Receiving flower hops directly from the farm, 15 days after its harvesting. It could be something impossible to us. It could. By joining forces with other restless breweries, we made possible that the 2019 Mosaic hop harvest arrived to us by air shipping directly from the USA. A freshness bomb that we worked collaboratively to brew the same recipe simultaneously in four states: São Paulo (Trilha Cervejaria), Rio Grande do Sul (Salvador Brewing Co.), Minas Gerais (Koala San Brew) and Ceará (5 Elementos). (Source: Loosely translated from the beer's label.)
- Beer: Flower Power II (RS)
- Style: New England IPA (21B. Specialty IPA: New England IPA)
- ABV: 7.7%
- IBU: N/A
- Salvador Brewing Co. - Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil (Webpage | Untappd | Instagram)
- Koala San Brew - Nova Lima, MG, Brazil (Webpage | Untappd | Instagram)
- Trilha Cervejaria - São Paulo, SP, Brazil (Webpage | Untappd | Instagram)
- 5 Elementos Cervejaria Artesanal - Fortaleza, CE, Brazil (Webpage | Untappd | Instagram)
- Look: golden color, turbid, with a good white head formation that leaves marks on the glass;
- Aroma: fruity notes are really present in the foreground, reminding of orange and tangerine. Resinous notes are present in a lower level. Sweet, flowery, maybe vanilla-like notes, could be noticed in a much lower level
- Taste: its taste follows the aroma, bringing a strong presence of sweet citric fruits, like orange and tangerine. The fruity flavor lasts for an unusually high time on the mouth after the end of the sip. In a lower level, resinous notes can be noticed. A round and assertive bitterness is present.
- Mouthfeel: Medium-high body, medium-high carbonation and a dry but long finish;
- Overall: Looks like it really payed off importing fresh hop flowers, because this is one of the tastiest IPAs that I tasted. Really fruity from the start to the end of the sip, with an elegant bitterness.