Simcoe features prominently in this beer, bringing passion fruit, grapefruit fruitiness and dank pine to the forefront. It’s always a favourite in the brewhouse and our fresh delivery of the 2018 harvest crop has particularly excited us. We’ve backed it up with the classic tangerine notes of Amarillo, the tropical flavours of Citra and Mosaic and finally a touch of Loral, lending its floral, citrus notes to the whirlpool.
The base beer began with a high percentage of flaked oats in the grist, plus a touch of wheat, ensuring the softest mouthfeel we could muster. We then fermented with our IPA yeast of choice which leaves an accentuating sweetness and generous peach and apricot esters to balance the punchy Simcoe-led hop bill.