We’re all about innovation and using the most modern techniques and processes in our brewing here at Polly’s HQ. When our hop merchant presented the idea of Spectrum hops earlier in the year, we were immediately hooked in and interested to see what we could utilise them in. As hops in pure liquid form, we’re able to use less, but maintain the intensity of aroma and flavour throughout, adding an extra level of complexity we’ve never been able to achieve previously. With less vegetal matter within the beer too boot, this means we yield even more beer, which means more beer for everyone to enjoy!
Our first dip into using these hops in an DIPA style features a mixture of 20kg of Mosaic and Citra pellet hops, paired up with 3kg of Mosaic and Citra Spectrum; expect slightly more intense gooseberry, lychee and grapefruit notes from Citra, backed up with a tropical medley of mango, peach and tangerine notes from Mosaic.