Polly's are all about innovation and using the most modern techniques and processes in our brewing. When their hop merchant presented the idea of Spectrum format hops earlier in the year, they were immediately hooked in and interested to see what we could utilise them in. As hops in pure liquid form, they're able to use less, but maintain the intensity of aroma and flavour throughout, adding an extra level of complexity they've never been able to achieve previously. With less vegetal matter within the beer, this means the beer yield is higher, which means more beer for everyone! After the debacle of Polly's Birthday Beer being as rare as hens teeth, they've returned to the QIPA style, and gone full big boy batch this time around. Featuring a mixture of 50kg of Mosaic and Citra pellet hops, paired up with 4kg of Mosaic and Citra Spectrum; expect mega intense gooseberry, lychee and grapefruit notes from Citra, backed up with a tropical medley of mango, peach and tangerine notes from Mosaic, along with a warming alcohol booziness. Better than the Birthday Beer?