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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Champagne Powder Belgian Brut IPA

Category: Belgian Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Champagne Powder Belgian Brut IPA

Category: Belgian Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.2%
Yellow color. Curious aromas and flavors of lit vanilla-coconut candle, grilled artichoke, and plastic wrapped crayons with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, somewhat odd, breezy finish imparting notes of roasted grapefruit and orange, stone ground mustard on rye toast, raw sage, and cornmeal finish. Belgian yeast with intense hops to create an IPA for adventurous drinkers.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Hoppy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: lit vanilla-coconut candle, grilled artichoke, and plastic wrapped crayons
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted grapefruit and orange, stone ground mustard on rye toast, raw sage, and cornmeal
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Pork Chops, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Belgian yeast with intense hops to create an IPA for adventurous drinkers.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

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Belgian Style IPA

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Serve in a Thistle
Belgian style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. A marriage of pale malt, American hops and Belgian yeast, Belgian-style IPAs are one of the more recent styles quickly gaining recognition. While commonly deemed too bitter for Belgian audiences, these beers are quickly gaining popularity in the US. While the style is still in development, it is typically high in alcohol, and can be thought of as a hybrid of an American IPA and Belgian-style Tripel. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA and Flossmoor Station Hop Central.

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Belgian Style IPA