Equilibrium Brewery TABA Noble Hops
TABA is a rotating Farmhouse IPA that explores hop interaction with our There and Back Again cultures. There and Back Again is a citra/galaxy dry hopped 100% Brettanomyces fermented ale that has been one of our favorite draft beers since we opened do to its bright tropical expression and it serves as the base for many of our fruited versions. We're happy to bring you the dry hopped Farmhouse IPA version for the first time. This Farmhouse IPA is a collaborative effort with our dear friend Dr. Jason Rodriguez. We've been working hard behind the scenes to create a reproducible process that produces a beautiful and elegant farmhouse ale that is dry, slightly tart, full of flavor, and super drinkable. The interplay of our slow souring process, its respective microorganisms, hops, bitterness, gravity manipulation, and minerality have been through countless iterations over the years. We took our There and Back Again cultures and allowed it ferment over several months before dry hopping it with a of blend of classic noble hops. We then bottle conditioned it for several months prior to today's release. It pours a vibrant golden yellow releasing bright notes of lemon zest, pleasant funk, pineapple, pink grapefruit, bright hay, clean forest, and earth. It tastes juicy with a balanced acidity with similar notes as the smell with a nice dry finish. This beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated and will continue to evolve over time if properly cellared.