Buzz Bin: Daft Badger Brewing’s Blood Orange IPA

Daft Badger Brewing produced one of its beloved small batch beers in larger quantities after celebrating two years as a popular, community-minded craft brewery in January. Daft’s Blood Orange IPA is a fruity juice bomb. The brewers use generous amounts of Citra, Simcoe, and Cascade hops to create a solid, distinctive base with fresh, tropical and citrusy notes. They then added blood orange purée for a candy-like sweetness that perfectly complements the bitterness from the hop oils.

Coming in at only 65 on the International Bitterness Unit scale, it finishes bold and rich at 7.3% ABV. It also pairs well with summery salads and BBQ. For a unique sipper, combine eight ounces of the blood orange cocktail mixer with two ounces of Campari and serve over ice with a blood orange wedge.

You can find this luscious beer on tap at the brewery in Coeur d’Alene all summer. A pint drinks nicely with the brewery’s garbanzo bean salad and smoked turkey sandwich. A limited supply of bottles are also available at the taproom and at Smokes and Suds on Government Way in Dalton Gardens while supplies last. //

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