Hop Resin Directly On Your Tongue
9.0% abv Imperial IPA ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ 101 IBU (International Bitterness Units)
An intergalactic tangerine colour. The hop intensity is so great you continue to get the flavours developing in your mouth long after you have swallowed. It is full-on ripe summer stonefruit ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ like baked caramalized peaches, drizzled with apricot syrup ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ the hop resin character is fresh and piney but leaves an oily and gum numbing finish as your tongue is pounded by the chronic bitterness that feels like it will last forever.
Released at the 7th Annual West Coast IPA Challenge at the Malthouse in Wellington ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ Epic Lupulingus won 3rd place.
Find a food match that is spicy enough to tackle this monster of a beer. Maybe an Indian hot beef vindaloo?