Bandit Brewery Releases Hawai’ipa Raspberry Mango Milkshake IPA
On February 15, 2018 At 11:30 am
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TORONTO, ON – Bandit Brewery has announced the release of its first full-scale entry into the “dessert beer” genre.
Hawai’ipa Raspberry Mango Milkshake IPA (7% abv) is described as follows:
The idea behind this beer was to mix to contrasting flavours to the palate: the tropical sweetness of mangos, which is rounded up by the addition of lactose, and the tart bitterness of raspberries and hops. The brewing method is quite similar to our other IPAs […] it all begins with the mash, which has a high content of oats. After the initial boil and primary fermentation is done and the sugars from the grains have been used up, we’ve added lactose to give the beer its smooth character. The fruit was added soon after that straight into the fermentor and then we allowed it to chew up the fruit sugars (fructose, glucose, etc.) for about a week, releasing the aromatic compounds that will make this beer unique. A hefty addition of Citra and Mosaic hops were used to bitter the beer. Finally, for the dry-hopping part that gives the beer its particular IPA qualities, we used Australian Vic Secret and Enigma hops. This last step is essential in order to avoid having an overly sweet beer. The result is a juicy, yet dry and bitter IPA.
Hawai’ipa is available now in the Bandit taproom and bottle shop. For more details, see the full announcement on the Bandit website.