Hop City 2020 was meant to host the first UK pour of Vitamin Sea Brewing, it only right that Northern Monk's second collaborative not-Hop City release was a collaboration with this Massachusetts-based brewery.
They’d already started discussing multiple recipes and those involved were unanimously in favour of seeing these through to fruition, even if they couldn’t attend themselves. This DDH IPA was put together with Dino of Vitamin Sea Brewing, Massachusetts. We selected perhaps the two most intense hop varieties available to us. One being Citra, with its tropical profile which needs little introduction, and the other, Strata. The new kid on the block coming out of Oregon, we fell in love with its intense passion fruit aromas from the very first smell. Combined, the results are an absolute powerhouse of an IPA, packed with ripe tropical fruits, lychee, lime zest and layers of pine to counter.