A Note on This Beer
Double dry-hopping is the name of the game for San Diego’s Council Brewing. They’ve used this tried and true technique for years to pump hugely flavorful, fruity notes into their West Coast IPAs. Now they employ it to maximize the juicy impact of Citra, Mosaic, and Nelson Hops in their new In the Blind Hazy IPA.
Soft aromas of papaya and ripe melon drift from an opaque yellow-orange pour. Citra’s sharp tones of grapefruit and lime zest meld with juicy tangerine notes from Mosaic, while Nelson lends extra complexity with layers of white grape minerality. Council also uses Sacc Trois, also known as Imperial Citrus yeast, to bolster the juicy hops and unleash a tropical fruit monsoon on a satiny smooth body that finishes pleasantly dry.
Previously only releasing their New England-style IPAs at taproom events in extremely limited quantities, Council is scaling up their IPA program to bring the haze to the California masses. And if In the Blind’s mango juice-drenched, tangerine-blasted flavors are any indication of what’s to come, hopheads are gonna be blinded by the haze for the foreseeable future.
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