Salamander Imperial Hazy IPA
We have combined the classic of craft beer revolution, Imperial American IPA, a light, strong and bitter beer with the latest trend in producing hazy but juicy beers.
We have combined the classic of craft beer revolution, Imperial American IPA, a light, strong and bitter beer with the latest trend in producing hazy but juicy beers. What we have produced is hazy and aromatic beer with quite an unusual bitterness. It’s got all that’s best in beer!
As the name suggests Imperial Hazy IPA must be a strong beer. “Imperial” always brings to mind high parameters. Our Imperial Hazy IPA is a perfect example. 19% extract proves that it is definitely a savoury beer. In spite of high initial extract, maltiness sets the background of the gigantic hoppiness. This is the reason why the grist consists of light malt only, the Pilsner malt, which allows the new-wave beers to show what they can do. Mashing in higher temperatures has retained haziness which also enhances the juiciness of this style.
By definition Imperial Hazy IPA is a style that needs to be filled with hops to the rim. Our brew is a perfect example! The hops are used to produce intense bitterness necessary to balance the beer’s powerful nature. To use as much hops as possible to produce aroma, we have used bitter hop extract that releases the necessary intense bitterness.
Huge amounts of hops have been used to produce the aroma:
Eureka! – a typical citrus profile balanced with peach, pine, tangerine, blackcurrant aromas with a herbal finish
Citra – a classic of the craft beer revolution with an extremely citrus aroma;
Chinook – a hop variety to balance the bouquet with its grapefruit and pine aromas
- Style: Imperial Hazy India Pale Ale
- Extract: 19.0%
- Alcohol: 8.1%
- IBU: 80
- Malts: barley malt: Pilsner
- Hops: Bitter: bitter extract of Magnum (DE), Taurus (DE). Aromatic: Citra, Eureka!. Cold hopping: Citra, Eureka!, Chinook (US)
- Yeast: London Ale III + US-05
- Look: light orange, hazy
- Aromas: tangerines, grapefruit, mango, pine, resin, peach
- low saturation
- low saturation
- bitter-sweet with a hoppy finish
- Serving temperature: 12–15⁰C
- Glass: IPA glass, sensoric, sniffter
Dishes: grilled game meat or lamb meat; grilled aubergine with goat cheese; grilled Paneer cheese served with mango chutney and curry
Cheese: Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton
Dessert: Crème Brûlée with mango mousse