IP8 Beer Vinegar

IP8 Vinegar begins with beer made in the style of IPA (India Pale Ale).  A blend of aromatic and flavourful hops are used to enhance the hop characteristics in the vinegar.  Sweet, delicious juice from Minus 8 premium icewine grapes is blended in.  There is no oak aging.  IP8 is meant to be used fresh, like beer.  It is made in small batches for freshness.

 

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Moderately deep golden amber colour

Density: Viscous and rich

Aromas: A very complex, multifaceted vinegar that evolves with time.  Initially slightly earthy and resinous on the nose, with roasted malt and (light roast) coffee bean notes; then the aromas develop with additions of candied apple, buckwheat/wild-flower honey, pine and spicy/hoppy notes; afterwards the nose becomes additionally layered with exotic aromas of jasmine, light citrus rind (orange and grapefruit) and both cooked and tropical fruit notes.

Palate: Richly sweet and balanced with zingy acidity, exhibits a palate is as expansive as the aromas; first there are intense flavours of roasted barley, browns sugar and sweet caramel; overripe golden pineapple, sweet grapefruit, biscuit and toasted pine nuts and resin follow; finish is lingering and complex with jasmine tea, melon, orange/lemon peel, and light soya sauce/miso paste notes.

 

Ingredients: Beer vinegar, grape must
Acetic Acid 5%
Optimal storage 12°C/55°F, 45% Humidity
Product of Canada

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