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This brew tantilizes the tounge with the use of a mixed strain of trappist yeast. Our CQ Belgo IPA was concieved as a dry west coast IPA, and through fermentation, the trappist yeast left behind its unique mark—a peppery, coriander, and saison-like finish that emerges on the tounge after the dank, pine and subtle grapefruit aromas subside. True to west coast style, the malt bill is light on the colored malt, and the yeast does a fantastic job lowering the final gravity for a super dry finish.
The initial flavor is moderately spicy and estery associated with Belgian yeast strains. Clove-like and peppery flavors are common. Banana, pear and apple flavors are also typical. Hop flavors are moderate to high in intensity and may reflect tropical, stone fruit, melon, citrusy, or piney American/New World varieties or floral and spicy Saazer-type hop flavors. Malt flavor is light and grainy-sweet, sometimes with low toasted or caramel malt flavor but not required. Bitterness is high and may be accentuated by spicy yeast-derived flavors. The finish is dry to medium-dry although some examples have a slight sweetness mixed with the lingering bitterness.