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The Rule of 3DH

Our September BC Small Batch selection is a returning favorite, and probably the most hop-forward beer our hop-forward brewery makes.

3DH, a highly aromatic and flavorful triple IPA, is available to all U.S. Surly markets beginning the week of September 2.

One difference from last year: there are more hops, somehow. Head Brewer Ben Smith added Mosaic hops to the triple dry-hop bill of Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe, finishing at six lbs of dry hops/bbl. Even with that formidable hop schedule, 3DH remains remarkably smooth and drinkable.

“The danger with a triple IPA is that it’s easy to get under-attenuated, too boozy, and too sweet,” says Smith. “It was a challenge for our brew team to solve. I think we succeeded. Maybe too well, because it’s real easy to drink for a 10% (ABV) beer.”

3DH takes you right to the edge without going over. But you can definitely see it from there. With that in mind, and with that many hops, the recommendation is to drink it fresh and drink it now. 45 days from the brew date is ideal. The turnover on our BC Small Batch beers is monthly, and most beer geeks don’t need to be told to chase fresh beer, but we really mean it this time. Cellar something else.

The particulars:

  • ABV: 10%
  • Hops: Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic
  • Aroma: Lemon, honey, biscuit
  • Visual: Light orange
  • Where: All US Surly markets
  • When: Now

 

 

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