Red Collar Brewing Co. – White IPA

Red Collar Brewing - White IPA Review


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  • Brewery: Red Collar Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: White India Pale Ale
  • Pros:

    A big Belgian yeast character in a spicy and fruity White IPA

  • Cons:

    There is a ton going on and can be a bit distracting

  • Conclusion:

    A complex and flavourful Belgian twist on the IPA style

Red Collar Brewing - White IPA Review Red Collar Brewing Co. – White IPA Review

In the limited release line of Red Collar beers comes a Belgian Style White IPA. This beer is 6.5% alcohol and has a modest 52 IBUs. From the simply labelled bottle this beer has a colour that is of straw and is quite cloudy. A thick finger of lacing head sits on top the beer and settles very slowly. Smelling the beer it is wheaty with notes of coriander and orange peel along side a citrus-hop tone. The beer is more wheat and Belgian than it is IPA from the aroma alone. Tasting the beer it is quite spicy and intense. The Belgian yeast gives an earthy and citrus spice note that is big with grapefruit notes and a tropical hop kick. There is also a light pine tone that builds in the background and leaves a bitterness lingering at the back of the mouth. This is not a typical IPA or Belgian Ale. Bringing the styles together it rises above and becomes something completely different that is actually quite difficult to place your finger on. You’ll just have to try it for yourself and let us know what you think.

Alcohol – 6.5%
IBU – 52
Size – 650ml bottle

Red Collar Brewing - White IPA Review Red Collar Brewing - White IPA Review

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