Homebrew Rocky Balboa IPA

This was another experimental IPA to try out a new hop that had a great description and I wanted to try it out- Rakau hops from New Zealand.  I then made the leap from Rakau to Rocky, and this beer was named!

Sweet/fresh hop aroma.  Smooth initial taste with mix of hops and light malt.  No real hop bitterness except a bit in the aftertaste.  Goes down smooth, but as the hop flavors grow in the aftertaste, it gives an overall hoppy experience.

Brewed: 12/21/2020.  Distributed: 1/19/2021.

ABV: 6.7%,  IBU: 89

Malts: Maris Otter, Brewer’s 2-row, Caramel 20L, Flaked wheat.

Hops: Magnum, Rakau, Amarillo.

Yeast: White Labs WLP001 California Ale.

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