Six months on from the launch of our first Double IPA (55|01), we are launching our second recipe – 55|02, hopped with Mosaic and Columbus – this Friday at the BBNo taproom from 5pm and in venues around London and beyond!
Our first recipe Double IPA used Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe to bring tropical, juicy intensity, whilst remaining balanced and defiantly drinkable for its strength of 9.2%. For our second recipe, we sought a different kind of balance. Mosaic is one of our favourite hops and makes its return for the second recipe, this time paired with resinous, bitter Columbus. A classic among American hop varieties, Columbus lends the dank, spiky, resinous notes to offset the soft, juicy passionfruit and mango flavours of Mosaic. An oily, savoury character offsets the fruity sweetness, with a palate-coating dry, zesty finish.
55|02 was brewed to a lower ABV of 8%, whilst the malt grist remains rounded and light to let the hops shine. One further point of difference: the whole batch is force-carbonated and available exclusively on draught, in KeyKeg only. We hope to be able to release future Double IPA recipes in both keg and bottle again, but until we make sufficient improvements to our packaging technology, we feel we can only assure customers of the beer’s quality for its full shelf life by packaging all of the batch into KeyKeg.
We’ll be pouring 55|02 at our taproom this Friday from 5pm, and the following stockists will also be serving 55|02 from Friday onwards:
The Lantern, Martin