DIPA V16 (Cloudwater Collab) - DIPA
Cloudwater’s V-series DIPAs are a thing of legend here at Range. When owners Matt and Gerard were living in London and starting to slowly plant the seed in their minds for our brewery, it was these beers from a small brewery (at the time) from Manchester making hazy, juicy, IPAs that lit the flame. The boys used to drink long necks of V-series DIPA on the tube before a night out on the town. As you can imagine, when Paul from Cloudwater asked us to join them in making V16, it was a truly proud and full circle moment for us all here at Range.
We've boldly pushed the boundaries of contemporary liquid hop offerings in this brew. While liquid hops have traditionally played a supporting role in our most innovative beers, evolving their impact as technology and real-world feedback shape their usage, this time we wanted them to take centre stage in the brewing process.
Our aim was to maximise the potential of these full-flavour liquid hop extracts, producing an abundance of aroma and a profound hop resin character. The hop line-up starts with Citra Incognito from Barth Haas, followed by Nelson and Motueka SubZero HopKief from Freestyle for biotransformation. It then progresses to Galaxy and Citra Spectrum before finishing off with Nelson and Motueka Amplifire green hops oil from Clayton Hops, resulting in a layered complexity that rivals the finest dry-hop offerings available.
The outcome is a huge New Zealand-led bouquet of grape, lime, and gooseberry, complemented by lingering citrus and peach flavours on a dense resinous body that will have you savouring the intense, all-encompassing hop experience.
Hops: Citra Cryo, Citra Lupomax, Citra Spectrum, Galaxy Spectrum, Nelson Sauvin HopKief, Motueka HopKief, Nelson Sauvin Amplifier Hop Oil, Motueka Amplifier Hop Oil
Allergens: Gluten, Barley, Wheat