Northern Monk Brew Co.

25.01 LAURA SLATER // EVERYDAY ABSTRACT // SINGLE HOP DDH IPA

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7.2% ABV // 1.0769 OG // 8 EBC // 20 IBU // 440ML

THE NEW ZEALAND HOP VARIETY NELSON SAUVIN IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER BY CRAFT BREWERS WORLDWIDE. HOWEVER, BEING GROWN IN A SMALL COUNTRY SUCH AS NZ, WITH A TOTAL HOP ACREAGE SMALLER THAN THE UK, ITS POPULARITY IS COUNTERED BY ITS LOW AVAILABILITY.

We’d waited a long time to brew a single hop IPA with our small 2019 allocation burning a metaphorical hole in our cold store, and what better time than the start of a new patrons series devoted to showcasing our favourite varieties individually?

We built a grist of super pale malt, wheat, malted and flaked oats, backed with a touch of maltodextrin for extra robustness. We added our first Nelson Sauvin as a 5g/l whirlpool hopping addition before dry hopping over 3 additions to a total of 26g/l through fermentation. As the name suggests, this hop contributes unique flavours of sauvignon grape to the beer, as well as distinct notes of gooseberry, lychee and elderflower, a hint of earthiness and some stone fruit to complement the esters of our house IPA yeast.