Rainbow Sherbet Smoothie IPA
IPA brewed with fruit and vanilla
Last winter we released the first iteration in our Smoothie IPA series, Rainbow Sherbet. For end of summer we’re bringing it back and this time in cans!
Rainbow Sherbet Smoothie IPA remains one of our most ambitious projects. Conceptualized during GABF in 2018 the aim was to recreate the flavors of the iconicly delicious rainbow sherbet in beer form. To achieve this goals we started with a base pillowy malted oats for that superb chewiness. The beer the received a heavy hand of El Dorado hop oil and Mosaic in the whirlpool. The beer was then fermented with our favorite hazy yeast strain
Once done fermenting Rainbow Sherbet was triple dry-hopped with a combination of Citra, Mosaic, Denali and the Almighty Galaxy to impart huge notes of pineapple, mango and lychee with bright hints of stank-a-dank weed.
We then took a combination of pineapple, tangerine, raspberry puree as the base and added a touch of blackberry and blood orange puree for an added layer of depth as well as Madagascar vanilla beans to add layers of creaminess to really make the beer feel like a smoothie.
Our talented graphic designer Tony Figoli designed a fantastic label to compliment this wholly unique beer. Upon first pour the deep pink color is eye-catching. The nose rushes out of tropical fruit and jammy preserves and citrus. The taste is so insanely fruit, with just enough bitterness and sticky hop resin to remind you that this is an IPA, but so creamy and juicy that if you closed your eyes you would almost forget that it actually is beer.
A wholly unique drinking experience in each can and glass. This is surely one that you will remember for many beers to come.