Here we are again, it is that time of year and there is a certain nip in the air. Our thoughts turn to thermal underwear and some invariably smutty innuendo. (Yes, it is a half dressed woman on the clip, we’ll cut out the middle woman and send it to Pumpclip Parade ourselves)
We think its a great name but the beer has very little to do with winter when you think this fantastic beer has been liberally hopped with gorgeous sun soaked New Zealand aroma lupulins.
We pimped the malt grist this year, pale pilsner malt accented with a splash of Carafa and Carared malts from the German malting specialists, Weyerman located in Bamgerg. There is a real depth and dimension to the malt side.
For hop grist, Motueka and Nelson Sauvin were added through the boil to capture some of the different elements of the precious hop oil fractions. The lemoney lime citrus from the Motueka melds with the sweet malt to hint of grapefruit bitterness. The Nelson overlays with a winey passionfruit and fresh mango. Mmmmm Deeeelish.
The aroma is really rich tropical fruits and it carries through into the flavour which balances really nicely as the subtle touch of roast malts play on the citrus hops to give the beers its fruity characteristic…