This beer uses the new Low Colour Maris Otter, and boy did this malt show its colours. It is so very pale, unlike any ale you have seen. It is super pale, as pale as you would expect from a Czech or German Pilsner. Very impressive. On top of this pale malt, we slammed the new US trial variety hop (still to be named commercially) HBC 682. This is one of the highest alpha hops in the world coming in at 20.4% alpha acid. We kind of went over the top with using it in the whirlpool, and also dry hopping, but it has really explodes the aroma and flavour of this beer. Huge fresh resinous pine, and tropical fruits like pineapple, and mango. This beer screams big green resiny hops while standing on a sold stage of ultra pale malt. A perfect marriage in a glass.