Our goal was to make a DIPA that was as pure an expression of hop character as possible. with little interference from esters, yeast. or malt sweetness. The hops in question are Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin. Waimea. and Comet-- two North American stunners that provide huge amounts of grapefruit, berry, mango, and sweet pine. The two Southern Hemisphere varietals, known for their intensity, add in notes of petrol. cantaloupe. papaya. and white Bordeaux. Who is Giuseppe Warlock you ask? He (or she?) is the Keyser Soze of Northwest hops, the talisman of clear IPAs, a graffito scrawled in a bathroom, a Nessie, perhaps real perhaps not, an unsubstantiated belief, and the spiritual godparent of this delicious beer.
CANTALOUPE, PAPAYA, AND WHITE BORDEAUX