A White IPA has combined the best of an IPA and the best of a Belgian Witbier into a new beer style that has become known as White IPA.
This beer style originates from Ameria and one of the first examples was brewed by Brouwerij Deschutes and Boulevard Brewing.
An IPA has a nice bitterness and hop aroma and we should also be able to find this in a White IPA. A Belgian Witbier is brewed with barley malt and wheat malt and the herbs coriander and orange peel have also been added. All these characteristics should be reflected in a White IPA.
Brewing a White IPA is mainly about finding the right balance between the aromatic hops and the herbs that are added. You need to add the right hops that can enhance the fruitiness of the herbs.
We brew our Flip Flopped White Socked Strongly Hopped White IPA with barley malt and wheat malt. The wheat gives a full body and a round mouthfeel to the beer. We hop this beer with fresh citrusy hops: Centennial, Cascade, Citra and Equinox. These hops combine very nicely with the herbs we add: coriander, orange peel and juniper berries.
A White IPA is a good thirst quencher in the summer months on the terrace. This beer also combines very well with various salads, spicy curry dishes from Thailand or India, for example.