Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday Taste 10/6/09

Today we are tasting three IPA's that have seemed to fall through the cracks -each of these beers is a fine example of the style yet are slow sellers so we've decided to find out why. Harmon's Point Defiance IPA rates an 89% at Ratebeer.com, Terminal Gravity a 92% and BirdgePort IPA checks in with a 90%. Stop on by from 4:30 - 7:30 today and help us solve the mystery.

Harmon Point Defiance IPA: Five types of malted barley, including a specially roasted Belgium barley. Centennial and Amarillo hops provide the big hoppy flavor. 12 pounds of Amarillo added after the fermentation for huge hop aroma.

Terminal Gravity IPA:
Pale copper in color, but big in body and flavor with a heady hop character. The IPA uses spring water and snow melt from high in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Terminal Gravity used over 50% Marris Otter pale ale malt imported from the British Isles for a traditional British flavor. It adds several other malts from the Northwest and Europe. TG IPA has over 2 pounds of hops per barrel, finishing with British Fuggles for that classic aroma.

BridgePort IPA:
Deep golden in color, BridgePort IPA has an assertive and fragrant hop character from the two full pounds of Cascade, Chinook, Goldings, Crystal and Ahtanum hops in every barrel.