New England IPA
Origin: St. Louis, MO
Style: New England IPA
After more than a decade of craft brewing, 4 Hands Brewing Co. is moving into the comfort zone of a craft operation that has popularity and bedrock offerings on tap. Started in 2011, 4 Hands keeps the taps flowing alongside the Mississippi river, in the heart of St. Louis. From a conservative 30 barrel system, 4 Hands knocks out seven year-round beers and nearly a half-dozen others in each season. In 2016, the brewery began their “City Wide” program - when creating their first IPA, they dedicated a dollar from every case sold to a non-profit program in St. Louis. In the last four years, they’ve raised more than $200,000 for social programs and non-profit organizations around their city. 4 Hands chooses to be more than just a brewery, but an active force for good in the community. The Scale of Complexity is a New England IPA with light citrus aroma and a touch of leafy hops. A mild version of the NEIPA, some of which can get crazy. Serves well at 8°C and should be enjoyed right away.
Pours a light gold colour with a hazy body and super-low carbonation. A thin layer of tiny bubbles rests on top of the beer.
Extremely mild in its aroma - you’ll catch a whiff of citrus zest and grapefruit flesh, and a malty aroma that has a flour character to it.
A mild NEIPA for sure, the name may even be ironic given the taste of this beer. It’s pleasant and easy to drink, but you shouldn’t expect too much in the way of dynamic flavours. The citrus is slightly sweet and hints at the grapefruit, and the hops give a touch of floral character, but the taste is quite mild all in all. The flavour fades fairly quickly, leaving little behind.
Custom made for grilling a T-bone and putting it into your lips.
New England IPA
Grande Prairie, AB
Retail: $6.49 Club: $4.79