I dig Double IPAs and this one's made with Citra hop hash!
SweetWater has their ongoing one-and-done potent Dank Tank series poppin' regularly and they get quite experimental with them. Well my homey, Head Brewer Nick Nock, and the rest of the 'Water posse showed off with this one! At 8.5 percent and ingeniously using Citra hop hash, "...a pure, concentrated form of hop resin scraped straight from the belly of Yakima Valley hop pelletizers," I was not mad at it all!
To fully flex their creative muscle, SweetWater's artwork did a play on music legend Johnny Cash's name and gangster photo of him flippin' the bird during a concert in 1969 at San Quentin prison in Cali by photographer Jim Marshall. It was a picture for the warden. Word! This is it:
As for the beer which is just as rebellious, Slick Nick says, “Johnny Hash is a unique IPA for hop lovers. Using hop hash was uncharted territory for us and we didn’t know exactly what we were going to get from it. We kept the grain bill pretty basic and used a limited amount of traditional hops, then beefed up the hop hash to a pound per barrel to really pack a punch and best allow its flavor to come through.”
|Photo by SweetWater|
I was really pleased by this joint and would love to see what you have to say about it. It's in stores now. Remember two things:
- IPAs are supposed to be consumed as fresh as possible in order to deliver the best aroma and tasting agents brewers intend for us to experience.
- This will never be brewed again so grab one before they are ghost!
Oh yeah, and SweetWater has the 10th Annual SweetWater 420 Fest is popping this weekend featuring Steel Pulse on Friday and crazy events throughout the weekend. Here is the schedule.