In the spirit of the horseman, I wanted to infuse this beer with an element of conflict. To get there, I pitted 3 yeast strains against one another in primary fermentation, 2 Belgian ale strains and a farmhouse strain. The result? It’s pretty safe to say that the farmhouse strain dominates the flavor profile.
Style: Farmhouse Ale
Availability: 22oz bombers. Boston Area distro
Arrival: Mid December, 2012
The first release in a new series surrounding the Apocalpyse from Backlash is Conquest, a white IPA. Founder Helder on the beer’s flavor –
So, having smelled the beer, you would probably expect a giant hop smack in your cake-hole. However, this beer doesn’t quite do that. It’s very smooth, with a small amount of underlying bitterness. Granted, the tag “White IPA” may insinuate (to some people) a hoppier/more bitter profile. The taste is of wheat malt and orange sweetness, but finishes relatively dry with a tinge of piney bitterness. Is there such a thing as White Pale Ale?
Availability: 22oz bombers
Arrival: Late September, 2012