Thursday, February 4, 2010

New LC IPA on the way in March

Little Creatures Head Brewer, Alex Troncoso, is pumping out the first in their "Single Batch" series which they hope to release 4-5 times per year. This will give Alex and his team free reign to do stuff to stamp them being some of the best craft brewers in the land (as told to me by LC man on-the-ground Tim!)..

The brew went down today and it should hit both Taphouses around the third week of March.

Here's the blurb:

This India Pale Ale is a single batch release brewed by our crew in Fremantle, Western Australia. In celebration of a hop that helped make craft beers great, we have used only Cascade hops throughout the brewing process - in the kettle,
whirlpool and hopback. At 55IBU (or international bitterness units for the non-brewers out there) this is a beer with some serious hopping.

And for the geeks:

The specs
Alcohol: 5.6% ABV
Colour: 29EBC (pretty much in the middle of Pale Ale and Rogers')
Bitterness: 55IBU
AE: 3.2 Plato

Pale Ale, munich, caramalt and dark crystal - grist is fairly similar to the Stimulus IPA but with a slightly higher dark crystal addition to richen up the malt slightly.

100% Cascade from the 2009 crop - bittering hop addition to the kettle, huge addition to the whirlpool, standard addition to the hopback.

Flavour Profile
Due to the high late addition there will be strong hop flavour and aroma - classic cascade "citrus" hit. Bitterness is high but will be easily balanced by the malts and the slightly higher AE. Should really be one for the beer nuts to go crazy for.

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