3 Ravens Juicy New England IPA
Brewery: 3 Ravens
Style: IPA - India Pale Ale
Format: 375ml Can
In the endless pursuit of hoppiness, we've taken some quite extreme measures (and hops) to create a fresh new take on the intentionally hazy Vermont-style IPA. We've done without crystal malt and boil hops, relying instead on Australian-grown triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye) and rolled oats, heavy whirlpool and dry hop additions - including one very generous (and hilariously rule-breaking) dry hop addition at the start of fermentation.
A cult line-up of Hallertau Blanc, Moutere, El Dorado, Citra and Amarillo hops deliver intense aromatics of candied lemon, lime zest, guava, white grape and passionfruit. The inimitable English top-cropping yeast lends peach and apricot esters while transforming the early-dry hop addition into what can only be described as 'breakfast juice'.
With minimal bitterness and a soft palate courtesy of the protein-rich Triticale and Oats, this is best summed up in one word: Juicy.