Big Rock Brewery - Session IPA

Brewmaster's Notes

Style:

India Pale Ale

ABV:

5.5%

IBU:

32

Malt/Hops:

 

Key Ingredients:

  • Hops: Cascade and Fuggle, dry hopped
  • Malt: Pale and Caramel

Appearance:

Golden Ambera

Aroma:

Warm, citrusy bouquet with subtle floral notes

Mouthfeel:

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation

Character:

A classic, sessionable IPA, dry hopped to lend a distinctive citrusy Cascade hop flavour and aroma

Food Pairing:

Session IPA is a great brew to get the appetite going, but also has enough character to hold its own against the hot stuff. So bring on the salsa, jerk chicken and lamb Vindaloo. Steaks too.

Beer Story

The original IPAs were born in England where hops worked as natural preservatives for voyages to India. Today, the hops remain, but most importantly for the flavours they impart. Here’s a golden amber with a citrusy bouquet and a mild hop bite.

“Hoppy beer fans will always be looking for new, big flavours, but what I love about this recipe is the approachability. You get the beautiful flavours and the aromas of Yakima Valley Cascade and British Fuggle hops, while avoiding the sharpness of some hoppier brews.”
~Brewmaster Paul Gautreau

Availability:

Alberta
Manitoba
Ontario
Saskatchewan

Music Pairing

Artist: Jenn Grant
Artist: The Beatles
Artist: Neil Young

IPA-Orange Vinaigrette

Ingredients

- 3 ounces Big Rock IPA

- 1 tablespoon minced shallot

- 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

- 1 tablespoon honey

- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk the beer with the shallot, orange zest, honey and mustard. Gradually add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper and serve.

The vinaigrette can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Serve with: Chicory, radicchio, arugula, pecans, and/or orange segment.

Enjoy with Big Rock IPA.

Movie Pairing

Moonrise Kingdom

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More Info: Moonrise Kingdom