Bellwoods - Monogamy: Rakau (Single Hop IPA) / 473mL
Bellwoods Brewery (Toronto, ON)
Monogamy is Bellwood's ongoing, single hop series of India pale ales -- a delicious and interesting (controlled) experiment designed to give us all a better understanding of what a hop can do when it flies solo. They keep their base recipe and brewing processes the same, but switch up the hop variable each time. A particularly troublesome beer for those who feel they....Must. Collect. Them. All. Throughout the years they've brewed and rebrewed this recipe with over 20 different hops, and in 2017 they expanded the series to include double dry-hopped versions (for that nth degree of hop aromatics). What is smells like, what it tastes like: Whole orchard aromas of stone fruit, specifically apricots, combines with juicy tropical fruits and a fresh piney finish.