Sweet Clementine! Introducing YY* --> MAD (Clementine Milkshake IPA, 6%)
As Summer 2018 slowly comes to an end, we felt the immediate need to try to extend some Summer vibes well into the new season. Our YY* series of Milkshake IPAs has kept us busy all Summer experimenting with different ingredients to pair with this unique and creamy beer style. In the past, we’ve seen some delicious results with fruits like mango, kiwi, and strawberries, but this week we see the release of our first Milkshake IPAs with citrus in it. Our main concern when choosing the right citric fruit was to not overpower the sweetness and creaminess that is desired of the beer style with sourness, so we chose clementines for their juiciness and sweetness. This weekend we’re pleased to introduce YY* --> MAD, an aromatic and smooth new beer with a sweetness akin to a creamsicle. You can’t get more Summer-y than that!
As with every new YY* Milkshake IPA that we produce, small adjustments had to be made to accommodate each specific fruit. In this case, we had to switch the yeast to balance out some of the clementine’s tartness. Fresh clementine juice was added to the mix in the last few steps, so transfer times were also modified in order to get the full clementine flavour coming through. To enhance the beer’s aromas (it is an IPA, after all), we dry-hopped with El Dorado, adding a hint of the tropics with notes of pineapple and mango.
The end result is an easy-drinking and refreshing beer with punchy sweet aromas and a light resiny character. While it’s the first of our Milkshake beers with a slight sourness, the sweetness and creaminess really come through, balancing it all out perfectly. A perfect beer for one last hurrah on our patio!
YY* --> MAD is available this Friday, September 21st on tap and in our bottle shop.