On The Brink - IPA with Citra and Nelson Sauvin
In our never-ending pursuit of brewing innovation and creativity, we decided to add a fun and unique twist on one of our favorite year-round beers. For this experiment, we transferred some of our Shatter Cone IPA wort into one of our Yeast Brink vessels (get it? “On the Brink”?) where it undergoes primary fermentation, except this time we changed up the dry hop blend. In this case, we’ve dry hopped it with 2.5 lbs per barrel of Citra and Nelson Sauvin. The result is a more dank and resinous version of Shatter Cone that has a big finish of white wine, sweet peaches and ripe grapefruit on the palate. A fun and fresh new beer for all of you Shatter Cone IPA fans and hop heads out there!
- Style: IPA
- ABV: 7.0
- IBU: 55
- SRM: 6.0
|Malts:||2-Row, Golden Promise, Premium English Caramalt, Flaked Barley|
|Hops:||Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Idaho 7, Belma|
|Available:||Limited Release - TAPROOM ONLY|
Behind The Name
Our yeast brinks are traditionally home to our two house yeast strains (San Diego Super for ales and German Bock for lager), where we propagate healthy yeast cultures that ferment wort into delicious beer! Our yeast brinks are essentially just smaller fermentation tanks, so we decided to try out a smaller scale fermentation in between yeast pitches. The experiment: take one of our favorite beers, Shatter Cone IPA, and change the dry hop blend. Normally, Shatter Cone receives a double dry hop of Idaho 7, Belma and Hallertau Blanc. For this beer, we changed that up to a blend of Citra and Nelson Sauvin. The result: an absolutely delicious and distinct (in a good way!) take on Shatter Cone IPA! When you try some at the taproom, please let us know what you think of this experiment!