Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Badger Hill White IPA Review

Name: Badger Hill White IPA
Style: White IPA
ABV: 5.6%

It's been a long while since I've had a White IPA so what better time to break that spell than with a beer from Badger Hill Brewing? Originally part of the brewery's Wanderlust Series, their White IPA is now a regular offering from the brewery. Looking back on my older posts, I had also talked about this briefly in my Chocolate Cherry Dunkel review from last year.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with no visible no carbonation. The head is quite foamy and the lacing is pretty good.

The aroma possesses some malted wheat notes, orange peel sweetness, a bit of coriander with some citrus hops in the back.

Flavor-wise, it's got everything that was present in the nose. You've got some malted wheat notes upfront followed by some orange peels & coriander before settling for a sweet citrus hop aftertaste. The only difference here is that there are some light floral hops present that make an appearance in the middle of the flavor and some light toffee sweetness that lingers throughout.

Before having this, my favorite White IPA was from New Belgium but I think this beer may be new favorite in terms of the style. The flavor is nice and robust without being too overwhelming and it's got all the workings of a great White IPA and then some. Should you ever find yourself in Minnesota, this is definitely worth checking out!

Badger Hill White IPA - 9/10

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