Founded in 2011, Badger Hill Brewing Company is a craft brewery in Minnetonka, MN. It was started by two brothers with a hankering for travel and craft beer. Badger Hill is a rough translation of the two brothers’ names in Old English and speaks to the influence of their European heritage. Their portfolio currently boasts five core products and several limited releases. Once a limited release, Badger Hill’s White IPA is now a yearly offering.
The beer pours a hazy pale yellow color. The two finger creamy, soapy head is bright white in color and shows great retention. While the head dissipates extremely slowly, once it has, a beautiful and generous lacing is left both atop the beer and on the sides of the glass.
Typical White Ale aromas of bright coriander spice and orange zest lead the bouquet. White floral hop notes follow and citrus hop notes chime in to represent the IPA side of the beer. Wheat beer aromas of ripe bananas are also notable.
On the palate there are elements of both a typical White Ale and a typical IPA. The White Ale notes hit right off the bat with bright coriander spice and sweet orange flavors flooding the palate. On the IPA side, white floral and citrus hop notes, dominated by flavors of grapefruit pith, provide a slight bittering and add complexity. The finish is crisp with a touch of lingering hops.
Badger Hill White IPA truly is a marriage between an IPA and a White Ale. It is crisp, clean and refreshing session beer. Trying pairing this one with sharp cheddar, a classic cheeseburger or orange glazed sponge cake.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.0 Out of 5 Pints
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