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 strawberries which go extremely well with beer. We’ve added loads of precious vanilla sticks. The outcome brings to mind sweet strawberry-vanilla milkshake. The beer is filled with aromas of American and Australian hops: pineapple, citrus fruit or mango, which are balanced with a medium-high level of bitterness. It’s…..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 highlighting fruity and vanilla flavours. Oatmeal gives 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 all over the world, the German Huell Mellon produces honey melon aroma, Mosaic produces tropical fruit aroma, the well-known Citra produces citric aromas, while Australian Melba adds subtle aromas of white fruit. Together with strawberries such a combination of hop varieties gives an outstanding impression.
Extra ingredients are really important in this style! We have decided to use strawberries which have already produced an outstanding result in out ART#8 Strawberry Berliner Weisse. What could be better in a milkshake! Added in the form of fruit puree, strawberries are aromatic, slightly acidic, and 100% natural. They are delicious. And on top of it, vanilla sticks, more precious than gold, give the beer its final touch.
- Style: Strawberry Milkshake American India Pale Ale
- Extract: 17,0 %
- Alcohol: 5,9 %
- IBU: 45
- Malts: barley malts: Pilsner; wheat malts: oatmeal
- Hops: bitter: Columbus (US); aromatic: Melba (AU), Mosaic (US), Citra (US), cold hop: Huell Melon (DE), Citra (US), Mosaic (US)
- Yeasts: US-05
- Look: light pink, cloudy
- Aromas: strawberry, vanilla, pineapple, citric, mango, fruit yoghurt, melon
- Full, smooth, sweet
- Fruity, slightly acidic
- Serving temperature: 12-15 ⁰C
- Glass: IPA glass, sensoric, sniffter
Dishes: seasoned beef with rum molasses and goat cheese sauce; smoked cod with coconut milk
Cheeses: Fromage de Montagne de Savoie, Furiani
Desserts: Profiteroles filled with strawberry vanilla cream, shortcake filled with whipped cream and strawberries; yoghurt vanilla cake with strawberry mousse