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Brew King Philippines 2022, Taplist

28th July 2022

Welcome to Brew King Philippines!

This is your chance to VOTE for the best craft brewery on the island. We tasked the brewers to “Brew a tropical beer highlighting the flavours of a hop called El Dorado”.

Your job now is to choose your favourite. This morning our experienced judges selected the TOP 5 which you have in your tasting flight (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange), please taste them all and vote for your favourite.

All the beers on this list are available in your Free Flow this evening

Here are 2 things you need to consider when judging:

1) Is the beer ‘tropical’? … what does that mean to you? What did that mean to the brewer?

2) Do the brewers successfully feature the flavours & aromas of the El Dorado hop in their beer? Here’s are some flavours El Dorado can contribute when used in beer: Bright tropical fruit flavours (mango, papaya, pineapple) and aromas of stone fruit, pear, watermelon, candied lemon and cherry plus a soft & balanced bitterness

Tonight’s Taplist

Beer 1: Purple Haze / ABV: 5% / Style: Hazy Pale Ale
Brewers Description: Medium body with full mouthfeel. Low malt aroma with high hop aroma of tropical fruits, especially mango & pineapple, with hints of stone fruit

Beer 2: El Roy White IPA / ABV: 5.25% / Style: White IPA
Brewers Description: White IPA packed with tropical fruits on the nose, with pineapple, stone fruit and citrus fruits, and hints of spice notes, ending with a crisp, refreshing finish

Beer 3: Gold Rush IPA / ABV: 5.4% / Style: IPA
Brewers Description: This beer delivers fresh notes of ripe grapefruit, mango, and melon from a combination of
El Dorado and Mosaic hops. With a backbone of Pale Malt, Flaked Wheat is added for a silky texture and slight haze.

Beer 4: Golden Sunshine Hazy Pale Ale / ABV: 5.5% / Style: Hazy Pale Ale
Brewers Description: This hazy pale ale is our idea of a tropical beer to be enjoyed in the warm Philippine weather. A mix of tropical aromas punctuated heavily by pineapples from El Dorado is immediately present. This fruity flavor is continued as you drink the beer, which is balanced by the subtle bitterness of orange peels. With a medium body reminiscent of fruit juice, this beer is easy to drink and will make you want to keep drinking.

Beer 5: My Name Is Jonah’s / ABV: 5.8% / Style: American Strong Pale Ale
Brewers Description: Aroma: Lemon Zest, Soursop (Guyabano), Pineapple Flavor: Juicy, bold balance between hard candy sweetness and soft piney bitterness. Hints of green Indian mango and watermelon.
Appearance: Amber colored with a slight haze. Creamy head with long-lasting retention.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Smooth, creamy start with a gentle, dry finish.
Overall Impression: Bold like the Weezer song, refreshing like the tropical fruit shakes at Jonah’s.

Beer 6: Last Frontier / ABV: 4% / Style: Hopped American Wheat
Brewers Description: Slightly Bready and biscuity from wheat and Munich malt. Single Hopped and Dry hopped with El Dorado to give that tropical punch that you’d get in a typical IPA. Distinct notes from pear and stone fruit that runs smooth until the end.

Beer 7: Ojalá / ABV: 6% / Style: New England IPA
Brewers Description: Grapefruit, Floral, Woody, Coconut,Orange, Pine, Cannabis, Citrus, Tangerine, Tropical and Dark fruit, pineapple.

Beer 8: El Blanco WIPA / ABV: 6% / Style: White IPA
Brewers Description: Very tropical, refreshing and sessionable. Raw guava tart initial mouthfeel, bitterness like pomelo peelings, hints of ripe banana, clove & anise. Flavours of apricots, sweet watermelon, pineapples, cherries & berries. A lingering tropical fusion, mild and pleasant pomelo peeling sensation in the finish. (40 IBU)

Beer 9: Orange Creamsicle IPA / ABV: 6.5% / Style: Milkshake IPA
Brewers Description: Hazy, juicy, and creamy IPA, dry-hopped with vanilla beans. This milkshake IPA, brewed with oats, lactose and orange peels, calls for a perfect tropical milkshake beer. Mouth feel from oats and lactose, flavor from orange peel and El Dorado, aroma vanilla and El Dorado tropical fruit flavours.

Beer 10: Hazy City of Gold DDH IPA / ABV: 6.7% / Style: Dbl Dry Hopped IPA
Brewers Description: In every quest, there is mystery and familiarity. As you lay your head to rest on a soft pillow of oats and wheat, discover hoppy juicy explosions of tropical fruit, berries, and candy can be found alongside those familiar citrus, piney, and herbal notes that ground your experience to remind you that you are not far from home. Double dry hopped during active and post fermentation, to ensure you get all that the lost city of El Dorado has to offer and more.

Beer 11: Monte Cristo ICA / ABV: 6.8% / Style: India Cream Ale
Brewers Description: “The mouth feels one thing (Cream Ale), the tongue tastes another. (IPA)”
Monte Cristo (ICA or “India Cream Ale”) is a non-standard beer style that is unquestionably a cream ale with more bitterness and aroma. It is dangerously drinkable, refreshing, and will exhilarate your taste buds with bursting layers of tropical fruit notes of citrusy pineapple, mango, with hints of watermelon and grapefruit in the aftertaste. Pale straw to golden colour, medium head, fair head retention. A hint of corny flavour is commonly found as, but it balances with faintly sweet and somewhat dry with smooth bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, light and a little crisp and can say that it is on the “thirst quenching” level!

Beer 12: El Dorado IPA / ABV: 7% / Style: West Coast IPA
Brewers Description: El Dorado IPA features a huge citrus and tropical-fruit hops character from a massive whirlpool and dry-hop additions of El Dorado and a softer mouthfeel from high protein malts.

Beer 13: Pineapple Haze / ABV: 7.5% / Style: Fruit Beer
Brewers Description: Medium Body with slightly dry finish plus a little bit of tartness from the pineapple. It has a sweet tropical notes like pineapple, coconut, pear and hints of vanilla.

Beer 14: El Durrado DIPA / ABV: 8% / Style: Double IPA
Brewers Description: A deceptively smooth DIPA with light malt sweetness and semi-creamy body. This beer is about showcasing hops – which we use several varieties from the US, including El Dorado. Aroma is juicy and fruity with citrus notes of grapefruit, melon notes of watermelon plus a mix of peach, mango, passionfruit and pineapple. Add in a little dash of dankness and these flavors flow.

Beer 15: Two Alchemists Hazy Double IPA / ABV: 8.5% / Style: Hazy Double IPA
Brewers Description: The aroma is lots if tropical fruit with mango punching through. For flavor expect ripe mango, ripe pineapple and sort of a candy or candied citrus taste. Mouth feel is medium bodied despite hop creep attenuating the residual sugars. (23 IBU)


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