The newest incarnation of SENSI has shipped.
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Sixpoint Brewery’s newest release is SENSI 2015, a 6.3 percent ABV IPA that incorporates Amarillo and cascade hops. According to Michael Lenane, Sixpoint spokesman, it is a wet-hopped beer that uses 735 pounds of fresh hops which were flown “fine to beer” in under 24 hours.
“An interesting note about Sensi: we go directly to hop farmers to figure out the hop strains, and select the exact crop we’d like to use,” Lenane wrote in an email to Tenemu.
“This year, at Double R farms out in Washington, the Amarillo strain stood out as a truly fantastic harvest. So impressive, in fact, that we improvised on the fly, and switched our wet-hopping regimen to Amarillo and Cascade. As for the effects of wet-hopping on a beer, we believe that you achieve aromatics and flavor compounds not present in any other beer – this year’s Sensi smells like tearing into a fresh hop cone, or walking through the fields at harvest time.”
When it was originally released in 2014, the beer was known as SENSI Harvest (4.7 percent ABV) and it was brewed with simcoe and cascade hops. SENSI is named for the spanish phrase “sin semilla” meaning “without seeds.”
According to Lenane, SENSI 2015 has just been released, and is packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans.