つるべ打ち (One-Two Punch)
We are excited to announce our first Double IPA of 2020! This beer was originally scheduled to debut at the Keyaki Beer Festival before Covid 19 swooped in to ensure that all beer events will be cancelled for the foreseeable future. While the pomp and circumstance of unveiling this beer at the festival would have suited its stature, we are equally as pleased that our packaging operations have changed from keg to bottle, meaning that we can share it directly with a much wider audience of drinkers at home.
In addition to being our first Double IPA of the year, it is also notable that this will be the first one we have ever put into bottles. While it would have been tempting to use this opportunity to try out a new experimental hop variety or push the limits of bitterness and ABV, we actually used it to showcase one of hops' most golden combinations: Citra and Simcoe.
While both are delicious in their own right, with Citra being an intensely citrus forward variety with a sweet nature and Simcoe being a bit more dark and resinous with notes of berries and pine, the two play incredibly well together. The combination is so ubiquitous that we have until now actually avoided being tempted to use it, but after five years we just can't fight it anymore!
The result is a 9.0% ABV Double IPA with huge swells of flavor and aroma. The first wave of citrus is most obvious, with notes of mango and tropical juice, followed by a uniquely sharp resinous character that creates an additional depth of flavor. The high ABV leaves a sweet lingering mouthfeel that gives the beer a deceptively rich body despite its incredibly dry finish. We hope you are ready to experience this heavy hitter!
Naming: The fruity aromas of Citra and Simcoe attack the senses in layers of fruity aroma. Just when you think the onslaught is over, another wave rolls through your nose and leaves just enough bitterness on your tongue. We hope you are ready to experience this one-two punch of one of the hop world’s golden combinations!
- Malt Bill:
- 2-row, Pilsner, Vienna, Carapils
- Bittering - Columbus
- Flavour/Aroma - Cascade, Citra, Simcoe
- American Ale
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