Wet Hop After Dark
Wet Hop American Summer is our annual Fresh Hop beer, with the recipe changing each harvest season. This year we decided to go with a Black IPA for the base recipe with 30 pounds of fresh Eqinox hops, which were harvested at ripeness and then immediately shipped to our brew pub ... over night! 2-Row, wheat, and carabohemian malts were mixed with a smidgen of Briess Midnight Wheat and a debittered black wheat malt which lends this ale it’s blackish hue with mahogany highlights. 95% percent of the hops were added in the last 10 minutes of the boil and post-boil combined, for maximum flavor and aroma effect. The result is a dark but extremely smooth and drinkable ale with a huge nose of juicy fruit and grassy melon with pungent hops, bready malt, and coffee notes coming through in the flavor.
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