Maiden the Shade Summer IPA

Bold and drinkable, this summer-style IPA captures an impressively balanced hop complexity. An adventurous hop bouquet of eight select varieties is complemented by the use of flaked barley to create a beer that is as robust as it is easy to sip. Kick back and enjoy!


Bitterness (IBU): 72
Alcohol by Volume: 6.8%
Original Gravity: 1065
Release Date: 2009
Available: May – September
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Flaked Barley
Hops: Summit, Centennial, Simcoe, Columbus, Crystal, Palisade, Amarillo, Magnum
Packages: 12oz. 6-Pack, 22oz. Bottle, On Draft


Dry Hopped

Tasting Notes

This beer has been dubbed a summer IPA. Powerful combinations of many different kinds of hops give it a big hop profile. We added flaked barley to the beer to make for a smooth body and a lighter summer-style IPA. Another Ninkasi cult favorite!

Food Pairings

BBQ, Fresh Vegetables, Fish Tacos, Savory French Toast


Sleigh’r Balls

Quick and easy, this dessert compliments both the beer and nuts used in this recipe. Sleigh’r draws out the tannins in the walnuts and pecans, complimenting each other’s dry finish. [...]

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