The Yakima Chief Hops lab team has pioneered cutting-edge analysis techniques with the goal of unlocking maximum aroma potential. There are hundreds of novel compounds present in hops and the YCH scientists have been attempting to understand which make their way into finished beer, ultimately contributing to the citrus and tropical aromatics we love. With data from their recent studies at hand, they set out to engineer a hop pellet that "maximizes the synergies between impactful aromatic components, monoterpene alcohols, esters, and polyfunctional thiols." Cryo Pop™ is the explosively aromatic result.
We teamed up with our friend Kyle at Horus Aged Ales to explore this innovative new ingredient, crafting a Double IPA recipe with a simple and soft malt bill meant for the hops to shine upon. bierpop! pours a hazy, deep yellow and wastes no time presenting vibrant notes reminiscent of a pineapple and mango smoothie. The initial burst of tropicality clears the way for supporting aromas of summer picnic watermelon, peach rings, and citrus slushy. A generous portion of flaked wheat lays the groundwork for a fluffy mouthfeel, allowing bierpop! to finish medium-bodied with just a touch of candied sweetness.
STYLE: Double IPA
HOPS: Mosaic, Cryo Pop
MALT: American 2-Row Barley, Flaked Wheat