Fresh Hop Session IPA

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Fresh Hop Session IPA

Light body, crisp flavor

This IPA is light in body, but big on hop flavor from the use of fresh Strata hops—a newly-developed varietal—that offer up intense herbal and dank hop flavors in this crisp, snappy, golden session IPA.

Overview

  • Alcohol Content 4.8% by volume
  • Beginning gravity 10.8° plato
  • Ending Gravity 1.5° plato
  • Bitterness Units 41

Ingredients

  • Yeast Ale yeast
  • Bittering Hops Mosaic
  • Finishing Hops Strata
  • Malts Two-row Pale, Pilsner, Golden Promise, Wheat

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

  • Wet Hop versus Fresh Hop

    Over recent years, there has been some confusion about the difference between fresh and wet hops. While it may seem like semantics, to us it’s an important distinction.

    Wet Hops are un-dried hops, picked and shipped from the growing fields within 24 hours.

    Fresh Hops are the freshest dried hops to come from the fields, typically within seven days of harvest.
    Over 90% of the world’s hop harvest happens between August 31 and October 31, and these hops are used throughout the calendar year. Can hops possibly be the same on November 1, one day after harvest, as they are on July 25, nearly one year after growing in the fields? The answer is no. We think of hops like dry kitchen spices—the flavor of thyme or rosemary right after the jar is opened is far more intense than it is six months later. The same can be said for hops. There are ways to control the way hops age and to reformulate and readjust as some of the aromas fade, but there’s nothing like the magic of the first bales of hops as fresh as can be. That is the stuff dreams are made of!