Wheelhouse and Yellow Dog Brewing Collaboration First Mate White IPA

Wheelhouse Brewing First Mate White IPA


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4 out of 5


  • Brewery: Wheelhouse Brewing, Yellow Dog Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: White IPA
  • Pros:

    Fruity hop flavours and aromas that offers interesting layers of enjoyment

  • Cons:

    Complexity of fruit tones can overwhelm some palates

  • Conclusion:

    A fruity yet complex beer that presents many layers to enjoy

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Wheelhouse Brewing from Prince Rupert, BC worked with Yellow Dog Brewing out of Port Moody, BC to create their First Mate White IPA.  The beer pours from the bomber bottle a cloudy golden colour with two fingers of off white head, leaving heavy lacing on the glass.  The beer gives off aromas of cereal grains and citrus, followed by notes of mango, tangerine and lemon leading to a tropical fruit-dominant nose.  In the mouth, grainy malt tones are very light but present.  Some piney hop flavours mingle with spice and orange notes.  A hint of banana emerges followed by a resiny finish that ends fairly dry and sharp from the Belgian Wit yeast.

Alcohol – 6.7%
IBU – 57
Size – 650mL

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  1. Mike
    Mike 3 July, 2016, 13:27

    Was it brewed up there in Prince Rupert?

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