During the scorching hot days of summer, you want a refreshing beer to give you that cool feeling of relaxing in the shade. While we were recording episode 103, we enjoyed this delightful maiden at Tap Union Freehouse.
In salute to the playful side of summer, we had fun with this beer! Maiden the Shade has a big, robust hop character from the liberal use of seven different hop varieties. It’s completed with a light-colored malt backbone to stay in balance. This beer has been dubbed a summer IPA. Big powerful combinations of many different kinds of hops give a big hop profile. We added flaked barley to the beer to make for the smooth body and lighter summer-style IPA. Another Ninkasi cult favorite!
ABV: 6.8% | IBU: 72