THE ISLANDER

STYLE: IPA W/ Pineapple

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ABV: 5.8

PROFILE

American beer style with a tropical twist! Juicy IPAs celebrate all of the bright melon, citrus, and tropical notes of American’s favorite modern hop varieties. Oats and copious late hop additions throw a haze into the beer, adding to the mouthfeel and background sweetness behind a subdued hop bitterness.


There are constant innovations, creations, and changes to the world of craft brewing. No traditional style of beer has seen more experimentation in recent years than the IPA family of beers. Northeast, New England, Juicy, and even Milkshake IPAs are all now a thing...


While “fruited IPAs” have had limited commercial availability in the past, shifting palates have given rise to a huge following of customers that love the interplay between the bitterness of American hop varieties and the flavor and sweetness of fruit additions.

TASTING NOTES


The Islander lives up to its name with its perfect pineapple - yellow color and a bit of haze. Moderate hop aroma breaks through an obvious and substantial addition of pineapple. The American hop varieties and bright notes of peach, mango, and lemon along with a slight grassiness. 


Despite a noticeable hop aroma, the hop bitterness is subdued. Pineapple, lemon candy, light honey, and vanilla are flavors are found throughout the drinking experience. Hop bitterness lingers for a bit, which is appropriate for the style.