Bitter Monk (Citra Dry Hopped)
Anchorage Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
Bitter Monk — the world’s #1 ranked Belgian IPA on BeerAdvocate — is finally back! Last time we managed to score a few cases, it disappeared so fast most of you didn’t even get a chance at it.
Created by Anchorage Brewing, every time it finds its way into the Lower 48, trade forums across the country explode with requests from hopeful craft fiends.
And you’ve got a chance to grab a bottle of this best-in-the-world brew. But to appreciate it, you have to know how much time and effort goes into crafting every sip.
I give you, the tale of Citra Bitter Monk:
- The Process: This beer is triple fermented! First in French Oak Foudres with a Belgian Golden Ale yeast to create layers of stone fruit flavor. Second, in French Oak Chardonnay Barrels with Brett for oaky tartness. And finally, in the bottle for natural carbonation, complex funkiness, and a 9% ABV finish.
- What it Tastes Like: A tart, nectarine splash of Oak-Aged IPA. Just the right amount of wild funk and fruit notes from Apollo, Simcoe, and Citra Hops encapsulate the ever-changing Belgian IPA style.
- Acclaim: One of Food and Wine’s Best IPAs in America, one of Draft Mag’s Top 25 Beers of the Year, HopCulture says, “the Bitter Monk is a must.”
- All the Mouthfeels: Effervescent, light-bodied, and with a juicy finish, this is one refreshing hybrid.
If you’re looking to impress your buds at the next bottle share, show up with a bottle of Bitter Monk. First, tell them it’s the world’s #1 of the style, then start dropping knowledge about the complexities of the process.
Rated 4.32 on BeerAdvocate; 4.05 on Untappd
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