Aces High IPA

India Pale Ale with Sorachi Ace Hops The latest from your friendly neighborhood brewers, Aces High makes use of an unusual hop, Sorachi Ace. Originally grown in the Sorachi prefecture in Japan for the Sapporo Brewery, they are known for their unique aroma and flavor which features notes of lemony citrus and hints of dill. We first used Sorachi Ace in a collaborative brew in San Diego, with our friends from Stone Brewing Co. and Brewdog, when in 2009 we brewed an imperial black pilsner called Juxtaposition. This time we loaded them into a blonde ale with a base of pale malt, with Vienna, Honey Malt, and flaked barley, and fermented with our house ale yeast for complimentary clean fruitiness of palate. [wpex more="Read more" less="Read less"] Its aroma is of complex citrus, herbs, and grass, with a clean maltiness. On the palate the hops play with hints of lemon peel, lemongrass, and coconut, with a clean medium-full malt body, nicely dry finish, and appropriate bitterness. The name? Well, we were planning on calling it The Ace of Spades, but Lemmy and Motorhead have already been covered by many a craft brewery. Instead, the nod went to Eddie and the boys from Iron Maiden, with their classic song of wartime drama and flying aces. Cheers! Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them, Heading straight for them I press down my guns. Live to fly, fly to live. Do or die, Aces high! Teardrop $6 Pitcher $22 Tower $37[/wpex]

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