We’re really bunch of hop heads here in Smith’s Parish, Bermuda. With that I’ve have had a great time experimenting with IPAs over the last two years. The Good Evening IPA is our recipe for a solid, bold IPA that stands up to other great IPAs like one of our all time favorites Bell’s Two Hearted.
Let’ she honest, there is nothing particularly inspired by Bermuda in this IPA. However, it’s name does follow the convention of greeting everyone you meet on the island. This is a great evening beer for the spring or fall with a solid hop profile at 56 IBU and 6.4% ABV. This is the most popular beer we brew and is a favorite among everyone. Needless to say this is a very mature recipe as we brew this beer more than any other! And yes, we have a Good Morning Session IPA and a Good Afternoon Pale Ale.
The Good Evening IPA starts with a solid base of 2 Row and Pale Ale malts and then adds some Crystal 60L for color and Pilsner malt to give this beer a moderate head. It is a single hop beer, a heaping helping of Centennial Hops giving it that classic IPA flavor and aroma. 5 Days in the primary fermenter and 10 days in the secondary give it a great crisp, clear color!