Here’s your cheat sheet for White Tips by Siren Craft Brew.
Siren Craft Brew, White Tips / White IPA / 4.5% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in main subscriber on 16 August 2018.
Serve this beer between 7°C and 10°C; stick it in the fridge for about an hour.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
This is a white IPA brewed with orange, lime and grapefruit zest. Expect a fairly full body with a bit of haze to it. There should be a smoothness to it and a pretty decent head of foam too. On the palate expect a touch of sharpness from the wheat, amped up into a full-on citrus zing by all those additions. The hops used are:
- Centennial: lemon, herbal, resinous
- Cascade: lychees, floral, grapefruit
- Motueka: lemon, lime, floral
- Simcoe: pine, grapefruit, passionfruit
You’ll want something that’s not too heavy, but has something to balance out all the hoppy fruity juice from the beer.
This beer is basically an amped-up witbier, so you’re not going to go far wrong with seafood. Mussels being a classic call, although the IPA side of the beer might pull the pairing out of balance this time. Perhaps crab prepared with a touch of spice would work instead.
Dim Sum could work well here, or other light Chinese dishes. And a Thai green curry of Pad Thai could also be good. Lighter Mexican food, again seafood in particular, would be good, with the citrus and herb vibe it can have going on.