Backcountry IPL

India Pale Lager


India Pale Lager is a new style with no true definition. It was developed as an option to exploring the explosion of IPA’s on the market and expanding on that trend in new and exciting ways. The use of an ultra-clean lager yeast strain with slightly lower attenuation ensures the dominance of the hops in the beers flavour and aroma while also allowing for a more balanced beer with some body to help balance the effects of the hops.

Tasting Notes

Clear golden amber appearance with a tight white head that leaves layers of lacing down the side of the glass. The aroma is a typical north American mix of tropical fruits and spicy pine and a special surprise of red licorice in there as well. A pronounced background of roasted notes and caramel round out the aromas. . The palate is much of the same with a well defined bitterness leading the way, but which is quickly matched by the caramel sweetness of the malts and the full body of the beer. A sharp bitterness helps to released the hop flavours in the mouth, add a touch of bite, and clear the palate with every sip.



Food Pairings

Fish and chips, anything spicy, braised meats and burgers.

Tech Specs

Malts: Pale Ale, Vienna, Carafoam, Carared
Hops: Millenium, Amarillo, Mosaic, Cascade
Yeast: San Francisco Lager Yeast
ABV: 7.4%
IBU: 60 SRM: 14.3
O.G.: 16.5oP F.G.: 3.0oP