Smash! Boom! Amarillo!

One of our favorite Single Malt and Single Hop (SMaSH) combinations. An easy drinking, refreshing IPA loaded with Amarillo hop character, but still plenty of Vienna malt goodness to back it up.  Vienna malt provides a sweet cereal/bready character and light body. Heavy doses of Amarillo hops bring pineapple, pear, peach, and pine to the party. Restrained bitterness allows the malt and hop flavors to shine, and keeps the beer easy drinking.

Recipe Available Here

Vienna malt is just one of the malts that you can’t go wrong with. Many other brewers are using at least a portion of it in their IPA recipes as a way to add malt complexity without using caramel/crystal malts. Amarillo is just an all around sexy hop that works wonders in hoppy recipes, but has¬†enough complexity to be a solo ingredient. We ferment dry to keep the overall drinkability high.

Pair with thai food, burgers, and mellow/creamy cheeses.