This is the sixth iteration of the Sky Rocket NEIPA. For this mission, Establishment Brewings’ objective was to explore early fermentation dry hopping, which makes it a bit of a throwback to SRII. This approach allows the free geraniol to biotransform into citronellol – quick-shifting the flavour from floral to fruity.
They also changed things up by reverting to a more unassuming malt base. The light colour and flavour of Pilsner malt let the hops sing. After all, hops are the name of the Sky Rocket game – Mosaic and El Dorado to name a couple.
Sky Rocket VI, 7.3% Alc/vol.
Malt: Pilsner, Flaked Oats, Flaked Wheat, Malted Wheat, Cara-Pils
Hops: Azacca, El Dorado, Mosaic, Columbus
Yeast: Escarpment Labs Foggy London