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Ides of February – New England IPA -Henderson Cup |  8% abv |  650 ml bottle – $8.95 – Limited to 1377 bottles

This beer was created and brewed as a collaboration between Henderson and the winner of the Henderson Cup, Mike Vandervoort.

Style: New England style Double IPA

OG: 19.5 Plato

ABV: 8.0%

IBU: 85

SRM: 8

Malts: Carafoam, Oats, two kinds of crystal

Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic – heavy whirlpool addition and dry hopped

Yeast: Vermont Ale Yeast

Aroma: Hop aroma with pine, lemon, grapefruit, and resin (dank) notes. Hint of bread dough in the background.

Appearance: Golden colour with slight orange hue. Cloudy-to-hazy (maybe not hazy enough? Its definitely not clear) with a stiff, long-lasting white head.

Taste: Hop flavour in the foreground with fruity, citrus rind, pine, and resinous notes. Slight cereal note of crackers, bread. Hop bitterness present on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high body with a creamy, pillow-y mouthfeel that is surprisingly refreshing.

Overall Impression: An extremely hop forward American IPA focused on hop flavour and aroma over bitterness, with a big, pillow-y body and hazy appearance. 

 

 

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