Creature Comforts Releasing Their Most Hoppy Beer To Date: Duende

02 November 2016

imageFrom Creature Comforts:

Join us on November 8th for the onsite release** of Duende (8%) a Double IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, & Simcoe hops.

Tasting notes from the brewer:

Duende is a hazy marigold in appearance with fluffy white foam. This beer is elegant for a Double IPA which leads to surprisingly easy drinkability. First impressions are a bright almost citrusy pine note that quickly switches gears to huge fruit notes: orange, grapefruit, apricot, and tangerine. There’s a consistent fruit flesh flavor to the beer that adds a wonderful complexity to the bright citrus notes as the overtones dance around the fleshy notes, supporting without ever getting in the way. As the flavor finishes there’s subtle earth and berry notes that come through and the beer finishes with a perfectly balanced bitterness that rounds out the alcohol sweetness and immediately invites you to take another sip.

Remarks on innovation:

With this beer, we believe we achieved deep hop flavors and structure (mouthfeel and flavor experience). By using such an intense quantity of hops (we used about 6lbs of hops/bbl -more than Crescendo!) we are exploring layers of hop complexity not found in any other beer we’ve made before. In the spirit of innovation, we also tried a new process for this beer involving our centrifuge, which we think helped squeeze all the hop oils out. Aside from that, we used the most hops that we’ve ever put in any beer before at CCBC!

**This is a brewery only release.
Stay tuned for:
A pale ale!

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