Northern Monk Patrons Project 31.01 // Smugone // The Pilgrimage // TIPA

by Northern Monk


Country: UK | Style: Triple India Pale Ale | Size: 440ml | %ABV: 10 

From Northern Monk:

This first beer in our Patrons Project with Smugone starts as we intend to go on. This series will be all about big beers and big hops, and we intend to set the bar as high as possible with this 10% Triple IPA.

We started with a classic NE base loaded with plenty of oats and wheat, double-mashed to achieve as much fermentable sugar content as we could in the super rich, silky wort, and then hopped heavily in the whirlpool with Idaho 7 and T90 pellets, alongside Citra Cryo and Incognito for maximum saturation.

The dry hop is a truly tropical affair, with aromas of mango, pineapple and papaya alongside freshly squeezed, zesty orange juice notes from a combination of Citra, Idaho 7 and El Dorado. A touch of Cashmere brings a herbal lemon twist underneath.

A brewery renowned for creative collaborations in brewing and beyond - they work with charitable organisations, local businesses and artists. The Refectory at The Old Flax Store is a must see destination on the outskirts of Leeds, where they have a tap room and regularly host events. Their beers are unique, creative and brewed to some of the highest standards seen in the UK craft beer scene.