OK, I really have to apologize for the lateness of this post. Hop Project #83 has been out for a while now, and I'm just now posting the information for this brew. No excuse, I'm sorry.
Hop Project #83 is a throwback to another era, when the only place you would find an India Pale Ale was the British Empire. They said the sun never set on the British Empire in its heyday, and while that is no longer true, you can still find examples of an English IPA. It's tough to find one fresh, though, unless you pick up a six-pack of our Hop Project #83.
It's brewed with the lighter grain bill we've been using for a while now - pale malts, some caramel, and some oats. To get that classic English-style IPA flavor, it's brewed with Magnum for bittering, and then ALL East Kent Goldings hops throughout the rest of the brew.
It's a big departure from your typical American IPA. The bitterness is more restrained, and the English hops have a more herbal, orange-marmalade flavor. The bitterness comes in at the end, giving it a cleansing, clean-teeth feeling on the mouthfeel.
We hope you are liking it! But as always, once it's gone, it's gone, and we will be on to a completely different version of Hop Project soon.