Organic Conspiracy - Crannóg Ales
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.15/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Crannog was the first certified organic farm brewery in Canada, and now there is one more on the East Coast...
" “Left of Breton, the Organic Conspiracy” is an Imperial IPA celebrating hops and organic brewing from coast to coast. Brewed by both Crannóg Ales and Big Spruce Brewing from Cape Breton, using hops from our own hopyards (Left Fields and Breton Fields respectively), this beer is a great big hop hit. Big malt body and a solid alcohol sweetness (7.8% alc/vol) are thrown over the top by a first charge of Galena hops. Finished with Cascades and Chinook for a citrus and pine nose, the beer has an exciting exhalation of wintry northwoods.
The recipe was created by both brewers (Jeremy White at Big Spruce and our own Brian MacIsaac). The first batch was made in October by the whole lot of us at Big Spruce, and released in November. Now it’s our turn!"
A: Copper with an off-white head, thin ring of retention, shows some leg.
S: Grapefruit rind, pine, somewhat herbal, jaggery sugar, alcohol and hints of field berries.
T: There some residual sweetness upfront, but it's not at all cloying. This backed by a fairly extreme bitterness (that's somewhat herbal, with bitter orange rind and piny resin). Additional flavours of candied pineapple, with some underlying biscuit and hints of nut. Warming alcohol in the finish. Personally I'd use some more finishing hops, but I really like this one.
M: Light residual sweetness produces a moderate to full body with a light hop acidity, and an off-dry, somewhat drying alcohol finish.
O: I know some people have preconceived notions as to what a DIPA should be, as developed on the West Coast. Vinny says it should be all about the hops, while others strive for some malt balance. This one is the latter, and it is done very well.
Serving type: growler
01-18-2014 04:28:19 | More by Derek
Organic Conspiracy from Crannóg Ales
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