made exactly what we felt like drinking! As it turns out, quite a few others did as well!
First brewed at our Ottawa Brewpub and named after the stunning Pacific coast scenery of its homeland, this traditional American-style IPA uses a blend of 5 malts from 3 countries along with a shocking amount of Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest. Fermented with California ale yeast to 7.2% ABV it is one of the most complex styles of beer on the planet.
Tasting Notes: Strong citrus-y “grapefruit” and sweet malt aroma with caramel malt palate and fresh Cascade hop finish. Very complex and well balanced for American IPA.
Appearance: Medium amber with pale fawn head
Aroma: Grapefruit citrus hop and candy floss sweet undertone.
Serving Suggestions: Curry, spicy chicken/pork dishes, hard cow’s milk cheese like Montasio, shaved parmesan grana padano, aged cheddar and gouda
Hops Variety: US Cascade
Malt Variety: Pale, Munich, Biscuit, Caramel, Chocolate
Yeast: American Ale
Glassware: Shaker Pint Glass
Style: North-American India Pale Ale
Serving Temp: 4-8 deg C