Brewmaster’s Notes

After seeing people’s reaction to the limited-edition Rodeo Monk Belgian-style IPA, I brewed Welterweight Session IPA to offer the same big hop aromas and delicate fruitiness with a reduced overall bitterness. This feisty white session IPA delivers hoppy Belgian-style IPA qualities at a much more reasonable 4.8% abv, making Welterweight a beer that you can sit on a deck and drink all summer long – and that is exactly what I plan to do!

Made with malted barley and wheat and fermented with Belgian Witbier yeast this unfiltered ale has a uniquely smooth and creamy lightness. A delicate blend of American and European hops gives it an intense fruity/floral aroma and palate but without the aggressive bitterness you would expect from bigger IPAs. Our Welterweight IPA definitely punches above its weight!

Tasting Notes: Bright aromas of citrus, apricot and rose-floral with light malt and pear esters on the palate and a long, lingering fruit/floral tail and turning in a slightly herbal dry finish. Very pretty.
Appearance: Deep golden with a bright white head.
Aroma: Citrus, apricot and rose-floral.
Body: Light
Serving Suggestions: Salads with nuts and dried fruit and vinaigrette, white-fleshed fish and seafood, crabcakes, mussels, roast turkey, veal, carrot cake, mild cheddar, cow’s milk blue, chevre

Hops Variety: Fuggles, Hersbrucker, Mosaic, Eldorado, Hallertau Blanc
Malt Variety: Pale 2-row barley malt, wheat malt, flaked wheat
Yeast: Belgian witbier yeast

ABV: 4.8
IBU: 50
Glassware: Pilsner Flute
Style: Belgian-Style Session White IPA
Serving Temp: 4-6 deg C