Notice how hot its been getting in California? Yeah, me too. This beer is perfect for this weather. Notes of orange honey blossom on the nose with a floral, juicy backbone for flavor will get you through the first half of June just nicely.
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Today we have "Flow Season" which is a American-Style India Pale Ale that could be compared to a Semi Light Scottish Ale. With an ABV of 5 this beer sits just under the average. This is a beer for those who are tired of light lagers and want something with a little bit of a kick. You will still find a nice crisp taste but a higher IBU profile makes for a great drink.
American-Style India Pale Ale
American-style India pale ales are perceived to have medium-high to intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content. The style is further characterized by floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney, resinous, or sulfur-like American-variety hop character. Note that one or more of these American-variety hop characters is the perceived end, but the hop characters may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. The use of water with high mineral content results in a crisp, dry beer. This pale gold to deep copper-colored ale has a full, flowery hop aroma and may have a strong hop flavor in addition to the perception of hop bitterness. India pale ales possess medium maltiness which contributes to a medium body. Fruity-ester flavors and aromas are moderate to very strong. Diacetyl can be absent or may be perceived at very low levels. Chill andor hop haze is allowable at cold temperatures. English and citrus-like American hops are considered enough of a distinction justifying separate American-style IPA and English-style IPA categories or subcategories. Hops of other origins may be used for bitterness or approximating traditional American or English character. See English-style India Pale Ale
What does ABV/IBU mean?
ABV stands for Alcohol By Volume and is listed as a percentage and lets you know how much of your beer is alcohol and how much is other stuff.
stands for International Bitterness Units measures the bitterness from hops in a beer on a scale of 0 to 100.
Beer Fact of the Day
Ancient Egyptian texts have been found that contain over 100 medicinal uses for beer.