Northern Monk Brew Co.
28.01 LEIMAI LEMAOW // ASTRO GARY // RAINBOW ASTRO BELT SOUR IPA
6.5% ABV // 1.0735 OG // 6 EBC // 15 IBU // 440ML
INGREDIENTS: Malted BARLEY (GLUTEN), OATS (GLUTEN), LACTOSE (MILK), Mango Puree, Raspberry Puree, Orange Juice Concentrate, Lime Juice Concentrate, Hops, Yeast
FOR THIS NEW PATRONS PROJECT SERIES WITH LEIMAI LEMAOW, WE’RE GOING
TO BE TAKING A TRIP TO THE SWEET SIDE. LEIMAI IS A SELF-PROCLAIMED CANDY NUT, SO WE’LL BE TAKING OUR INSPIRATION FOR THE SERIES FROM HER PERSONAL FAVOURITE SWEETS, TO CREATE TASTES OF CHILDHOOD IN LIQUID FORM.
First up, a sour IPA inspired by the colours and flavours of rainbow Astro Belts. We started with a simple hazy IPA base of pale barley malt and plenty of oats, backed up with lactose to round out the mouthfeel. We whirlpool hopped with Citra BBC and then fermented with our house IPA yeast strain.
We selected fruits to represent the colours of the candy that we felt worked well together. Leading with the ripe fruit flavours of mango puree and orange juice, we followed up with plenty of tangy raspberry puree, and finally, a touch of zingy lime juice to give a sour accent to the finish.