Another IPA release from Phillips, this time it uses the southern hemisphere Nelson Sauvin hop. I wonder if this was the same Nelson Sauvin IPA that was on the growler bar a few months back? Not much more to add as the press release is very thorough:
April 20th 2015: Inspired by the land of the Kiwi, Apteryx is a brand new fruity IPA that features New-Zealand grown Nelson Sauvin hops. The hop is a relative newcomer, first appearing in 2000 after careful cultivation, and imparts such a distinctive white wine “fruitiness” that Sauvin portion of the name was actually borrowed from the Sauvignon Blanc grape.
Apteryx pours a clear apricot colour with a marshmallow white head. A medium-bodied malt base highlights notes of tropical fruits, gooseberries, nettles, and freshly crushed grapes. Finishes dry.
You can find this refreshing seasonal sipper at craft-focused private stores for a limited time only, or you can pop by the brewery this Thursday from 4-6 for a special draft tasting.