Perro Libre | Solo Ekuanot Double IPA

Perro Libre | Solo Ekuanot Double IPA

Series of beers that uses a single hop variety on its recipe (solo/single hop). This time, we have Ekuanot. Created in 2014 in the USA. It has 13% to 15.5% of alpha acids on its composition, which are the main characters of bitterness that comes from hops. It has 30% to 45% of Myrcene, considered the main aroma oil. It's known for its complex array of aromas and flavors, from fruity ones like lemon, tangerine and papaya, but also herbal ones like eucalyptus and even cedar. Some people perceive it as green pepper! (Source: Loosely translated from the beer's label)

  • Beer: Solo Ekuanot Double IPA
  • Style: Double IPA (21B. Double IPA)
  • ABV: 8.4%
  • IBU: 70
  • Brewery:
  • Look: yellow color, clear, with a great white fluffy head that leaves marks on the glass;
  • Aroma: fruity notes were perceived, reminding of tangerine. Herbal notes were also present, along with piney notes.
  • Taste: the taste follows the aroma, bringing fruity notes, reminding of tangerine and green papaya, but also resinous notes. It has a medium bitterness, without harshness.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation and a short but persistent finish;
  • Overall: Good single hop Double IPA, despite Ekuanot not being one of my favorite hops.
This beer review was made by somebody which is studying every day to be a better beer drinker but, despite that, isn't a specialist or a beer sommelier. In advance, pardon for any gaffe. If you have any corrections or suggestions, please mail me.