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Single Hop Single Malt IPA from Blacksmith Brewing Company

Single Hop Single Malt IPA from Blacksmith Brewing Company

By on Oct 17, 2012 in IPAs | 0 comments

I prefer to call it the Single Single IPA - catchier, huh?

I prefer to call it the Single Single IPA – catchier, huh?

We seem to always seek the complex. Complex relationships, complex problems, complex beers…the Single Hop Single Malt IPA from the Blacksmith Brewing Company in Stevensville, Montana is the polar opposite of our lust for complexity. Mike and and other brewery nerds came up with a delicious IPA that relies solely upon a single hop, Simcoe, and a surprising single malt, Maris Otter. Simcoe hops emerged out of the Yakima region in 2000, and it burst into the brewing scene with its grapefruit and resin flavors and high alpha acid, a quintessential Northwest hop. The Maris Otter malt gives a wonderful creaminess and stable stage for the hops to play upon.

Single Hop Single Malt IPA Particulars
7.2% ABV
50 IBU from only Simcoe hops
Maris Otter is the sole malt ingredient

Single Hop Single Malt IPA Notes
Appearance: Poured an incredible hazy orange from the tap with an uber-foamy head.
Aroma: Okay, now for the weird impression…it is like grapefruit cream soda…the only way I know to describe it.
Mouthfeel: Silken with nice residuals and some dryness.
Taste: An IPA with subtle bitterness and more citrus than resin, but the resin is still present for a nice bark to the flavor profile.
Overall: From my tastings at the Blacksmith Brewing Company as of late, this is hands down my favorite. It highly drinkable and pleasant with no harsh or confrontational notes. It is onlt available in the Blacksmith tasting room in Stevensville.

Blacksmith Brewing Company
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