- Type: IPA
- Brand: Steamworks Brewing Co.
- Release Date: October 16, 2016
Incredibly juicy flavours and aromas make for an uncharacteristic IPA
Malt character and bitterness are lost among all those tropical fruit tones
Very tropical and juicy, though lacking in other IPA characteristics, this is definitely a good beer and worth trying for yourself
Steamworks’ new Flagship IPA has come out of the corner swinging, picking up Gold for North American IPA as well as Best in Show from the 2016 BC Beer Awards. The beer pours from the 355mL bottle a cloudy orange colour with two fingers of off-white head that lingers leaving some lacing on the glass. Flagship gives off very juicy aromas of pineapple, mango, and orange, along with notes of guava and mild caramel tones. The flavour is intensely of tropical fruit, along with lychee, passion fruit, mango, and orange, yet the malt flavours are rather subdued. The body is light and rather creamy, with bitterness present but overpowered by juicy hop tones, and fading fairly quickly. An accessible IPA due to the juicy and fruity aromas and flavours Flagship is definitely a must try.
Alcohol – 6.7%
IBU – 65
Hops – Mosaic, Galaxy, Citra
Malts – Premium 2-Row Caramalt, Carapils, Oat Malt
Size – 355mL