Cud Pud, as we affectionately call it, has got loads of thiol-derived richness from Oregon-grown Strata hops that provide big mid-palate pops of blueberry and passionfruit. We complement that with some Citra, also grown in the Willamette Valley, that blasts in with some top notes of tangerine, lime, coriander, and a floral-hay situation. We folded in a bit of Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin for some mild resin and musk, but these are really just accent notes that are there to allow the Oregon hops to shine.
It’s not just Oregon hops that make this beer fit squarely in the Northwest-vein of West Coast IPA. The ABV is milder than many of the California-inspired IPAs that we have brewed in the last few years, and some mild malt ballast allows notes of brown sugar and sweetened cereal to keep the finish nice and smooth. Show Less