Upslope Brewing Company Thai Style White IPA
Oh, how to categorize this style? Is it a hoppy Wit? Is it a Belgian IPA? All I know for sure is that the style is growing pretty quickly. Big thanks to Upslope Brewing Company for sending us a few cans of this to sample and review!
The addition of Thai basil, lemongrass and ginger to the usual collection of Witbier ingredients gives Thai Style White IPA that Thai element. Those extra bits are very well integrated, all of them present but not standing out too much. The basil is a bit lost in the mix, but I can pick out the ginger bite and some zip from the lemongrass as well.
A solid choice for the summer: Refreshing enough for mid-day on the beach, and bold enough to go with just about any summertime meal after dark.