White IPA With Yuzu, a Belgian IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Kiuchi Brewery

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White IPA with Yuzu is a Belgian IPA that’s collaboratively brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Kiuchi Brewery. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a bottle.

Appearance

Clarity is curiously high for the style as it pours a crystal-clear gold. The ale is capped by a thick head of dense, white foam that holds firm for quite some time. Sticky lace and a soapy ring of residue cling to the glass.

Aroma

Belgian yeast dominates the nose but its musty aroma is brightened with a citrus scent from yuzu fruit.

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Flavor

Wouldn’t have guessed this beer only has 20 IBUs as its taste is more bitter than expected. A quartet of hops drives the palate with an earthy and herbal bite. Yuzu picks up from there turning its flavor sweet and sour. Finishes with a lingering bite of lemon; subtly spiced with coriander. A touch of nutmeg flavors a yeasty, cracker wheat base.

Mouthfeel

Dry mouthfeel has a medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall

Using yuzu in a Belgian IPA is a nice twist on the style. Part of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across the World, this brew wasn’t my favorite of the pack, but it was satisfactory.

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