Series of beers that uses a single hop variety on its recipe (solo/single hop). This time, we have Mosaic. The name Mosaic was given to the complexity of aromas, that range from citric fruits like orange and passion fruit, to mango, peach and even papaya. It was developed in 2012 on the USA, having from 11.5% to 13.5% of alpha acids (bitterness agents) and from 47% to 53% of Myrcene, the main aroma oil.
The year: 2016. The project: Crowd Series. The first recipe: SMaSH Red IPA. Can you remember it? Back then, we used a hop that didn’t have an official name yet. We continuously were asked to bring back some of the Crowd Series beers back, and this is happening! We have here the new version of the SMaSH Red IPA, with a fruity and citric profile, using a single hop and malt varieties (Single Malt and Single Hop).
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!
We strive to be transparent on the beers that we brew. Through its names, we want to ease the understanding of each beer to all the people that drink it. Here, it wouldn’t be different. We have an IPA, with East Coast characteristics - New England -, really juicy and with a tropical profile, both on the aroma and on its taste.
We were talking, looking at old pictures and we were missing those old times IPAs, you know? That hopping that made us like bitterness a lot, to understand what resinous and piney means, and wanting to travel to a certain side of the American Coast. We recommend you to do the same: #tbt your mind, and who knows, maybe all those sensations may arise?
A true Black IPA: hop’s protagonism both in the aroma and in the flavor, bringing that citric fruitiness that we like so much. Dark malts brings a light roastiness, which is needed to give support and also to serve as a base for the beer. Drinkability? On the heights!