This former Divine Reserve (No. 11) is a double IPA. The color is deep amber with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus but then turns decidedly into peaches. The taste starts off with creamy malt resulting from the pale 2 row and caramel malts and Saint Arnold yeast. The hop bitter starts low then builds to a crescendo, but always maintains a balance even in its big finish. The hop flavor continues to be peaches, an interesting manifestation of the Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops. This beer is best enjoyed at 45° or even a little warmer. The name reflects Houston's heritage as Space City.
Silver Medal, World Beer Cup, Imperial India Pale Ale, 2012 Show Less