This beer was brewed in collaboration with Amsterdam at Great Lakes on October 30th and features 100kg of late harvest Chinook hops, which was added in its entirety to the whirlpool of this 3000 litre batch. The Chinook hops come from Yakima, Washington, an area known for their world class hops.
This collab beer pours a lovely burnt orange with a snowy white head that begs to be instagrammed. Swirl the glass around to experience a wide range of amazing aromas – pineapple, lychee, grapefruit, pine resin, juicy fruit bubblegum, nerd candies and then the dankness comes out. And that’s just the hops. A touch of sweetness (honey) from the malts alongside a gentle whiff of alcohol notes.
Life Sentence IIIPA starts off with a punch of sweetness that almost immediately gives way to a big battering of hops like being hit with a ball and chain from the leg of a skeleton. Big pine presence meshed in with a healthy dose of tropical fruits (kiwi, grapefruit). For 10% and 100+ IBUs, this behemoth IIIPA has a soft mouthfeel with a pleasant level of carbonation that helps tame the 100kg of hops. Juicy in the middle, finishing bone-dry.
Food Pairing Recommendations
Thai green curry chicken from Amsterdam Brewhouse, Carrot cake, cotton candy,
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