First Released: July 17th, 2018
Say Hello to Hop Fizz!
James has been secretly working on our rendition of the brand new “Brut IPA” style of beer: reminiscent of Champagne, it can be recognized by its effervescence, clarity, and extreme dryness.
The Brut IPA style was cultivated recently in San Francisco, at Social Kitchen & Brewery, by Kim Sturdavant, the brewmaster there. The main components of the style, per the creator’s instructions, are an extremely light colored beer with excellent clarity, heavily dry hopped and a fermentation aided by an enzyme that allows for a completely dry beer with no residual sugar.
The style designation “Brut” refers to the levels of dryness in champagne. There are definitely champagne-like elements to this beer. The high carbonation, light body, and floral hop bouquet are reminiscent of it at times.
Aroma: Floral and fruity from the dry hops.
Flavor: At first dominated by fruity hops then transitions to a strong bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent. Refreshing before the finish.
Aftertaste: Dry (duh) with lingering bitterness.
Color: Pale Gold
Malt: Pilsner, Flaked Corn
Hops: Ekuanot, Citra, Centenial, Mosaic,
Yeast: Ale yeast