Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Picaroons Releases Pivot Imperial IPA

(Fredericton, NB) - Picaroons added an new Imperial IPA to the line-up with a twist. Pivot Imperial IPA is a special interactive ale where they are "pivoting" the hops around the same grain bill every batch. They have completed two batches so far. Picaroons has added a special page for you to get the details about each batch, http://picaroons.ca/pivot/
The new beer is 8% ABV and has a foundation of Canadian 2 Row and just a dash of Canadian Toasted Wheat. The first batch of Pivaot was hopped with Warrior, Azacca, and Hallertau Blanc. There brewers say to expect notes of melon, pineapple, bubblegum, and white grapes. Pivot #1 was tapped at The Picaroons Roundhouse, The Brewtique, The The Picaroons General Store, and The 5 Kings Restaurant & Picaroons Brewhouse just prior to the long week end.
They took what they learned from the first Pivot – and dialed it in a little bit more. They omitted the Hallertau Blanc hops and chose to focus more on the tropical nature of Azacca and the piney-ness of Warrior. They increased dry-hop addition to bring out even more hop aroma. Tasting notes on this one are huge pineapple notes, along with passionfruit, mango and pine. Looking for Pivot #2 in bottles around New Brunswick.