What will result from the meeting of West Coast IPA and Hazy IPA? Well, a style that has been called Midwest IPA. We decided to brew its lighter version as part of our Our New IPA Needs No Intruduction beer series.
The malt side of this beer is made up of pilsner malt, but to give it a ‘hazy’ character we also used oat malt and wheat and oat flakes. The beer is velvety and juicy, but not overly sweet.
Three fantastic American hops are responsible for the aroma and bitterness: El Dorado, HBC 630 and Loral. This blend brings the scent of watermelon to the fore, followed by aromas of fresh lime and tangerine juice. The whole is rounded off by pleasant, slightly sweet notes of flowers and pears.
The beer itself is insanely drinkable and well balanced. The juiciness and fullness are not overwhelming, and the definitely higher herbal bitterness is very emphasised.
Balance – that’s the word that probably best describes the composition of this beer.
El Dorado, HBC 630, Loral
First batch: September 2023
Water, barley malt, oat malt, wheat flakes, oat flakes, hops, yeast.