by White Pony Microbirrificio

We featured an earlier version of this beer that was Batch 1.  In true ‘craft brewer’ style, Rob has had another crack at this beer, with a few tweaks and using the hops that are readily available – something that will happen more frequently as certain hop styles  

The differences are slight.  The first was brewed using Sorachi Ace and Palisade hops.  Batch 2 uses Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial.  I think the nose on the second batch is bigger and fruitier than the first.  And the ABV increased from 6% to 7%.

The other change was the brewery he used, changing from ‘tGaverhopke to Millevertus.  The second is a very small beer that I’ve enjoyed a few beers from over the years.  Makes me think to get some beer from them for future packs.

Back to the WTF – the big hops are there in the taste, though maybe not as strongly as the aroma.  There is a dank and slightly earthy minerality to the lingering bitterness.  The finish is dry and prickly.

Personally, I prefer Batch 2 to the original.  If you were a member back in May 15, we’d be interested which you prefer.

 

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Country
Italy
Alcohol
7.0%
Style
Belgian IPA
Size
330ml

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