North Brewing – North X Full Circle: Fresh Hop American IPA
Made in collaboration with our friends, Full Circle Brewing Company. Yakima Chief Hops brought a fresh batch of hops to the UK, picked straight from the bine, and flash frozen. No drying, no pelletising, whole leaf Mosaic hop cones given to us in the exact same condition as when they were harvested in Washington state!
We took a different approach to the brewing process. We moved the cooled wort from our whirlpool back to our mash tun, where the hop cones steeped in the wort slowly releasing those beautiful golden beads of Lupulin, then moving it over to the fermentation tank!
The result is a classic American IPA full of chewy and resinous hop character! Sticky pine, bitter resin, pops of bubblegum, tones of fresh squeezed lime juice and a dry woody finish all laid on a sweet crunchy biscuit classic old school American IPA base made up of extra pale and crystal malt.