Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Beer of the Week. Jigsaw DDH IPL by Rye River , with help from Yakima Chief Hops

Beer of the Week. Rye River with help from Yakima Chief Hops

Rye River Jigsaw DDH IPL 5.0% ABV, 440 ml can Bradleys

In your glass you see a beautiful pale gold colour with millions of little bubbles racing towards the soft white top. “Piecing together what we love about lager and IPA”, say Rye River, very happy with this collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops. It is, as you’d expect, quite a hoppy beer, more so on the palate than on the nose. But this hybrid (between IPA and lager) is

never hop dominated, just well balanced.

Rye River: “Our new DDH (double dry hopped) Indian Pale Lager is a light and crisp masterpiece, dry-hopped with Mosaic hops. Thanks to YCH, we’ve combined three Mosaic products for a perfect fit. đŸ§© Get ready to solve your beer puzzle!” With the vibrant verve of a lager and the handshake of hops, this is very pleasing overall and an immediate candidate for Beer of the Week.

What did Yakima Chief actually bring to the party? YCH 701 & 702 Trial extracts and classic T90 Mosaic is the hoppy answer.

Yakima Chief is a 100% grower-owned network of family hop farms in the Northwest (Washington) of the US. They are uniquely positioned to establish strong relationships between the growers who supply quality hops and the brewing customers who utilize the products in their beers.

“Operating for more than 30 years, we have become more than a hop supplier. We are a resource for brewers…. We are advocates of sustainability and meaningful social causes, working to support the environment and communities around us.”

Geek Bits

Malts: Wheat Malt, Pilsner Malt.

Hops: Cascade, Herkules, MOsaic, Tradition.

Yeast: German Bock Yeast.

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