While head brewer Kirk likes to focus on traditional Euro styles, he’s always happy to give people a few modern hoppy styles to choose from as well. But "modern" is relative – within the craft beer context, this IPA is old school.
C-Four brings together a handful of the classic American hops – Cascade, Columbus, Citra and Centennial – to make a traditional West Coast banger. The malt base is solid but single-minded, giving everything it has to hold up the hop characters: pine and citrus peel lead the way, with light florals in the upper palate and a resinous wash over the tongue.
A long, slow bitterness sets in after the initial bang of flavour but, despite the name, C-Four won’t blow your face off.