Eighty-Eight Brewing Co.

Danger Zone

West Coast IPA

7.5% | 68 IBU

taproom & cans

  • Very Hoppy

True to style West Coast IPA. Big and bitter. Hefty malt bill consisting of Pilsner, Munich, and Caramel Steam. Munich adds body, bread notes, and a hint of color. The Caramel Steam will add sweetness, color, and those hints of caramel that are consistent with the style. In the kettle, we used loads of Centennial and Azacca Hop Hash.

Hop hash is an extremely potent form of hops that is collected during the pelletizing process, raw and unpolished. It is packaged in the form of clumpy, oily, sticky bricks as opposed to the pellets we usually see.

You know the powder at the bottom of your weed grinder? Of course you do. It's called Kief. Hop Hash is basically the Kief that is collected after pelletizing hops, then pressed into sticky bricks. It is highly concentrated Lupulin. A little goes a long way.


First brew

Jul 6 2021

Appearance

Medium gold, verging on almost copper. Persistent white head

Aroma

Intense hop aroma with pine and dank resinous notes, with a backing of citrus and tropical flavors

Flavour

heavy hop flavour, in the style of citrus C hops. These are generously backed by new world hops through mango, melon, and other tropical notes and a gentle sweet maltiness

Mouthfeel

Clean, crisp, and medium-high carbonation. Not astringent, but bitter

Key ingredients

Pilsner, Munich, Caramel Steam, Columbus, Centennial Hop Hash, Azacca Hop Hash, Pacific Sunrise