Now on tap is the latest in our series of single-hop Double Pale Ales. This batch was hopped exclusively using Sorachi Ace hops, a relatively new Japanese variety, initially bred by Sapporo. The Sorachi Ace is known for contributing an intense, but pleasant, lemon flavor and aroma. We also added 50lbs. of locally-sourced honey to the boil to provide some residual sweetness. This is an excellent example of the recent trend in Double IPAs showcasing the fruity & juicy flavors modern hop varietals.
Malt: 85% Pale 2-row, 10% Vienna, 5% maled white wheat
Hops: Sorachi Ace, added at 10 different times from start to finish
50lbs of honey added to 105 minute boil
Fermented 7 days with McCoy’s house ale yeast
SG 23.6 Plato