12 June 2009

[VIDEO] Adding Hops to Epic Armageddon IPA 2009 + other important details

Today Epic Armageddon IPA was brewed again.

The first batch (1000 litres) was brewed at Hallertau BrewBar in 2008 as part of the inaugural West Coast IPA Challenge at The Malthouse.

Epic Armageddon IPA 2009 will be available as a limited release beer both on tap and in 500ml bottles from mid July around New Zealand.

This may well be the hoppiest beer currently (possibly ever) brewed in New Zealand. It is brewed in the American IPA style (style descriptor below)

Launch Parties:
Friday 17th July - The Malthouse, Wellington
Friday 24th July - Brew on Quay, Auckland

More details about the beer and its journey will follow.

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81. American-Style India Pale Ale
American-style India pale ales have intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content. The style is further characterized by fruity, floral and citrus-like American-variety hop character. Note that “fruity, floral and citrus-like American-variety hop character” is the perceived end, but may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. The use of water with high mineral content results in a crisp, dry beer. This pale gold to deep copper-colored ale has a full, flowery hop aroma and may have a strong hop flavor (in addition to the hop bitterness). India pale ales possess medium maltiness and body. Fruity-ester flavors and aromas are moderate to very strong. Diacetyl can be absent or may be perceived at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
Original Gravity (ºPlato): 1.060 1.075 (14.7 18.2 ºPlato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (ºPlato): 1.012 1.018 (3 4.5 ºPlato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 5 6% (6.3 7.5%)
Bitterness (IBU): 40 70
Color SRM (EBC): 6 14 (12 28 EBC)

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