This unique double IPA takes the style’s origins of brewing for a long voyage a step further. We were inspired by the indomitable Capt. James Cook whose 3rd voyage made him the first to navigate a treacherous route from England to New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest. Using Cascade hops from each of these regions we created a brew that’s citrusy, earthy, and full of bold character.
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For our double IPA we used Cascade hops from England, New Zealand, & the Pacific Northwest representing 3 key points in Capt. James Cook’s treacherous voyage. Cascade hops originated in the Cascase mountains, and while each of the three is the same hop species, the character changes based on the region, similar to effect of terroir on wine grapes. The blend of Cascade hops at these high levels gives the brew a bright punch of citrusy flavor with distinct notes of grapefruit and pine.. The big citrusy hop character is mellowed by touch of sweetness from honey malt for a flavorful yet surprisingly balanced double IPA.
To add a touch of sweetness to this hoppy brew we use Caramalt and honey malt for a subtle hint of caramel and toffee. This provides a bold malt backbone that balances the hop character of this high IBU brew. The result is a brew that’s citrusy, earthy, and full of bold character.
IPAs were first brewed in the 18th century as highly hopped pale ales to help preserve them along their voyage to British troops. For our take on a stronger double version, we looked to that same era for inspiration. The indomitable Captain James Cook was renowned for his exploration of uncharted territories. On his third voyage he became the first person to navigate the treacherous route from England to New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest on his third voyage. Although that voyage would be his last, the areas he visited were finally linked together. Today, they are also growing regions for Cascade hops, one of signature hops of American IPAs.