2015 Fresh Hop Harvest IPA
Off The Rail Brewing Company

2015 Fresh Hop Harvest IPA

British Columbia, Canada
5.8% ABV • IBU 38

Off The Rail Brewing has released a seasonal IPA brewed using fresh Chinook and Cascade Hops. From the bomber bottle the beer pours as an amber colour with a finger and a half of dense and heavily lacing head. An aroma of balanced malt tones is joined with a will-hopped bitterness and a light and refreshing fresh hop tone. The nose is rather balanced and light for a fresh hop IPA but forecasts a session-style beer. The flavour has big citrus tones that are layered on top a malty, and lightly toasted base. The fresh hop tones are not as powerful as some other fresh hop beers but balance well with the bitter hop flavour and malt tones. The taste is bigger than the aroma would suggest but is not an over-the-top BC-style IPA. It is a great combination of flavours to showcase a true BC craft IPA, not just a fresh hop.