Liberty Brewing Summ!t IPA

Liberty Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Auckland, New Zealand
8.3% Imperial IPA | 5 Ratings | 75 IBU |
Summ!t IPA is in the style of an American Imperial IPA. It predominantly uses a new variety of hop from the States called Summit. It is a dwarf variety that grows on a low trellis and has to be hand-picked, because the conventional harvesting methods don’t work on this growing system. The result is a hop that doesn’t get bruised, therefore preserving the essentially clean characters of the hop as it was on the plant.

The beer itself is 8.3%abv and is calculated to have 125IBU. For the purposes of not overstating the bitterness I have rounded this down to 75IBU. I used Golden Promise malt as a base with light and dark caramel specialty malts. To help flavour the beer I used Centennial and Simcoe hops to give a little more depth in flavour and aroma. A very small amount of Riwaka was also used to help sharpen the edge of the palate.

-Joseph Wood (brewer)

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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