Ecliptic Brewing // Filament Winter IPA // Portland, OR // 7.2% ABV 70 IBU
It snowed in Seattle! And what a better way to celebrate Winter and the holiday season in the PNW than a Winter IPA. The description from the brewery themselves: "As the winter sun hangs low in our sky, some 93 million miles away, solar filaments, giants arcs of cool, dense plasma explode from the surface. Filament Winter IPA celebrates this cosmic wonder."
Color: A deep golden and amber hue.
Smell: Like fresh rain on grass and roasted malt in the Winter air.
Taste: A thick mouthfeel for an IPA with a heavier body. The hops are abundant but take on the role of mellowing out the malt backbone. Honey sweetness, bold spicy hops, and a pine resin finish complete everything you want in a Winter IPA.
Overall: Warm up by the fire with a heavier ale that doesn't drown you in malt sweetness or roasted flavors. How to get through the Winter 101 in the Pacific Northwest.