As in milkshake, we’ve mixed intensely hoppy (dry-hopped) American IPA with oat flakes, gooseberry puree, aromatic vanilla and sweet lactose. Such an unusual combination will take your senses by surprise. Delicious!
Salamander Gooseberry Milkshake IPA
Outstanding in style and delicious in taste, this year’s latest trend, Milkshake IPA, is a modern combination of fruit, lactose and slightly bitter AIPA.
Outstanding in style and delicious in taste, this year’s latest trend, Milkshake IPA, is a combination of fruit, lactose and slightly bitter AIPA. This style allows for a lot of freedom. Brewers mix various fruit, different lactose proportions, and experiment with extra ingredients. We have decided to use gooseberry and added loads of precious vanilla sticks. The outcome brings to mind sweet blackcurrant-vanilla milkshake. The beer is filled with aromas of American hops: citrus fruit, pear, tropical fruit and mint, which are balanced with a medium-high level of bitterness. It’s amazing, surprising and…..delicious!
This style is interesting in terms of extract, which seems to be high at first sight. Although 17 Plato identifies strong beers, the beer’s alcohol content is low as a result of lactose, milk sugar, which is not assimilated by yeast during the fermentation process. This sugar enriches the beer’s fullness and creates an illusion of drinking sweet milkshake. The malty base is quite light accentuating fruity flavours and oat flakes give the style its velvety texture.
Milkshake IPA must be hoppy! Bitterness at medium-high level means it should be clear but not overwhelming! The highly desired hoppy aroma is brought about by hops from around the world, German Mandarina Bavaria add the aroma of mandarins, American Mosaic is responsible for tropical fruits notes, Centennial is a ferria of citrus aromas, and Eureka! add some mild, unusual pear-like accents. Together with gooseberry, it makes an amazing impression!
Extra ingredients are really important in this style! We have decided to use the gooseberry fruits, which merges well with Milkshake unexpectedly. Incredibly aromatic, added in the form of NFC juice (Not From Concentrate), i.e. pressed immediately after harvest. This juice is only pasteurized, without any additives or preservatives. The juice is sour and intense – it tastes like freshly picked gooseberry. And finally, the “icing on the cake” – vanilla sticks arranging the whole aroma into a whole.
- Style: Milkshake American India Pale Ale
- Extract: 17,0 %
- Alcohol: 5,9 %
- IBU: 45
- Malts: barley malts: Pilsen; wheat malt; Oatmeal
- Hops: Mosaic (US), Mandarina Bavaria (DE)
- Dry hopping: Centennial, Eureka! (US)
- Yeast: US-05
- Appearance: pale pink, hazy
- Aromas: gooseberry, white currant, pear, vanilla, citrus, fruit yogurt
- Full; smooth; sweet;
- Fruity; slightly sour
- bitter, sour and slightly tart aftertaste
- Serving temperature: 12-15 ⁰C
- Glass: IPA glass, sensoric, sniffter
Dishes: thread with gooseberry sauce, chicken with gooseberry and fresh herbs
Cheeses: Fromage de Montagne de Savoie, Furiani
Desserts: doughnuts filled with gooseberry, crunchy cake with gooseberry, crumble