Every year, Darling Brew produces a seasonal beer or two. This year they bottled two remarkable beers you'll have to try before stocks run out. The Darling Brew White IPA is a festive beer dry hopped with Hull Melon hops and infused with Coriander and Orange peel. A white IPA is brewed by mixing the hop-character and brewing techniques of an IPA with the wheat base and spice additions of a Belgian wit beer.
At first taste there's a mixture of aromas that deliver strong wheat beer flavours but that's quickly replaced with a beautiful hoppy aftertaste. The orange peel leaves a hint of flavour making this another winning seasonal beer from Darling Brew. I've had this beer with a variety of foods, from good old lamb on the braai to roasted chicken and everytime the pairing was spot on.
It is also a great festive beer and if you are aiming for a craft-beer inspired Xmas, then this one should be on your shopping list. The bottle photographed was the last beer of the case I bought. Best I go out and get more, the holidays have not even started yet.
ABV [Alcohol By Volume]: 5.2%
IBU [International Bittering Unit]: N/A
Brewer: Darling Brewery
Beer Style: White IPA
Brewer website: www.darlingbrew.co.za