India Pale Ale

An aromatic brawler has stepped up in Minneapolis; Dangerous Man cordially presents it’s India Pale Ale. This IPA has four different bittering, aroma, and flavoring hops, and further dry hopped with four different hop varieties to end up with an International Bittering Unit (IBU) of 70.

Stopped him in his tracks.

Stopped him in his tracks.

The aroma of this IPA spills over the glasses rim and fogs itself around the table, and it eventually will enter into this local ecosystem and end up as this year’s snowfall. Large and aromatic frozen flakes will pile up around us happy Minnesotan’s as we snowshoe our way on over to Dangerous Man. Hop additions include Colombus, the Zythos blend, the newcomer Bravo, and the New Zealand heavyweight Pacific Jade. These combine to provide earthy, spicy, citrusy, floral, and stone fruit flavors and aroma with a crisp, and definitive bittering backbone.

Dry hopping with a combination of Zythos, Bravo, Chinook, and Colombus brings out marmalade, orange and grapefruit peel, and a hint of gooseberry, along with Chinook’s big pine backbone. Dry hopping imparts strong floral aromas usually lost in the boil, by resting hops in nearly fermented or completely fermented beer for a short period of time, generally less than a week. Dry hopping can be done several times over to help define a beer’s aroma and the tasters appreciation. Much of our taste is derived through smell, and the distinctly hopped American styling helps to impart strong flavors through smell and taste combination. Hop oils found in dry hopping give a slight definition to a beer’s body helping to round out the tasters perception of the beer.

Seriously, jump to it. Hop, dance, skip, what have you, we just hope you find your way to Dangerous Man.

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