Van Damme Hoppy
|Belgian Lactose IPA||7.00 %||1.070||60|
The first widely distributed beer in the 'Belgian IPA' style, Urthel's 'Hop-It', is a strong Belgian golden ale brewed with additional hops to give it the upfront aroma and bitterness of an India Pale Ale. In the years since the introduction of Hop-It, the style has expanded to include many unique beers. In the case of American craft brewers, the style most frequently indicates a standard IPA grain bill brewed with American aroma & flavor hops then fermented with a Belgian-derived yeast of varying character. Clandestine's 'Van Damme Hoppy' hews to the American method: brewed with the grain bill of a typical IPA and generously hopped with Amarillo & Columbus, then fermented with Belgian yeasts (Yes yeasts, 'A' is on now, 'B' to follow!). The result is an American IPA that adds the character of a Belgian ale with peppery spice, banana & floral esters, and a hoppy bitterness with aromas of Orange peel and dank Pine.