Our brewers love to play around with these styles of beers. And with our Strata coming air freighted, straight from Oregon, this beer boasts some of the freshest hops in the country. We took these hops for a ride, steeping in hot wort and getting bucketed into the fermenter under huge dry hopping regimes. Strap yourself in for the next instalment of our Surfbreak series – Lefties – as it’s landing, and soon!
Forward citrus and tropical fruit. Backed by a light pine and candied fruit. The malt profile is low, giving a soft, pillowy background to highlight the use of these electric American hop varieties. The yeast also plays a large role in the layering and complexity of fruit aromas. Ester aromas consisting of peach and passionfruit add to this depth.
Follows the aroma with heavy citrus and tropical fruit (peach, passionfruit) dancing across the palate. There is some light pine notes on the back end that follow up nicely. Mouthfeel is thick and heavy on the tongue, balanced out with a lighter bitterness that quickly follows. It’s dense and round, but lifted with fine carbonation.