The latest Sobremesa experiment is a Farmhouse IPA. To me, it's a strange clash of cultures (pun intended.) The whiplash inducing world of IPA meets the slow, patient, 'natty' beer world. Ale malt, wheat malt, oats, rye, barley & spelt, Motueka & Galaxy in the whirlpool, before fermention with Kviek warm at 35c for lots of esters, then aged over a year in neutral oak with Brettanomyces before being transferred to tank and dry hopped with Amarillo & Galaxy just prior to bottling.
Slightly murky straw colour with a thin, short lived white foam. It's intensely aromatic, citrus oils, passionfruit, puff pastry, fresh bread. The palate is fizzy, lively and very dry - table crackers with pepper set the scene, with bright flashes of citrus and melon coming and going. Incredible length, gentle funk. A fabulously interesting drink. Again.
If you're yet to experience a Sobremesa beer, it's probably time.