Just like you, but different
The Hybrid Box. Workshop brewing has taken their core range of beer, and used them as a base to experiment with different combinations and ratios of dry hops… The result – their Hybrid range.
For the Social #Herevana session I’ve picked up a mixed 6 pack, or is that a 2-way 3-way? and for this, the final session I’m having the Wakey Jakey
Wakey Jakey Hybrid 500ml bottle
02 – Amalaxy (Amarillo + Galaxy) in a 3:1 ratio for a beer at 6.7% ABV
03 – Galarillo (Galaxy + Amarillo) in a 3:1 ratio for a beer at 6.7% ABV
Amarillo a moderate bittering quality while lush floral and orangey citrus aromas add fresh flavor to any type of beer
Galaxy the fullest pungent citrus and tropical passion fruit flavors to a brew.
What could possibly go wrong? And also what a lovely idea of swapping the hop ratios. The Amalaxy was really easy drinking and easily a session beer.
A deep earthier aroma, and a much livelier pour as I had over spillage. I like a head on beer but there is a line.
The change of hop ratios has really changed this beer, and this really is a deeper earthier version of the #02 version I just had.
More bitterness, and a prickly lingering note in this for me, and that’s moved it away from the session beer to something a little more hardcore, not that this beer is ‘hardcore’, but in this format is robust enough to put up against quite a few of the established hitters and hold it’s own as a solid good drinking bar beer.
I’m less happy quaffing this than the 02 but let me stress again, that I’d love to live near the brewery and have the chance to have a favourite beer that they have the confidence and nuts to change up and twist a little, if only in limited amounts.
This would be ideal if I was easting something, as it would not be cowered by something hot spicy or flavourful, which reminds me that I missed out on the cheese and crackers this time around.
The winner for me is the Amarillo in this and that lovely floral softness that I got in the 02 that I don’t at all get in this 03 which is a deep heavier tasting beer. I really did like them both though, but, barkeep a pint of the 02 please.
The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. I nice beer at the heavier end of the taste scale for my tastes, which isn’t a bad thing, it’s just not my thing, and you know the best thing with this experience is that at least I begin to understand the effect and attributes that a hop brings to a beer, in this case Galaxy is giving me that deeper note. I’m probably wrong of course, and off beam,
I now have an album from Angus and Julia Stone playing on the Spotify, it’s new, it’s called Life is Strange
Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.Philip himself.
A limited edition small batch Wakey Jakey Hybrid showcasing Amarillo and Galaxy big dry hop combo. Ratio 3:1 Be wise drink fresh.Brewers Notes
The India Pale Ale (IPA) is used to describe a hop-forward, bitter, dryish beer. None of these beers ever historically went to India, and many aren’t pale.The standard version generally stands for the American IPA and range between 5.0-7.0 ABV. The American IPA is a decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through. The “East Coast IPA” is more balanced, offering a malt sweetness with citrus and fruity hop character with a nice little hop bitterness, more reminiscent to traditional english IPAs. In the case of the “West Coast IPA”, bitterness is the at the frontline and pushes malty sweetness to the very back. Stronger and more highly hopped than an American Pale Ale. Compared to an English IPA, has less of the English character from malt, hops, and yeast, less body, and often has a more hoppy balance and is slightly stronger than most examples. Less alcohol than a Double IPA, but with a similar balance. Color ranges from medium gold to light reddish-amber although many substyles exist, each having their own color tone. These other IPA substyles generally are closer-related to their base IPA substyle and should be listed with them, if the substyle is listed.