Kees is probably our most creative brewer, as we never really know what to expect from him each time we order his beer. This beer has just arrived on our latest container so we might as well get some straight into our beer packs.
Described as a triple dry-hopped double IPA, this 2020 edition features Chinook hops. And only Chinook hops. I quite like these single hop beers as it gives us a good opportunity to identify the different aroma and flavour characteristics of individual hops.
Chinook is described as having a ‘pine-like spicy bouquet with robust flavours of grapefruit’. I reckon that applies to this beer.
It has a very big malt body, so lots of sweet caramel malts up front. The hops are juicy and resinous, almost a little sticky on the tongue and a bit chewy in the mouth. For all those hops the bitterness is quite low. Some have described this beer as a NEIPA, but I don’t really think it is.