If there's one type of beer we love to brew it's big hop forward IPA's. So when our friends at Simply Hops told us about all of the new hop varieties they had we knew we had to brew a hop fuelled beer, or two.
We wanted to brew a beer that was super hoppy and perfectly balanced, all at a sensible strength... around 10%. So we got down to creating a recipe.
Enter, Future Desired State, 9.7% Triple IPA. Not to be played with, this confident, juicy TIPA was brewed with 8 hop variants. With a deep malty base that provides the perfect accompaniment to the big hitting hops, yielding a beer that’s desirably drinkable.
This is the most hops we've ever used in a beer ever, and it is a monster amount.
We used a new hop product called Incognito in the whirlpool. The product is more refined and allows for greater yields in the brewing process, which in turn allows us to add more hops to the whirlpool. This overall contributes to a greater hop flavour and aroma. We’ve been working closely with simply hops over the last 12 months and this is the third time we’ve used this product. This time we used the Mosaic and Sabro versions. We also used HBC 692, a new hop experimental hop variety. This hop is the daughter of Sabro so produces similar flavours.
We started with Sabro Incognito, Mosaic Incognito, Galaxy, Simcoe in the whirlpool before dry-hopping with: HBC 692, Idaho-7, Bru-1, Mosaic, Galaxy, Simcoe.
Big thanks again to Simply Hops for hooking us up with this plethora of outstanding hops so we could brew this giant TIPA.