Clear, amber and dry, this modern example of an American-style IPA bursts with tangerine, lemon and a resinous grapefruit character overlaid upon a tasty base of Alberta malts. Amarillo, Lemondrop and Mosaic hops are generously added late in the boil and throughout several massive dry-hop steps. In spite of the intense hop character, bitterness is balanced to allow the underlying malt flavour to shine through.
|Appearance:||Pale amber with off-white foamy head.|
|Aroma:||Orange, lemon, tangerine and grapefruit (including pith), papaya, and pineapple dominate, even from several feet away. Close whiffs give some grassy dry-hop character with malt difficult to discern.|
|Flavour:||Lemon and tangerine, pith, papaya, resin. Biscuity, toasty malt character does show up underneath the hops. Assertive but balanced bitterness for style.|
|Mouthfeel:||Resinous and mouth-coating with some of the drying characteristics of pith on a medium-bodied base.|
|Hops:||Amarillo, Lemondrop, Mosaic prominently featured.|
|Malts:||Red Shed biscuit malt. A small portion of flaked rye adds haze and a spicy character.|
|Other:||Double dry hopped (dry hopped in two stages), with over 3lb of hops per barrel of beer (~110L), equivalent to 1.2kg/hL.|