Mar 31, 2016

Green Flash Handshake IPA

Back in November of 2014 Green Flash Brewing acquired Alpine Beer Company in order to “share resources, knowledge and experience.” Well, it only took them a year to figure out how best to take advantage of their collective experiences. And what better way to do so than brew an IPA, the style in which both companies excel. Handshake IPA is that beer.

Weighing in at 7% ABV and 75 IBU, Handshake IPA is packed with plenty of citrus fruitiness and a surprisingly easy-drinking nature. The combination of Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado hop varieties are the driving force behind this tasty IPA. Orange, leafy hops and a well rounded malt background all come together smoothly.

Handshake IPA is a clean, fruity IPA with just the right amount of earthiness. It’s not an over-powering brew in any way. It’s just plain good.