If you want to highlight and explore a hop, single-hopped brews are the way to go. That’s just what Modist Brewing has done with their Liquid Crystals series. The latest release is Liquid Strata Crystals and it’s packed with this delicious hop.
Liquid Strata Crystals
Each release in this series features the same malt base. It’s then double dry-hopped with the chosen hop and highlights all the aroma and flavor those little bine buds bring.
Strata hops were originally known as X-331, originating in Oregon back in 2009. It’s known for the notes of strawberry, grapefruit, passionfruit, and dank it brings to the brew.
The glass fills with hazy golden straw-colored liquid and a frothy white head of tight bubbles forms. After several minutes the foam falls a bit and leaves the sides of the glass painted in sticky lacing.
Sweet grapefruit, passionfruit, tropical mango, and dank aromas fill the nose.
The sweet tropical flavor fills the mouth. Juicy grapefruit with a touch of citrus bitterness, with a soft juicy-fruit mouthfeel. This brew has dank flavor in abundance, coming in strong as we head towards the aftertaste, where you find more tasty tango of tropical and dankness.
High On Crystal
The Modist Brewing Liquid Crystals Series has explored many of their favorite hops and this one is a favorite so far. It’s full of fruity Strata aroma and flavor and does a wonderful job of highlighting the best of this bounty of the bine.
Don’t bother with your regular crystal dealer, the local liquor store has you covered on this one. Head there or to the Modist Brewing taproom and enjoy Liquid Strata Crystals. It’s deliciously addictive.