Kyoto Brewing Co. - Wholesale

甘 (Kan)

Are we the only ones to feel that the homogenization of the IPA style into hazy variations of the same theme? This is one of the questions behind the inspiration for our new Six Tastes IPA series exploring the portrayal of the six taste sensations (sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter, and umami) through a variety of IPAs.

The first release explores sweetness, but don’t worry—we didn’t set out to make a sweet IPA with lactose and vanilla. Instead, we decided to explore two things: the “sweet” smelling and tasting nuances of hops and the bitter perception that hops can portray even without being boiled. To accomplish this, we crafted an IPA that is very low on bittering, but very high on hop flavor and aroma. Hop varieties Citra, Ekuanot, and Sabro give hints of orange, apricot, passion fruit, and coconut. The malt recipe uses Golden Promise, Vienna, and wheat to lend a sweet and round character to the base flavor of the beer. All of this is tied together with an addition of coconut milk powder to further enhance the sweet characteristics of the hop flavors and aromas while still ensuring this is very much an IPA.

We are excited to share this first release of a new series of beer and to see what your reaction is to our exploration of what it means to be an IPA!

Malt Bill:
Golden Promise, Vienna, Wheat
Bittering - None
Flavour/Aroma - Citra, Ekuanot, Citra Cryo, Ekuanot Cryo, Sabro
Coconut Powder
American Ale
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