Bottle-conditioned fine creamy head on top. Medium bodied feel with sweet bitter taste. It has a unique note of cedar and complex spicy yet mild aroma of British traditional hops such as Kent Goldings and Challenger.
This IPA pairs beautifully with any dishes prepared with ginger, or with sushi or sashimi. Strong and sharp cheeses, like the Roquefort or Stilton would also pair nicely.
The brewing process starts with the polishing, washing, soaking and steaming of rice [25% of total grain bill] to break down complex type b-starch molecules into short type a ones. Only type A starch molecules can be converted into sugar by the use of sake yeast. Afterwards, pilsner malt is added to the mashing process. After lautering Hallertauer hops is added in the brew kettle. Further complicating matters, two different yeasts, ie ale and sake yeast, must be used as regular beer yeast is not able to convert the rice sugars into alcohol.
Try with salmon steaks, grilled sardines, Thai food, gamy sausages, steaks and barbecue.