The Black Sheep Great South Bay Three Tiers of Pale Ale Beer Preview (01/31)


The Black Sheep Ale House
78 2nd Street
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 307-128

The Black Sheep Ale House hosts Three Tiers of Pale Ale with Great South Bay Brewery, a Bay Shore-based brewery, on January 31 (8:00PM).

The three-beer event features a cask of Hoppocratic Oath, a 9.00% ABV IIPA, with Cascade hops from Wading River’s Condzella Hops.

“You can’t get any fresher than with hops farmed in your backyard, and that’s why we use Condzella Hops,” said Rick Sobotka, owner and brewmaster of Great South Bay Brewery. “The hops used in our cask of Hoppocratic Oath provide a serious citrus hop aroma with piney floral notes. The smell has a fragrant grapefruit air to it with mild tropical esters. The taste is full of grapefruity hopness, mild tangerine and grassy pine notes, with plenty of other tropical elements to compliment the citrus.”

Great South Bay Brewery released the 2012 batch of Hoppocratic Oath on January 17. The beer debuted in 2010.

Description of Hoppocratic Oath:

Hoppocratic Oath is our salute to hops. The blending of six different varieties of hops over many separate additions throughout the brewing process imparts an immense aroma and flavor with just the right amount of bitterness. While this brew checks in at about 9% alcohol, the huge malt backbone and body comes in to smooth things over into an astonishingly drinkable beer. After one sip you’ll be lining up to take the oath!

Style: Imperial IPA
Color: 20° SRM
Alcohol by Volume: 9%
Bitterness: 70 IBU
Grains: North American 2-Row Malt, Crystal Malt
Hops: Simcoe, Summit, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra
Availability: Limited Availability – January/February
Recommended Glassware: Tulip
We’d drink this with: Brown Sugar Glazed Chorizo with Sriacha Aioli

Beer List

Blood Orange Pale Ale
Hoppocratic Oath w/Condzella Hops Cascade (Cask)
Massive IPA

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.