A thiolized yeast strain, Salvo hop-aroma extract, and tangerine zest are among the elements in this juicy yet balanced IPA from NoDa in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Chad Henderson, brewer and cofounder at NoDa Brewing in Charlotte, North Carolina, shares this homebrew-scale recipe that makes use of Omega Yeast’s thiolized Helio Gazer strain. This beer’s heftier sibling, Big SLURP, won bronze in the Experimental IPA category at the 2022 Great American Beer Festival, while Lil SLURP has been a big seller locally since its release in January 2023.
For much more about brewing nuanced IPAs and pale ales with special yeasts and methods that unlock aromatic thiols, see Balanced Aroma: Adjusting the Thiol Dial.
Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%