Highland Mandarina IPA is now cans for the first time as June winds down. Honestly, we are in love with this new India pale ale.
As spring was ending, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery started introducing cans for the first time. Pilsner was up first. Now, Highland Mandarina IPA expands the canned lineup. The beer features a strong dry hop of Hull Melon and Mandarina Bavaria hops, plus California oranges. (To the tune of 400 pounds per fermenter.) This beer is so labor intensive, it takes the entire brewing team to puree the oranges in preparation.
The result is an incredibly smooth IPA with strong notes of orange in both the nose and the flavor. A fantastic addition to the brewery’s lineup. While at the brewery, founder Oskar Wong mentioned how excited he was to launch this beer. Mandarina is a staff favorite, and really, it was brewed for them. You are just lucky enough to drink it too, year-round.
“We combine Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon dry hops with hundreds of pounds of whole pureed oranges to create a unique orange blossom aroma and orange zest flavor in this fruit IPA. – Hollie Stephenson, Head brewer
Highland Mandarina IPA is available on draft and 12 ounce cans year-round.
Highland Gaelic will be available in cans later this year.