The nose is a blend of apricot and tropical fruit and mango. The taste starts with a big bitter blood orange that morphs into mangos and sweet tropical fruits. There is a lightly sweet malt body that allows the hops to shine while maintaining a nice complexity to the flavors.
Made with 2-Row Pale, Cara 45 and Carafoam malts.
The hops used during the boil – Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe – are reminiscent of the West Coast style and provide pine notes. A generous dry hopping of Amarillo, Simcoe and Mosaic brings out the tropical mango and citrus aromatics.
The use of a special yeast provides a more fruit forward aroma and flavor than the standard Chico yeast commonly used in IPAs.