Fresh Hop IPA

Experimental Hop Pilsner Fresh Hop Session IPA

Fresh Hop IPA

Fresh, bold and slightly hazy

Fresh-from-the-field Amarillo hops star in this lightly hazy IPA. This amber-orange beer features the big and bold grapefruit-like flavor that Amarillo hops are known for, plus a moderate haze and heavy dry hopping.

Overview

  • Alcohol Content 6.4% by volume
  • Beginning gravity 16.0° plato
  • Ending Gravity 4.1° plato
  • Bitterness Units 58

Ingredients

  • Yeast Ale yeast
  • Bittering Hops Amarillo
  • Finishing Hops Crystal, Amarillo
  • Malts Two-row Pale, Maris Otter, Oats, Wheat

Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change at our brewers' creative discretion.

  • Bitter vs. Hoppy

    There is a general misconception regarding the bitterness of beer versus how hoppy a beer tastes. A beer’s IBU number is based on a measurement of how much bitter hop acid is in the packaged beer. Hoppiness on the other hand, is a relative thing and can’t be put into numbers. If both bitterness and hoppiness come from adding hops to beer, how can bitterness and hoppiness be disconnected?
    Bitterness comes from adding hops to the kettle. There, the boiling process causes a chemical change in the hops (isomerization) which allows the resinous acids to mix with the liquid without separating out. Adding hops to the kettle after the boiling has stopped or adding hops into the fermenter (such as in dry hopping or our hop torpedo process) allows hop oils to mix with the beer—the source of most of the hop flavor and aroma—without adding bitterness. A beer can be hoppy but not bitter, and vice versa, but looking only at IBU doesn’t give a good measure of the hop flavor in a finished beer.