Summit Unchained No. 22: Zingiber Cream Ale, 5.3% all. by vol. Brewed by Christian Dixon, a 50/50 ale/lager hybrid, brewed identically with separate yeast strains, then blended after fermentation. Ginger added later. Huh. Now, that's different. Let's drink it.
Clear, golden hued, big, white, lace-leaving head atop.
Big ginger nose, obscures all else around it. Floral hop notes peek out around the spice.
In the mouth: light, crisp, creamy. Nicely hopped, light bodied, with a lingering spicy edge. Some fruity notes creep in, too, all adding to the refreshing complexity. It's a quenching, just right for summertime. I can see this as a picnic hit, or a perfect companion on the boat, a nice alternative to typical cabin choices. Perhaps why this one went with the can option?
I'm just going to call this one on the side of delicious.
Some technical mumbo-jumbo:
Malts: 2-Row, German Pils, C-15, German Cologne, Torrefied Wheat
▪ Hops: Sterling, Mt. Hood
▪ Kettle Additions: Fresh Organic Hawaiian Ginger
▪ ABV: 5.3%
▪ IBU: 35
▪ Color: Harvest Gold
▪ Yeast: Munich Lager II, American Ale II
▪ Pairing Suggestions: Korean barbecue, sushi, and chocolate fondue