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Citra IPA collab with Future State
Meet our latest collab with Readings finest, Futurestate. Weighing in at 5.6%, Amity x Futurestate VHS Citra IPA is our latest IPA and the first of its kind here at Amity.
Our friends Futurestate are a UK nanobrewery producing US sunshine state inspired beers paired with 80's music and visuals.
This collab features the daddy of US hops, Citra, in three forms throughout the beer, using Incognito (liquid hops), Lupomax (intense hop oil pellets) and classic T90 (pellet) to get a crazy hit on flavour and aroma.
The result is a beer that is full of fresh citrus flavours & aromas, soft with low bitterness on the finish.
VHS has a simple grain bill of wheat and oats alongside our base malt. Our aim was to brew a more sessionable and easy drinking IPA as neither of us had sub 6% IPAs in our arsenal. Our favourite hop we decided on was Citra. But to really maximise this we used it in three different forms. Incognito in the whirlpool, this variety is 100% flowable hops. For the brewer it has less vegetal matter and minimises losses in the kettle - for flavour it's highly concentrated. Then in the dry hop we used a combination of Berth Haas Lupomax Citra and T90 Citra - both pellets. Lupomax is a concentrated lupulin pellet which is true to flavour. In theory what you do with Lupomax is every KG you use in dry hop with a standard T90 pellet you would use 700g of Lupomax instead. It delivers more flavour but you can use less of it which reduces waste and losses.