FOR THE NEXT BEER IN OUR IPA SERIES WITH TANKPETROL WE TEAMED UP WITH ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE UK HOP-WIELDERS, DEYA.
We’re big fans of the beers that Theo and the team have been putting out for the last couple of years, and we’re excited to see what they get up to in 2020 in their brand new expanded brewhouse. It’s the perfect time of year to be brewing a big US-hopped DIPA as the 2019 harvest makes its way into European distribution. DEYA were keen to work with some newer varieties whilst they were as fresh as possible, so we decided to build the beer around Idaho 7, a late-maturing variety which is ripe with tropical fruit potential.
We backed this up with Azacca, a hop which got us really excited last year with its ripe watermelon aroma, and rounded this juicy hop bill off with the first of our individually selected batch of Citra. This combined 28g/l dry hop sits over a base beer loaded with flaked oats and wheat, and is fermented with a new US strain perfect for producing super clean IPAs, that has a lightly fruity ester profile to complement, rather than overpower, the diverse array of aromas created by this stellar hop bill.