Named one of RateBeer’s Best of 2018, Hop Wave 2 takes one of our favorite DIPAs, dHop2, supersizes the hop charge and adds a touch of lactose. We mentioned during the dHop14/and Hop Wave 14 release that we’ve had our experiments on high, where we were able to create an intense amount of the “EQ juice” at the small scale and we’ve been working on applying this to commercial batches. We’ve made great progress in the lab, and while experiments remain on high, we believe this batch exhibits the EQ juice we’re looking for.
Hop Wave 2 pours a very murky tangerine color, releasing notes of bright tropical juice, pulpy tangerine, and earthy grass. The taste is dank-citrus, pine juice, with an escalating bright finishes that builds into smooth hop frosting.