Alternate Reality aka Alterna-shed
You are crossing between space and time, to a place not un-similar to ours.
You unlock the door with the key of sensation. Beyond it lies another reality, a reality not only of smell and taste, but of sight and mind. A reality drastically changed from our daily perception. You are moving into a land of both hops and haze. Look out for the sign post up ahead. You have just crossed into our Alternate Reality.
Alternate Reality is a hazified version of our beloved Watershed IPA. We begin with a malt bill reminiscent of the classic Watershed recipe. We then stuff it with gooey-ooey malted and rolled oats to create a pillowy soft mouthfeel. We then hit the kettle and whirlpool with massive late additions of some of our favorite varieties of hops and hop oil before fermenting the beer with our hazy yeast strain. We then absolutely pummel the beer with Watershed’s classic dry-hop combination of Amarillo and Simcoe (along with a smattering of other varieties) at a rate of nearly 9 lbs per barrel; 4 times that of classic Watershed.
The nose bursts forth with notes of resinous dankness, followed by overripe mango, creamy tangerine pith, and bright peachy character. The taste sweeps across the palate, following through with all aforementioned notes, balanced by a pleasant bitterness and full, flowy mouthfeel, and drying finish. A few sips in and the essence of Watershed begins rearing its’ head, only to be restrained by the resounding fruit forward character presented through the complete hop saturation.
Each sip takes you to a world that you didn’t know could exist, a flavor experience unlike one that you have been able to comprehend before, a parallel universe of taste and aroma, that will leave you confused on the perception of what is real, to the point that the Alternate Reality to which you stepped becomes the normal. This is your home now. You better get used to it….
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