The unspoken rule of fresh hopped beers is they are to be added to the brew within 24 hours of being picked from the field, or as I like to say the “dirt-to-wort” time. As you may have guessed the fresher the better so being a brewer in Seattle I am a mere couple hours drive from the Yakima Valley where an overwhelming majority of the US hop supply is grown and is one of the largest hop growing regions in the world.Read more
Stereo Hopic IPA Vol. 6
2 HOPS ALIGN for 4-D Flavor in a 3-D world.
AN EXPERIMENTAL SERIES FOCUSING ON TWO HOP VARIETELS AT A TIME
Taste what happens when the dank tangerine dream Altus hops mingles with Yakima’s stone-fruity stunner, Simcoe. It’s a resinous and spicy citrus surprise!
The StereoHopic IPA Series channels our 25+ year hop love affair into a spotlight on two special varietals at a time–and the interestingness that occurs between.
When two hops come together, the combination can be better than the sum of its parts…expect a resinous and spicy citrus surprise!
Beer math on ABV (Alcohol By Volume) is pretty straightforward… the Higher the ABV, the more alcohol in the beer. No rocket science necessary.
Generally speaking, a high IBU beer will have a more bitter taste than a lower IBU beer.
The OG measures solids in the wort before fermentation to consistently arrive at the same alcohol content of a beer. Pretty neat, huh?
HOPS & HOPS &...
Volume 6 of our StereoHopic hop pairing series has the highest amount of hops, which means you’ll be experiencing brighter, louder, and dankier hop aromas and flavors.
ALL ABOUT THAT DANK
With such heavy dosages of our favorite danky Yakima hops, dank is definitely the lead in StereoHopic, Vol. 6. Rich, deep, green, fresh and funky, dank may remind folks of hops distant second cousin…
WTF is alliaceous? Well, many may hear brewers describe their beers as OG. That refers to the spicy, oily-umami onion and garlic (both in the allium family!) qualities that hops often bring into beers. Simcoe and Altus both bring a big OG kick to the base StereoHopic beer for an über-classic West Coast IPA experience.