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Big Little Thing IPA beer can
Little Things

Big Little Thing

Imperial IPA
Make way for the Big Little Thing, an imperial IPA flexing a full malt body, restrained sweetness, and tropical hop flavors of mango, grapefruit and tangerine.
STYLE
IPA
ABV
9.0%
IBU
45
Combining Big Malt and Big Hops for a Big 9% ABV and a clean, tropical finish.

STATS

Shiny can of Big Little Thing IPA stout

alcohol by volume

9.0%

bitterness units

45

carbs (grams)

15.0g

calories

254

protein

3g

Malts

Munich, Two-row Pale, Wheat

Hops

Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Crystal, Idaho 7, Magnum, Mosaic

Yeast

Ale

PROCESS

How we make it Big

Big Little Thing defies brewing logic. A monster ABV and booming hop character, but tame sweetness and a clean finish? This anomaly of imperial IPA starts with the mash. More than just using a huge volume of malt (and we do fill our mill to overflowing), we mash our grain aggressively to yield a higher ratio of fermentable vs. unfermentable sugars.
 

This allows yeast to metabolize nearly all sugar, which both boosts the ABV and cuts the malt sweetness. At the same time, yeast and hops collaborate on their own magic. Dry hopping during active fermentation sparks biotransformation: yeast cells alter the chemical compounds in hops to unlock entirely new aromas — like the tropical wave that washes over Big Little Thing.

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This allows yeast to metabolize nearly all sugar, which both boosts the ABV and cuts the malt sweetness. At the same time, yeast and hops collaborate on their own magic. Dry hopping during active fermentation sparks biotransformation: yeast cells alter the chemical compounds in hops to unlock entirely new aromas — like the tropical wave that washes over Big Little Thing.

Explore all the ipa styles
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