Track Brewing, Weight of the Planets, Gold Top DIPA, 8.5%
Brewery: Track Brewing Co.
This is the second iteration in Track's Gold Top DIPA quest, designed to bring more sumptuousness & highlight their favourite hop characters.
The grist, which includes body-boosting wheat & rolled oats, is mashed at a relatively high temperature leaving behind some non-fermentable sugars which has the effect of increasing the final gravity significantly which, alongside lactose added at the end of the boil, leads to a smooth & super velvety mouthfeel.
This sweetness & body brings out the pineapple, guava & mandarin character from Clayton's wonderful Rakau & Nelson Sauvin hops. Subtle white wine & gooseberry notes lead out to a smooth, luxurious finish