8 Degrees Citra Single Hop IPA 440ml Can
The malt body for these brews is simple, yet elegant, designed to showcase the wonderful hop flavours and aromas. We decided to put this hop’s fabulous tropical fruit flavours on display: think lychee, passion fruit and guava plus some ripe stone fruit.
Short description: single hop IPA – juicy – citrus bite
Style: single hop IPA
Hop: Citra – what else!
Malt: two row base Irish malt
Strength: 5.7% ABV
Bitterness: 62 IBUs
Colour/appearance: pale orange colour, fluffy white head.
Aroma: full-on tropical fruit juice. The sweet top note is undercut with bitter aroma.
Flavour: those tropical fruits come through all the way in this luscious and full bodied beer. Enough malt backbone to let the passion fruit and guava flavours shine, balanced with strong, persistant orange pith bitterness. Both sweet and tart, with a gloriously juicy mouthfeel.
Aftertaste: full on bitterness with a decent citrus bite.
Food pairings: the bitterness will cut beautifully through sweet low-and-slow pulled pork served with spiced peach relish. This beer also will counterbalance the bold flavours of barbecued chicken wings and play nicely with some grilled spicy fresh Gubbeen chorizo sausages. Try it with a not-too-sweet Key Lime pie for a full-on citrus ending to your meal.