HOPLANTA is an easy drinking American style IPA (India Pale Ale) that is hoppy without being overly bitter. As this beer pours into your favorite glass, you will notice the beautiful honey color topped by a fluffy white head. The aroma is dominated by citrus, with hints of pine and malt sweetness. While drinking, you’ll notice the hop profile of resinous grapefruit balanced by a distinctive malt backbone, highlighting our use of Vienna malt.
HOPLANTA is dry hopped as part of its brewing process, but what is dry hopping exactly?
Dry hopping is the process of adding hops, usually in secondary, to a beer to add more of a hop aroma to your beer. Traditionally, dry hopping is done in beer styles like pale ales and I.P.A.’s, but people are utilizing this process in many other styles as well. Since you are not boiling the hops, you won’t be extracting any of the oils from them, and therefore will not be contributing to the beer’s bitterness. What you will be adding are hop flavor and aroma. Seeing that almost 75% of human taste comes from smell, then you can see why people take this extra step with their beers. If you are a big hop fan, dry hopping is a must.