There is a saying among US craft brewers – ’If in doubt add more hops’. We would like to let you in on a secret. It’s not how much you put in – it’s what you do with it that counts. There are so many factors involved that culminate in that snappy, fresh hop character that we all love about the US inspired pale ales. Selecting the hop varieties (even the farms at which they are grown), blending them together in just the right proportions, keeping both the hops in our hop store and the finished beer free from the staling effects of oxygen and balancing all this with a moreish dry malty body.
Although there is no expense spared in choosing the right malts to give the beer a pale, dry, biscuit malt flavour, let’s face it – the hops are the star of the show. We have selected a combination of UK Admiral and US Willamette and Bravo hops to give orangey citrus and resinous piney notes. Our concept was to provide the same hop hit that hopheads crave from ‘bigger’ US style IPAs in a more elegant sessionable strength beer. We think we have succeeded.
MALTS: Floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt, Light Crystal Malt from the UK
HOPS: Willamette (bittering), Admiral and Bravo (aroma and dry hop)
YEAST: Brooklyn House Ale
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 10° Plato
FOOD PAIRINGS: Seafood,Indian spices, cuts through fatty dishes such as battered fish. Show Less