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ARMAADA

Single Hop IPA
6.2%

Tanker is launching an assault on your palate with an Armada of Single Hop IPAs. It is an interesting series of beers to show the unique flavors of a single hop. Every new version of Armaada has the same grain bill, the only thing that is changing is the hop. Name of the hop is printed on the ship. We have Armaada Mosaic, Armaada Cascade, Armaada Sorachi Ace, Armaada Topaz, Armaada Zeus, Armaada Centennial, Armaada Glacier in our lineup. Get ready for the lupulin onslaught!

 

 

MOSAIC

Specific aroma descriptors include blueberry, tangerine, papaya, rose, blossoms, grass and bubble gum. Has been described as Citra on steroids, but it’s much more than that. Rich in mango, lemon, citrus, earthy pine, tropical fruit, herbal and stone fruit notes.

CASCADE

This is THE Classic American Pale Ale hop. Cascade is the most popular variety in craft brewing and is known for having a unique floral, spicy and citrus character with balanced bittering potential.

SORACHI ACE

Sorachi Ace hops are originally from Japan and are developed from Brewer’s Gold and Saaz varieties.
Sorachi Ace hops are mainly used as a bittering hop, but with their intense lemon flavor and aroma, as well as light dill, tea, and coriander notes, make it a great aroma hop as well. Moderate bitterness and fruity freshness make it easy to drink.

TOPAZ

Topaz is a rare gem. Down to earth or bright and breezy, depending on how you apply her. Dry hopping with Topaz™ results in resinous, grassy flavours; however, with later additions and in higher gravity brews, her true flavour qualities really begin to shine, as her pleasant, light tropical fruit (some say lychee) flavours become more pronounced. When ranked among other single hop beers by tasters at Brau 2012, Topaz™ was the most preferred.

ZEUS

Zeus (Also known as Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus) is a half-sister to Nugget and is a super high alpha variety. CTZ is mainly used as bittering hop yet also valued for its oil content. Specific aroma descriptors include pungent, black pepper, licorice, and curry.

CENTENNIAL

Centennial Hops was first created in 1974 and boasts an alpha acid rating of 9.5%-11.5%. It is sometimes referred to as a “Super Cascade”, however it is lighter on the citrus aromas. Centennial works undoubtedly well in Pale Ales and India Pale Ales, where some bottom line bitterness in beer is needed with the top end aroma. The floral flavor and aroma of this variety is evident in many commercial beers.

GLACIER

The aroma has citrus notes, and hints of fruit, as well as an herby and woody aroma. Light citrusy body, smooth palate, moderate sweetness, nice spicy hoppiness. The bitterness is active and so satisfying in beer.

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