Don't you get confused sometimes when the breweries are playing the "reboot" game with some of their titles!?!? Like in TV series, same names but different people. Better not missing an episode then.
Well I did with this reboot of the Electric India from the Brewdog guys. So if am right the EI I had was something closer to the Equity Punk brewday of 2013. A hybrid with a "vibrantly" IPAzed hopping on a Belgian Saison base. Something that could, in my head, bring me the hops and the dryness to go with my spicy hot meal of the night, a duck red curry with pineapple and sweet potatoes.Yeah I make it hot, on the runny nose side
Anyway, yes it's fruity on the nose. Columbus and its citrus notes, Mandarina Bavaria and the tangerine and citrus notes. For this last one, being the daughter of Hallertau Blanc, it's not a surprise to find it in the brew. Grapefruit up front, a lemongrass like approach, some grapes. You're getting, the yeasty, the spicey of the Saison. I am confused, as I was expecting something some powerful. I just find the whole too shy. Hallertau Blanc is used in the dry hopping which is pretty good as it usually takes full advantage of its very high myrcene fraction, with a spicy herbal domination, just the perfect combo for the Saison meant to be brew. Well that's on the paper, in the reality again it's shy. There's a bitter like approach with citrusy flavors. That goes well with the line and the pineapple of my curry. It's herbalistic, wheaty, a slight astringency gooseberry like. The really great aspect is the long lasting dryness on a light body taking over. It cuts through the spiciness of my meal. Of course it's yeasty spicy. It's a tad floral, green flavors of grass Sauvignon Blanc'esque with a soft light alcohol (5,2% ABV). And in the finish a white grape dryness. I wouldn't have called it vibrant, or I shouldn't have looked at the recipe before tasting, I wouldn't have expected so much then as there were some of my favorite hops.
Cheers guys !! - 4 hours ago