Magic Rock — Botany of Desire
Honey Double IPA
Next up for the big can special treatment is ‘Botany of Desire’ an 8.7% Double IPA, featuring house Golden Promise, Wheat Malt and Pinhead Oats for a creamy hazy body. Hopped at around 18g/l with Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe and Denali which give tropical pineapple, citrus and stone fruit flavours and then fermented with a mixture of WLP644M (Brett Trois) and our house WLP001 (US ale yeast) for a bright tropical aroma and tart finish reminiscent of breakfast juice. We also added over 100kg of honey in fermentation which adds a perception of natural sweetness to the finish. The name is taken from a 2001 book by the journalist Michael Pollan.