From Wild Ambition Brewing in Kelowna comes their “Dew Point Amarillo Farmhouse IPA”. The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, barnyard funk and wheat. The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit pith, barnyard funk, saison like spices, resin, wheat and a mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%. This is not your typical IPA at all so if that is what you are looking for move along but if you are looking for a well made funky brett IPA then you will really like this one!
Commercial Description: Amarillo Farmhouse IPA – Dew Point is our riff on the modern american IPA. We co-ferment this beer with our saison culture and one of our favourite strains of brettanomyces. This brett strain is known for its tropical fruit-forward flavours and is bursting with “new world” stone fruit, mango, and citrus hop flavours. We think Dew Point is a great example of using a very traditional method (mixed fermentation, bottle conditioning) to produce a distinctly modern beer through hop and yeast selection. The name refers to the temperature at which the air becomes saturated with water and dew can form as condensation on surfaces as it falls out of solution. Even in December, Kelowna’s mild winters mean that dew is still something that can occasionally greet us when we go outside. We think the Dew Point name perfectly evokes the haze and juiciness of this beer and conjures up images of nature and enjoying beer with friends. Dew Point has a hop charge far exceeding our other two launch beers – as you would expect from anything labelled IPA! We recommend you enjoy it fresh to take full advantage of those wonderful flavours and aromas. That being said, the brettanomyces in the beer should help preserve those hops longer than an IPA without brett. If you aren’t a hop head and want a less hop-forward experience, you can always choose to cellar this beer which would allow the brettanomyces a chance to really shine!