The origins of the IPA style go to the British Isles, but it is the American version of this top- fermenting beer which has become the legendary brew of the craft beer revolution. Stronger than Pale Ale in every aspect: higher extract, more malts, darker colour and definitely more hops.
Although the origins of the IPA style go to the British Isles, it is the American version of this top-fermenting beer which has become the legendary brew of the craft beer revolution. Stronger than Pale Ale in every aspect: higher extract, more malts, darker colour and definitely more hops. Our AIPA is already a classic in the new wave craft brewing representing the Eastern bay tradition; slightly darker with clear malty foundations brewed from an impressive amount of new-wave American hops.
Malts are import ant ingredients to balance hops. Strong malty foundation allows for well- balanced intense hopping. Slightly higher amount of red caramel malts highlights the full- body, which goes well with fruity aroma.
Hops account for the unique aroma of this brew. The bitter Columbus variety produces citrus bitterness that can be found in the albedo of citrus fruit. Yet, the most important ones are aromatic hops. While brewing, Mosaic gives intense tropical fruit flavours, specifically papaya and mandarin. During the ageing process, we add the uniquely citric variety of Citra, which releases the aroma of gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, and lychee.
The narrowing rim of Tulip, Sensoric or IPA glasses allow for the hoppy character of the beer to show best. It’s a good idea for the beer to warm up in order to release aromas not produced in Lower temperatures. This style is always best fresh as hoppy aromas may at times lose their intensity.
The most interesting pair is to serve this beer style with spicy cheese with mould formation such as Gorgonzola or Roquefort. High bitterness level of AIPA style beers intensifies the spicy flavour and smell of these cheeses. It is recommended to serve the beer with dishes containing these cheeses such as pasta, pizza, or burgers. Spicy dishes, specifically Thai or Nepalese cuisine. Moderately sweet fruit desserts which do not taste too bland taking into account the hoppy character of this beer.
- Style: American India Pale Ale
- Extract: 16,0 %
- Alcohol: 6,8 %
- IBU: 63
- Malts: Pilsner; Caramel 30-50 EBC; wheat
- Hops: bitter: Columbus (US) /aromatic: Mosaic(US), Citra (US) / cold hopping: Citra(US)
- Yeast strain: top fermenting US-05
- Look: light amber; slightly cloudy
- Aromas: tropical and citrus fruit; herbal and caramel tones
- Fruity, mango, passion fruit
- Citrus fruit with slight resinous tones
- Intense hoppy flavours with bitterness and grapefruit overtones
- Serving temperature: 10-13 ⁰C
- Glass: IPA Glass, Sensoric, Sniffter, Nonic lub Shaker
Dishes: heavier, spicy dishes. Spicy curry and burgers.
Cheeses: mould formation cheeses– Gorgonzola, Roquefort
Desserts: Lemon layer cake; lime tart