Bursted single hop series Nelson Sauvin IPA
About the Bursted Series:
“Bursted” Single Hop Series – which will be IPAs hopped with a single hop varietal. Traditionally beers are bittered by adding relatively small amounts of hop at the beginning of the boil – this results in the firm bitterness that IPA fiends have come to love. A somewhat newer approach often referred to as “bursting” employs the technique of adding huge amounts of hops very late in the boil, or even after the kettle has been turned off. The large volume gives ample bitterness – and the added bonus of MASSIVE flavor components. This series is all about exploring what each hop adds to both the bitterness and the flavor of the beer when employed only in late additions with no early additions. The malt bill will remain consistent throughout the series, and we promise you.. it won’t get in the way. Release #6 begins with Nelson Sauvin.
Breaking Down the Mash
Nose: Bright pine, light earth, hints of tropical fruit with a very easy dankness. The Nose is quite a prominent and note-worthy feature in this sample.
Flavor:Medium firm well rounded bitterness. Overall the tropical and pine notes from nose are not present in the flavor and if anything the earthiness quaffs off pallet and up through nose. After initial hoppy sip the bitterness drys the sides of tongue and upper pallet. Very light if any semblance to grapes or sauvignon blanc. Generally presents a defined but not assertive bitterness on the earthy side of flavor.
isn’t exactly the point of this ale. The point is to showcase the Nelson Sauvin variety, and a fun fact for this brewer/blogger, its all just late addition hopping.
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