About The Beer
Brewery: Balter Brewing Company
Style: West Coast IPA
Format: 375ml Can
The third act of a four-part experiment, this special-release beer is your portal to a hop-powered world. Lightning bolts of Cryo Idaho 7, backed with flashes of Strata and Sabro, sizzle across your palate, zapping pineapple, citrus, candy, and a sprinkle of coconut, while lean malt supports a snappy bitterness and crackling dry finish. You’re now living in your own private Crydaho. You’re living in Electric Wonderland.
What are Cryo hops?
Cryo Hops are basically the hop flower cones frozen with liquid nitrogen or cryogenic processing. This process can concentrate and intensify the amount of hop aromas and flavours with roughly half of the vegetal matter than the standard T-90 hops.
Our Head Brewer Scotty Says, “Using a Cryo hop instead of a T90 hop would be the difference between painting with a brush and a spray can. In a lot of ways, it’s a textual thing - essentially it’s another tool to put the paint on, or in terms of beer, another way to create flavour. I chose Cryo hops to help generate the refined but concentrated, explosive flavouring.”
“But it is about balance, and I like to use Cryo and regular T90 hops together. Through all of the trials that I’ve done, I've found that when used well together, you get all the smooth intensity and lustre and all the cut-through and impact that you don't get from either pellet type alone.