2X Oak'd IPA (8.2% ABV, 75ish IBUs) Imperial IPA brewed with maple syrup and aged on French oak chips by Southern Tier Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
One of the best DIPAs being brewed today brewed with maple syrup and aged on wood? Yes please. It's smooth, hoppy, bitter, woody and incredibly well-balanced. There's just a hint of sweetness in the finish and it's balanced brilliantly by a smooth, assertive bitterness that lingers just long enough to make you yearn for another sip. After drinking this I found myself wishing it was available year-round.
Brewery Notes - "We took an 8.2% ABV, 55 IBU Double IPA & introduced maple syrup locally sourced near our brewery in Western New York & moderately toasted French oak chips. Roasted malts bring a deep amber hue that’s matched by drums of maple syrup, which are added to help boost fermentation & provide a clean, earthy component with a slight residual sweetness.
Cascade, Centennial & Chinook hops coalesce to create a spicy, floral, citrus & piney aroma. Finally, the beer is aged on oak chips to round out its mouthfeel & provide amazing balance to each sip."