5 Rings IPL

5 Rings IPL

Availability: Exclusive, One-Time Pilot Brew

Style: India Pale Lager (IPL)

This IPL was named in honor of the achievement accomplished by the Greatest Of All Time!

Do you like IPAs? Do you not like IPAs? Perfect! We have the beer for the IPA and non-IPA lovers of the world. An India Pale Lager, similar to an IPA, is a hop-forward lager that seeks to balance the bitterness and perfume of a vast array of hops with the subtle notes of a simple lager grain-bill. The main difference between IPLs and IPAs is that the yeast used is lager yeast, as opposed to ale yeast. The fermentation temperature is much lower (closer to 50F rather than 68F) and the yeast actually does its work from the bottom of the liquid rather than the top. What this requires is a longer period of primary fermentation, 7-10 days, and a longer maturation period (sometimes MONTHS). This allows the yeast to create a smoother and crisper flavor profile that has less of the fruity and flowery flavors produced by ale yeast. Putting it all together, you get a clean and fresh tasting lager-base that gives the massive amount of late-addition and dry hops the chance to shine through. Think smooth-bready flavors with intense notes of citrus peel and juice.

ABV: 6.5%   IBUs: 58

Packaging (subject to availability): Pints & tastings at the brewery

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