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Name: Patrons Project 16.02 // Haze Outdoors // Getting Caught in the Rain // Basqueland Brewing Company // White Labs Copenhagen // Piña Colada Milkshake IPA
Brewer: Northern Monk (United Kingdom), Basqueland Brewing (Spain)
Style: Specialty Fruit Beer (Base Style: Fruit and Spice Beer)
Review Year: 2019
Inspired by their trip to Miami, the brethren of Northern Monk collaborated in 2019 with the Spanish craft brewery, Basqueland Brewing for a Piña Colada-inspired milkshake IPA named, Patrons Project 16.02 aka. Getting Caught in the Rain. This beer was brewed with lactose, finely flaked untoasted coconut, pineapple puree, and was dry-hopped with the hops varieties Citra, Sabro, and Denali.
The Patrons Project is an initiative by Northern Monk to foster collaboration, creativity, and community between artists, athletes, and creatives across Northern England through curating beers that represent each chosen patron. The beers from the sixteenth series are tributes to Paul Hayes aka. Haze Outdoors a YouTube Yorkshireman and outdoor enthusiast.
Read More: Northern Monk Patrons Project
This beer is being evaluated as a Specialty Fruit Beer (29C) with Fruit and Spice Beer (29B) as the base style in the context of the 2015 Beer Style Guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). The most current version of the guidelines can be found on the BJCP website.
Patrons Project 16.02 is a hazy orange yellow beer. The beer opens up with a diverse profile of vanilla, fresh coconuts, toasted coconuts, and pineapple. On the palate, this milkshake IPA is medium-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. A bright malty and oaty backbone is balanced with the cocktail-inspired flavors: pineapples, vanilla, and lime citrus. Lactose is present, but mild enough to accentuate, and not overpower, the key flavors. The aftertaste does not linger long but leaves an impression akin to lime.
This beer already brings out the Piña Colada-inspired aromas and flavors, but we think more of these would make this beer more interesting. The presence of lactose is already sufficient, and as mentioned, not overpowering. Overall, Patrons Project 16.02 is a refreshing and drinkable cocktail-inspired beer meant to be enjoyed on a hot summer day.
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Collab with @northernmonk in the can. ・・・ ☔️🍹🥥 GETTING CAUGHT IN THE RAIN 🥥🍹☔️ ⠀ ⠀ // Patrons Project 16.02 w @hazeoutdoors // ⠀ @nmbcobri returned from a recent trip to Florida having tasted what he assured us was the best Pina Colada in the world. He was also fairly convinced he could recreate it in beer form after him and the guys @basquelandbrew talked at great length about the approach they would take. ⠀ ⠀ It was in the brew schedule, the ingredients were ordered… We had to think about how we’d make it work with one of our Patrons. Nothing really seemed to fit… We finally found inspiration in the lyrics to Escape by Rupert Holmes aka The Pina Colada song. We got on the blower to Hazey and gave him the background. “Hey man, Brian’s come up with this mad idea to make a Pina Colada beer. We thought we’d make a tenuous link to wild swimming and release it as part of your series by calling it “Getting caught in the rain”. We’d just need you to get in the local reservoir and pretend to wild swim whilst three of us pour watering cans over you” (No rain was forecast) ⠀ He was obviously in. ⠀ ⠀ This beer combines flaked toasted coconut, pineapple purée, lime, milk sugar and is heavily hopped with Citra Denali and Sabro. LAUNCHES FRIDAY @northernmonkwebshop @northernmonkrefectory @northernmonkrefectorymcr
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