12th Abbey IPA
We love our hops! so when we came across Summit we fell in love stright away and our IPA is a unapolagetic bromance with this relatively new hop. Our goal is to brew craft beers with character and soul and the soul of this one is Summit!
We bitter with magnum then late hop with loads of cascade we then dry hop with a bucket load of summit which gives our IPA its unique and distinct character.
"Summit Hops are at the top end of the Super Alpha varieties chain with an alpha acid content of 16.0%-18.0%. BAM!!! It has a 6:1 alpha beta ratio and also carries a relatively high co-humulone content at 26.0%-33.0%. Summit is often found in India Pale Ales, mainly in the United States, and its easy to see why. Aside from its bittering qualities, this variety also has strong aromatic qualities which are truly citrus having notes of tangerine, orange, and grapefruit. It has a relatively high overall oil content at 1.5-2.5 mls/100 grams, and perhaps this helps to desrcibe the strong aroma. The oils are all in average ranges with the exception of farnesene oil which barely registers.
Summit Hops is the first dwarf originating from the United States, and is the only low trellis hops in the Yakima Valley. Summit requires hand picking due to the lack of machinery and takes a lot of work as the yield is very high at 2200-2700 lbs/acre. This variety is susceptible to downy mildew, yet tolerant to powdery mildew and verticillium wilt. Summit also stores very well maintaining 85% of its alpha acids after 6 months of storage at 20 degrees C. It is a new variety but already has the attention of brewers, mostly from the United States at this time."
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