Eighty-Eight Brewing Co.

Leisure Center

Hazy IPA

6.3% | 35 IBU

cans Only

  • Dive in hop heads
Leisure Center - Hazy IPA

Dive in hop heads...new adventures in hop technology!!
For Leisure Center we've used multiple types of hop technologies with several hopping techniques to achieve very high dry hopping rates, huge aromas, and juicy flavors while minimizing grassy notes and vegetal flavors. Technically, this hopping rate would be 3x bigger than anything we've done yet! 30 grams per liter!! This beer uses the same water profile from Pillow Talk and even creamier malt bill with several different varieties of oats. Then cometh the hops! We started with heavy whirlpool additions of Ekuanot Incognito, Citra Incognito, and Citra Cryo and after the whirlpool, we performed a DIP hop which is essentially steeping the hops before pushing into the fermenter. This helps pull compounds that would be volatilized at higher temperatures, yet not quite extracted at dry hop temps, adding a huge aroma and flavor boost. Once in the fermenter we did a double dry hop with Citra Cryo and Ekuanot. Which added even more layers of hoppy goodness!


First brew

Jun 2 2021

Appearance

Golden yellow, thick haze, thick white head

Aroma

Heavy berry and stone fruits up front. Layered underneath you'll find citrus, pine, grapefruit. Super dank.

Flavour

Sweet, but not too sweet, lots of stone fruits, very juicy. Slight grapefruit.

Mouthfeel

Low carb, really smooth and creamy, full bodied. Slight lingering bitterness.

Key ingredients

Ekuanot ,Citra, Incognito