This IPA from Brothers Beer (5.9 per cent ABV) utilises the new Cryo Pop pellets from Yakima Chief. They are extracted from a blend of American hops and designed as a fire-and-forget solution to aroma in an IPA. Are they any good? Let’s see… The nose is clean and relatively soft, with stone fruit, white grape and grapefruit citrus along with a streak of more lifted tropical melon and pineapple. The palate is still a fairly soft touch, with the tropicals and citrus taking command alongside a nicely dry crunchy malt. A light body, rapid palate and keen bitterness all make for a supremely drinkable IPA that I could blast through a couple of pints of all too easily. As for the effectiveness of Cryo Pop, I’ll need to try some more examples before rendering a verdict, but I’d say it’s working well here.
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