West Coast Double IPA meets Belgian IPA. American hops are blended with Belgian yeast, creating a dry finish that is dangerously drinkable, so don’t forget that the ABV is 7.5%!
[Character]Columbus, Chinook, and Simcoe hops combine with the spicy and fruity nuances of our house yeast to provide a hoppy yet fruity aroma that flows from the glass.
[Food Pairing]Mexican dishes, Asian Spicy Ethnic dishes such as Thai[Naming]It is somewhat of a coincidence but this beer shares the name of a famous plumber. It also happens to share its style with our year-round beer, Ichii Senshin, while happening to also be stronger in alcohol as well as using more hops. In short, we see this beer as being a kind of big brother to Ichii Senshin, with the name coming from “Marihana” (a less commonly used but more descriptive word for hops; “mari” literally meaning “cone” and “hana” meaning "flower”) and “O”, a reading of “otoko” or “man”. Without wanting to sound too cocky, this is a beer that we feel can match up to another very popular older brother.[Brewer's Voice]Belgian beer is known for its yeast driven flavors, while beers from the West Coast of the USA are known for hops. This beer is an exploration in when those two worlds collide. The challenge comes in balancing the phenolic (spicy) side of the yeast with the citrusy character of the hops. Mario is an excellent balance of both with neither one dominating, and the dry finish provided by the yeast balances the high ABV and keeps the beer drinkable. StyleBelgian Double IPASeriesMari FamilyABV7.5%IBU52Gas Volume2.5MaltPilsner, Maris OtterHopPolaris,Chinook,Columbus,SimcoeYeastBelgian AleCategoryBeerJAN4589718740287Best Before2023/01/04