Granville Island Brewery has come out with a new beer called the Random Tandem White IPA. This beer is presented by the Bitter Allies as a Belgian Wit and Northwest IPA styled brew. The Random Tandem pours a clouded yellow colour with three full fingers of loosely packed, lacing head. The smell coming off this beer is more of a Belgian Double/Witbier than an IPA with strong notes of coriander and Belgian yeast there is a slight, citrus hop that comes in on the nose as well. The flavour too is more of wheat that IPA. The initial hit is fairly light but builds into a wheat, yeast and spiced centre. As the flavour progresses hop flavours start to emerge in a pine and citrus manner. The finish is rather dry with the hop bitterness lingering beyond. The Random Tandem IPA starts off as a Belgian Witbier and finishes as a White IPA. This is not a typical IPA by any means but if you enjoy both of these delicious styles then you are in for a treat!
Alcohol – 6.5%
Size – 650ml Bottles
Price – $6.60 (Private Liquor Store)
Limited Release (August 2014 release)