Cryo Pale

ABV 6.3%

IBU 45

FLAVOR PROFILE

Dank, Tropical, Juicy

AVAILABILITY

Limited

INGREDIENTS

Malt

Rahr Alix Pale, Simpsons Cara Malt, Simpsons Crystal Dark

Hops

Cryo- Mosaic and Citra

Yeast

American Ale

History

Cryo Pale is brewed with the same strong pale base as our Single Hop Pale series. Cryo is an exciting new hop product that was designed to extract the lupin out of the leaf form to create more pronounced hop flavor and aroma. We used a mix of Citra and Mosaic Cryo for this beer. Cryo Pale showcases dank, tropical, and juicy hop notes while leaving behind flavors from the hop plant matter.

More info on Cryo Hops:

Developed by Yakima Chief – Hopunion, Cryo Hops™ represents the most innovative technology in hop processing. It uses a proprietary cryogenic separation process which preserves all components of each hop fraction, producing two simultaneous co-products, LupuLN2™ and Debittered Leaf. 

LupuLN2 is the concentrated lupulin of whole-leaf hops containing resins and aromatic oils. It is designed to provide intense hop flavor and aroma, enabling brewers to dose large quantities of hops without introducing astringent flavors or vegetative cone material. During early R&D trials, brewers specifically cited ‘juicy’ and ‘resinous’ characteristics. LupuLN2 offers twice the resin content of traditional whole-leaf and hop pellet products, and should be dosed at approximately half the amount by weight. 

Debittered Leaf is the concentrated bract of whole-leaf hops which has been separated from the lupulin glands. It is a high-quality, low-alpha product which retains variety-specific aroma and flavor characteristics and can be derived from any hop brand. The result is an enticing Northwest twist on traditional low-alpha, noble hops.

Product availability includes Cascade, Citra® Brand HBC 394, Columbus (LupuLN2 only), Ekuanot™ Brand HBC 366, Loral™ Brand HBC 291, Mosaic® Brand HBC 369, Palisade® Brand YCR 4, and Simcoe® Brand YCR 14 hops. LupuLN2 is available in hop powder or pellet form; debittered leaf is available as pellets.

Tasting Notes

This strong pale ale is bright golden with fluffy white foam. Dank aromas of tangelo, cantaloupe, tropical fruit, and ripe berries. Juicy flavors of ripe mango, citrus, guava, pineapple, and papaya. Finishes round with a kiss of Hawaiian Punch.   

Food Pairings

Mexican food, sweet and sour flavors found in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. White fish such as halibut, rock cod, and Dungeness crab. Fruit such as chutney can play off the fruitiness of the beer.