3 Citrus Peel Out Imperial Wheat Ale by Southern Tier Brewing
Brewery: Souther Tier Brewing Co
Beer Style: Imperial Wheat Ale
Well, this is a dangerously easy beer to drink. I can also see why they have these beer mixers listed on their website (I put their image below so that you could see it. Click on it to view the full sized image).
Southern Tier has been really pushing the limits lately, their IPA program has been really good this year with Tangier, 2xTangier, and 2xSMaSH. Then you throw in their new Cherry Gose and this beer — they’ve put out more good beer this year than most breweries make in their entire life.
This isn’t overly sweet. Don’t think sugar, but think something sweet and savory at the same time. 3 Citrus Peel Out is a dangerously easy to drink 8.5%. So, please watch yourself when you’re enjoying it!
An Imperial Wheat Ale brewed with blood orange juice, tangerine and grapefruit peels. 3 Citrus Peel Out is the newest in the company’s seasonal Imperial Series. It features an 8.5% ABV, a grain bill consisting of 35% wheat, CTZ & Mosaic hops and a walloping amount of citrus. Over four and a half pounds of tangerine & grapefruit peel per barrel accompany tropical flavors from Mosaic hops and an added boost of blood orange juice during fermentation. This refreshing brew sits around 30 IBU and its nice citrus pith complements the bitterness. Residual sweetness helps accentuate the fruity character and masks the 8.5% ABV well.
Southern Tier founder, Phin DeMink notes; “We encourage craft beer connoisseurs and folks new to craft to enjoy it straight up or served on the rocks with soda & wedge of fresh fruit. We’ve loved it with simple syrup & a shot of our favorite spirit. No matter how you serve it, 3 Citrus Peel Out is the summer refresher you’re looking for.”