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Sniff Test (AfrQ)

Single Hop IPA

  • 7% ABV

Piggybacking off of our single-hop Blonde Ale series named Field Trial, we developed Sniff Test for the same purpose of testing out experimental hops, newer hop varietals and new crop year hops to see how much we like them and learn how to best use them, this time in an IPA setting. For this series we use a fairly trademark Fieldwork grain-bill, ferment with our house IPA yeast, and each time we brew it we will use a different hop to see how they pop in a Fieldwork IPA. Always soft in bitterness, creamy in mouthfeel, and highlighted by what could be the next star of an IPA near you. In this Sniff Test, we used African Queen hops, a hop varietal out of South Africa. To add to the exploratory nature of this hop-monster we fermented this batch with a highly aromatic yeast strain engineered by our good friends at Berkeley Brewing Science to layer in additional flavors of citrus, melon, and ripe fruits.

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