Saikai (Original Vermont Inspired IPA w/ Blood Orange)
Saikai / Original Vermont Inspired IPA w. Blood Orange
Godspeed Brewery | 355ml | 6.4%
Saikai Original Vermont Inspired IPA (with Blood Oranges) is inspired by a beer called Friendship & Reunion, which was first brewed in Greensboro, Vermont at a time when what some would classify as "modern American IPAs" were still in their infancy.
Heavily dry-hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial hops, Saikai features tantalizing notes of ripe mango, grapefruit, and mandarin orange with a balanced pithy bitterness in the finish. The calculated addition of blood oranges offers a spritely layer of complexity that conjures up something surprisingly akin to fresh raspberries.
Here's to being able to reunite once again some day soon!