Not like us not to pepper your week with some big hoppy bangers so here’s Ratio. We’re pushing our mash filter to its limits here, packing this grist out with 50% Oats and Wheat while leaving just enough room for some Barley to really fluff and cream this silly thing up. Heavy additions of Columbus, El Dorado and Chinook in the Whirlpool, fermented on peachy and soft bodied London Ale III then dry hopped to hell with some favourites of ours – Sultana (formally Denali) and BRU1 at 20g/L.
The result is an oily, resinous and heady nosed kick of pineapples, sticky fruit pastilles, bubblegum and a touch of dank that swells the nostrils. Flavour matches and has a light bitterness to boot, balancing all that sweet creamy chewy hop fix and leaving you looking forward to the next gulp. It’s a belter of an IPA.
Brouwerij: Whiplash, Dublin – Ierland.