El Segundo White Dog Wheat IPA
From El Segundo Brewing – Named for Rob’s dog, the White alludes to our use of 50% wheat instead of barley in this beer. Aside from that though, this beer has very little in common with what most people consider a “wheat” beer. The wheat in the malt bill gives the beer a lighter texture and mouthfeel, and helps to accentuate the bright citrus characters of the fruity West Coast and New Zealand hops we use. The result is an IPA that Hop Heads will love, but that is immediately approachable for most people.
El Segundo Brewing – El Segundo White Dog Wheat IPA – On Tap at 38 Degrees Alhambra, CA 6.9% abv.
Appearance: Pours an amber orange with a film of white swirls.
Aroma: Danky hop, pine peach mango.
Taste: Citrus like hops. Dry malt. Spicy. Almost sculpin like.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, somewhat juicy. Rough carbonation.
Overall: To put this in perspective, I’m hard on the LA craft scene and dead set against the White IPA fad going on right now. With all that said, this beer is amazing. Not wheaty at all, and exactly what I’m looking for in a west coast IPA. This is a promising sign from a 1 year old brewery.