November 04, 2011

Now on Tap - DPA #8 Sorachi Ace

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.

Brewer's specs:

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
90+ IBUs
11% ABV

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