Eight Degrees Brewing - Amarillo Single Hop IPA tap badgeSmooth on the outside, crunchy on the inside…oh, those were armadillos. Amarillo, on the other hand, is the fourth in our single hop trilogy. OK, so we’re easily confused, not great at numbers – but we do make tasty beer.

The Amarillo hop, unlike the armadillo, is famous for its high levels of myrcene. What does that mean? It’s all the good stuff: a flavour profile rammed full of grapefruit, melon, apricot and peach…with not a crunch in sight.

Short description: single hop IPA – soft bitterness – summer sipper

Style: single hop IPA
Hops: Amarillo
Malt: two row base Irish malt
Strength: 5.7% ABV
Bitterness: 62 IBUs

Tasting notes
Colour/appearance: orange with a foamy white head.
Aroma: bright citrus pith and apricot.
Flavour: this beer is tangarine-tastic! It’s got full-on intense fruit flavours, oodles of stone fruit and a touch of melon.
Aftertaste: a lingering humming bitterness.

Food pairings
Summertime and the living is easy. Pull together a platter of cured meats – choose from some fantastic Irish suppliers like McCarthy’s Butchers in Kanturk, Gubbeen Smokehouse and James McGeough in Oughterard – with Irish farmhouse cheese: Hegarty’s cheddar and Cashel Blue work well with this kind of citrusy IPA. Add a few slices of crusty sourdough, a handful of gherkins, a little pot of rhubarb chutney and a couple of bottles of Amarillo Single Hop IPA and you have the perfect summer evening feast.

Launch Date: August 2016.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: Bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs)

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