The sixth and final beer in our initial lineup is Space Cowboy IPA, a West Coast style American IPA. So, what the heck does that mean?
IPAs (India Pale Ales) are the most popular craft beer in America, accounting for close to 50% of the sales of craft beer. IPAs feature bold hop flavors and are typically fairly bitter. There is some variation by region with Midwest IPAs being slightly sweeter and a little less bitter. West Coast IPAs feature a light malt character, dry finish, and firm bitterness; they are all about showcasing the hops.
True to its West Coast calling, Space Cowboy features a light malt character, finishing dry, and firmly bitter. Huge late hop additions of Galaxy and Equinox hops provide bright, clean, citrus, tropical fruit, passionfruit, and floral hop flavors and aroma. The malt gets out of the way and lets the hops play the starring role.
I’m a bit of a hop-head and this beauty is one of my favorites.
OG 1.059, IBU 70, ABV 6.7%
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