This being the day that the Northeast descends on New York City's Upper East Side for the annual Salute to Israel Parade, it seemed fitting to review a beer with blue and white in the title. As such, this week's Sunday Night Suds looks at the newest Blue Moon offering - the White IPA.
Introduced in this summer's Brewmaster Sampler box, the Blue Moon White IPA is a first for this craft beer division of Miller/Coors as it is their first mass market attempt at brewing an IPA.
I tried this beer tonight after a long day running around Manhattan in the humidity and occasional rain shower. The beer is sweet and similar in style to many other Blue Moon products. It pours a maize color and is rather deep - appearing to be unfiltered. The beer has some coriander and fruit and is similar to the newly introduced First Peach Ale (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2015/02/sunday-night-suds-blue-moon-first-peach.html) but does not go over the top with its fruit flavor.
However, while I found this beer to be eminently drinkable, it is not an IPA. The beer has no hop bite or bitterness and I could not find any pine or suggestion of citrus.
Blue Moon White IPA is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, as is every other current variety of beer produced by Blue Moon. For the experts take on the Blue Moon White IPA, please click here beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/306/161265.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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