Our WPA is a very interesting and unique beer because we used a combination of ingredients that aren’t traditionally used together. The grain bill is comprised of Montana Pale malt, Vienna malt, and approximately 30% un-malted wheat. This combination of malts and un-malted wheat is what you would expect in a Belgian Wit or a Lambic style of beer, but not a Pale Ale. The hops are Chinook and El Dorado which are common in West Coast style Pale Ales and IPA’s, but not in Wits or Lambics.
WPA is a beautiful rich yellow color with a bright white head. The aroma is sweet and mild with a noticeable wheat character. The flavor is slightly sweet and grainy, which comes from the high percentage of un-malted wheat. The light sweetness is immediately met with an assertive hop bitterness with hints of piney and tropical hop flavors. The body is light, but the un-malted wheat and the hops create a medium mouthfeel that finishes semi-dry and refreshing.