FOR THIS YEARS HOP CITY OFFICIAL BEER WE DECIDED TO INVITE SOME OF THE UP-AND-COMING TALENT OF EUROPE IN THE FORM OF POPIHN, SOMA AND FRAUGRUBER TO JOIN US IN CREATING OUR ANNUAL SALUTATION TO THE HUMBLE HOP.
In the turbulent times we’re living through (as some persist with attempts to sever as many links between us and Europe as they can) we felt it was more important and appropriate than ever to strengthen links with to our friends on the continent and the vibrant beer communities to be found there.
This double IPA showcases HBC 692, one of the most exciting experimental varieties coming through Yakima Chief Ranches’ breeding program. It has an exceptionally high oil content which leads to a really resinous profile with prominent notes of pink grapefruit as well as pine and tropical fruit which make it suited to a wide range of IPA styles. We supported this with the unique pina colada character of Sabro and the signature tropical fruit vibrancy of Citra, both utilised in T90 pellet and CryoTM format.
A total of 32g/l of hopping across whirlpool and dry hop is supported by a New England IPA base loaded with multiple oat formats and some malted wheat; all ideal for building the silkiest and fullest mouthfeel for this juicy double IPA.