Monsoon season, that time of the year where each afternoon is marked by rainfall and the subsequent cooling down and slowing down that happens throughout town. It’s also the perfect season for grabbing an afternoon beer and catching up on a good book or a conversation with a friend while you wait for the rain to end. In celebration of the monsoons we’ve made the perfect unfiltered West Coast style IPA that will have you saying “See You Monsoon.”
See You Monsoon is an IPA made with experimental hops that has an IBU of 67 and an ABV of 6.7%. It is dark gold in color with the aroma of mango, unripened pineapple, and a pleasant hop spice. While it is unfiltered and more of a West Coast style IPA, it leans more towards the tropical fruit side of things rather than citrus heavy like other IPAs in this style can be. It’s perfect for IPA lovers, especially those who like their beers with a bit more bitterness and spice to them. It is easy to taste the mango and pineapple flavors in this beer and these flavors add a slight sweetness that helps to balance out the bitterness present in the beer, but this bitterness as well as the hop spice does linger in the finish.
This beer was brewed with 2-row, Bru, and Victory malt, as well as Hercules, Experimental 10416, and Palisade hops. We used 22 pounds of the Experimental hops to dry-hop this beer which helps enhance the flavors in this India Pale Ale. See You Monsoon will be available at our Flagstaff locations by August 13th, but it will only be around as long as the monsoon season.