“I was gonna say bingo and then I was like jackpot’s better but then it was too late, I was halfway through the word.”
-Jake Peralta, Brooklyn 99
New to Daft Brewing this week – Bingpot, a Hazy New England IPA brought to you by brewmaster Ryan Dhillon, and assistant to the regional brewmaster, Addie O’Hara.
Best described as super juicy, this IPA is double dry hopped with a ridiculous amount of Citra, Amarillo, and El Dorado hops. These three hops add a ton of tropical and citrus notes to the beer. The first dry hop addition occurs during fermentation to kickoff biotransformation, where the yeast breaks down longer chain compounds to unlock more complex tropical and fruity flavours. The final dry hopping occurs right before packaging to create a burst of aroma.
The chemistry of the brewing water is carefully balanced to create a creamy mouthfeel with a soft smooth finish. This is complemented with a large addition of oats and wheat to the malt bill, which creates the haze that carries the tropical flavour of the hops straight to your taste buds.
“The first thing people are going to notice about the appearance of this beer is that it’s very pale, but it’s too hazy to see through.” detailed Ryan. “Unlike many West Coast IPAs that are clear and highly bitter with a crisp clean finish, the New England IPA isn’t very bitter, but instead offers a lot of juicy hop flavour and aroma.”
Bingpot will be pouring from the taps at Daft Brewing and available in the bottle shop starting Thursday March 5th. You will soon find it around Kingston at select pubs. It’s taking off!