Made by Strangeways Brewing
Virginia Craft beer for the intrepid palate.
Phantasmic East Coast IPA is anything but a typical American IPA. The malt character, including Pilsner malts, wheat malt and honey malt, rises to meet with the estery notes of Belgian abbey yeast to balance and support the hops. A blend of Motueka, Wakatu, Pacifica, Topaz and Pacific Gem hops from Australia and New Zealand, emerges from the malt foundation and blossoms into a sublime burst of flavors like citrus fruits, succulent melons and flowery herbs. More of the same in the nose, but the aroma wafts together into a bouquet of tropical flowers. Though aggressively hopped, this IPA is not overly bitter and promotes a dangerously session-like aspect that belies it’s 7% ABV.