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Swim Float Ballet

Empirical

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Swim Float Ballet
FLAVOR NOTES

Full Bodied, Citrus, Tangerine, Grapefruit

BEER STYLE

American IPA

ABV

6.5%

IBUS

45

QUANTITY

Availability: In Stock

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  • Club Price $14.99
  • Price $19.99

DESCRIPTION

Full-bodied and a hazy golden color, with notes of tangerine, grapefruit tones, and tropical flavors

This golden brew is hazy with notes of tangerine, grapefruit tones, and tropical fruit flavors. Prodigious use of oats in the mash bill make this oated IPA full-bodied, and rich with a creamy texture. Bright frothy head, this brew is built to kick off springtime.

The juxtaposition of the elegance of a Ballerina with the pure joy and comical nature of a kid in swim floats is silly. On the other hand, imagine trying to take ballet seriously with all the ballerinas in swim floats. Either way, it’s worth a chuckle. 

This IPA is luscious and full-bodied, but still, jam-packed with delicious citrus and fruit tones. As such, we need to line it up with some bold fare.  Your cheese course should start with Teleme. This soft white cheese has a tangy and slight lemon character which will pick up some delicious consonance with the citrus tones of the beer.  For your mains, let's prepare an aggressively citrus-marinated chicken thigh, served with roasted asparagus. To try something a little different for dessert, how about candied grapefruit peel dipped in chocolate. 

 

 

 

 

STYLE NOTES

AMERICAN IPA

The most popular American craft beer style. They range in ease of drinking (session) from easy to quite huge knock-you-out-of-your-chair flavor and alcohol. Hop flavor is medium to very high and should reflect an American or New World hop character, such as citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry, melon, etc. Medium-high to very high hop bitterness. Malt flavor should be low to medium-low and is generally clean and grainy-malty although some light caramel or toasty flavors are acceptable. Low yeast-derived fruitiness is acceptable but not required. Dry to medium-dry finish; residual sweetness should be low to none. The bitterness and hop flavor may linger into the aftertaste but should not be harsh. A very light, clean alcohol flavor may be noted in stronger versions. Maybe slightly sulfury, but most examples do not exhibit this character.

  • ABV: Medium to high alcohol
  • Color: Golden to copper/brown
  • Glassware: Spiegelau IPA glass or similar
  • Temperature: 50-55 oF
  • Food Pairing: Thai food, burgers, oily fish like salmon or mackerel, citrus desserts