Steph’s New Brew Review: South Pacific Hop Cartel

Steph’s New Brew Review: South Pacific Hop Cartel

Levante Brewing Company South Pacific Hop Cartel, an 8% ABV Double IPA

Appearance Cloudy yellow orange color with fluffy white head.
Aroma Bright citrus and tropical fruit notes.
Taste Much like the aroma; fresh hop flavors.
Mouthfeel Medium-bodied; moderate carbonation.
Overall Giving the people what they want.

Levante Brewing Company began as a homebrewer’s dream to create the perfect beer in a three gallon pot in a small apartment kitchen. Tim Floros and Eric Santostefano persisted, and spent countless hours researching and experimenting during their quest to make truly satisfying beer.

To fulfill a need to have complete control over the brewing process, the duo purchased a more professional ½ barrel three vessel system, giving them a solid platform to refine and perfect their beers. After the creation of several great recipes, the hobby transformed into a passion, and eventually a business.

Levante Brewing currently brews on a 15 barrel production brewery system located in West Chester, PA. In addition, Levante serves their beers at their new location, Levante at the Stables, in Downingtown, PA. Levante aims to deliver a variety of creative brews to beer lovers in Philadelphia’s western suburbs and beyond.

South Pacific Hop Cartel is an 8% ABV cloudy double IPA showcases that “New World” flavors and aromas of white grape, lime zest, passionfruit, and gooseberry from a very special blend of Australian and New Zealand hop varieties.

Wanna pick this one up? Levante beers can be found in 125+ bars and restaurants in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in PA and now in Center City Philadelphia.
Check out… Beer Busters Podcast Episode 96 with the crew from Levante Brewing Company.

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