Samuel Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA

In creating Dark Depths we began with the idea of the Baltic Porter, using dark roasted malts like Munich and Carafa that added a deep espresso character.  To this base we added the bold and citrusy hop character of an IPA.  The combination of American, Australian, English, and German hops give the beer a layered hop complexity with notes of grapefruit, orange, floral, and earthy pine.  The lager yeast and cold fermentation brings together the rich malt and spicy hop flavors and adds a smoothness and balance to the brew.

From the Brewer – “Dark, and fierce, this English porter was transformed, from a mild ale to a dark and complex lager that confounds definition.   Immersed in dark, roasted malts and a bold citrus hop character, these big and contrasting flavors are brought together with the smoothness of a lager for a brew that’s rugged, mysterious, and full of flavor.

The bold hoppiness of this brew will balance the sharpness of an aged cheddar cheese, adding depth and complexity with its roasted character.

Hops: Zeus, Ahtanum, Saaz, East Kent Goldings, Topaz, and Simcoe hops
Malts: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, Munich, Carafa I
Yeast: Samuel Adams lager yeast
Original Gravity: 18.5 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 55
Alcohol by volume: 7.6%
Format: 22oz bottles
Seasonality: Limited

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