A juicy IPA whose signature is her captivating tropical aroma[Character]A marriage of tropical hop notes with our house yeast's apricot, pineapple and banana notes all coming together to form a fresh and dry yet lingering character.[Food Pairing]Fruit tart, Grilled camambert cheese, Steak frites[Naming]A younger sister to our Belgian Double IPA, Mario, “Mari” also comes from the word “Marihana”, often referring to the hop flowers or “cones”, and “ko” being a popular last kanji in Japanese female names.
Mariko was born from the same Belgian yeast strain as Mario but, in comparison, is a tad less aggressive than her older brother at 6% and also has less of a bitter streak.
Mario and Mariko’s papa, Chris, is so proud of his daughter Mariko and how much of an approachable IPA she is. I guess fathers always do tend to favour their daughters over sons... [Brewer's Voice]Mariko was one of the first Belgian IPAs we made outside of Ichii Senshin and one of the first that paired more tropical hops with our house yeast. It also incorporated new hopping techniques that we learned through visits abroad and quickly became a favorite of both out staff and customers. We have continued to make small adjustments with each release, and the hopping regimine for this batch is a little bit different than in the past. We hope the changes are welcome ones!StyleBelgian IPASeriesMari FamilyABV6.0%IBU31Gas Volume2.6MaltPilsner, Wheat, Vienna HopPolaris, Mosaic, Citra, Ekuanot YeastBelgian AleCategoryBeerJAN4589718740119Best Before2023/04/10