The experimenting at Akasha isn’t slowing in 2021, with the Akasha Project releases continuing with a showcase of US hop Azacca in another single hop IPA. The variety is named after the Haitian god of agriculture and it can impart a wide variety of hop flavours, including mango, papaya and citrus plus notes of pine and spice, while Azacca's high alpha acids can bring forth a lot of bitterness too.
In the case of Azacca IPA, there’s a soft swell of papaya and mango along with slightly more brash citrus notes of grapefruit and tangerine. Azacca's spicy side is certainly present too and brought to mind the diesel-like quality you can find in some Kiwi hops but, being an Akasha release, it doesn't overpower what's, at heart, a pretty easy-going, lean and dry beer.
Published March 19, 2021 2021-03-19 00:00:00