Single-Hop Double IPA
Idaho 7 is a much talked about new hop among brewers recently. We first heard it vociferously endorsed by the guys at Victory when we brewed our pils collab with them last summer. Never having brewed with it, we figured the best way to learn how it behaves with our yeast and processes is to brew a DIPA with 264 pounds of the stuff, and nothing else! We think it’s a very promising varietal, and in our beer we’re tasting a broad spectrum of hop flavors. We’re noticing pronounced orange and peach fruit, some pungent chive/cannabis elements, black tea, and an earthy herbal character reminiscent of the bass tones of Nelson. What do you taste coming from Idaho 7?