The theme this time is IPA + 'umami'. In order to impart its savouriness character, we used ingredients often used to make dashi (stock) that is prevalently found in Japanese cuisine. Although uncommon for beer ingredients, the underlying taste is somewhat nostalgic and makes for a unique IPA.
[Character]The 'umami' components of the beer accentuates the sweetness of the malt without leaving behind an unexpected aftertaste. This is then backed up with fresh, earthy-aroma hops. Lastly, English ale yeast helps blend all the individual components together to create something that is well-rounded on the palate and a pleasure to drink.[Food Pairing]Duck, Mashroom, Rich type of Cheese, Grilled Fish (especially Saury or Mackerel)[Brewer's Voice]This beer explores the taste sense umami in the IPA style. While we used shijimi and konbu to contribute umami, the flavor is not affected. Instead, they combine to give the beer a richer and deeper character. This beer is also our first ever English IPA, allowing the umami character to accent the malt and yeast flavors that the style is known for.StyleIPASeriesSix TastesABV6.0%IBU42Gas Volume2.5MaltMaris OtterHopPahto, US GoldingsYeastEnglish AleOthersShijimi, Konbu CategoryHapposhuJAN4589718740720Best Before2021/12/22