In 2017, Stone released Vengeful Spirit IPA with the intention of showing off fruit in what the brewery is best known for – IPAs. Two years later a bolder version of that beer returns.
Stone chose pineapples and Mandarin oranges that compliments the tropical Mosaic, Loral & Mandarina Bavaria hops.
Revengeful Spirit is more aggressive than the 2017 release, in both alcohol by volume, hops and citrus fruit. Consider picking up this bold pre-summer beer. The nose is heavy on oranges, and each sip bursts with trop-hops and pineapple, finishing smooth and slightly bitter. Stone struck a nice balance with real fruit in an imperial IPA without being, cloying, heavy or sticky. It’s like drinking in a ray of hoppy sunshine.
Stone ReVengeful Spirit is available nationally in 12-ounce cans, 22-ounce bottles, and draft.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: May 2019
PIC: Beer Street Journal
May brings the 7th edition of Wild Leap Brewing’s Alpha Abstraction Double IPA, a series hop heads should have checked out by now. The series is a blitz of everything a juicy IPA should be, mixed with a rotating cast of dank hops.
It was the 5th edition early this year that really blew us away – it’s hazy IPA done right. Late March brought the 6th edition, brewed with Lotus hops. This release features a hop most have never heard of – Barbe Rouge. The hop is native to France and boasts flavors of strawberry, blackcurrant and, cherry.
Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction 7 is available for a limited time in 12-ounce cans and draft.
Style: Imperial Juicy/Hazy IPA
Hops: Barbe Rouge
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Rotating.
Debut: Early May 2019
Creature Comforts Cosmik Debris, a double IPA that first debuted in May 2015 makes a seasonal return this month.
Easily one of the hoppiest releases in the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s lineup, Cosmik Debris has been a fan favorite since day one. In 2016 the brewery canned the imperial IPA and updated the can artwork in 2017. (Above is the 2016 artwork.)
Cosmik Debris has a brilliant aroma from the hop profile that will lessen with age. This beer should be kept cold and consumed as fresh as possible. – Head Brewer David Stein. “
Creature Comforts Cosmic Debris will be available on draft as well as 12-ounce cans in the brewery’s taproom starting April 16th
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Cascade Chinook
Availability: 12 oz Cans, Draft.
Next Release: April 2019
PIC: Beer Street Journal.
Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction 6 is hitting shelves now, the 6th formulation of the brewery’s popular imperial IPA.
Last month, we finally tried our first Alpha Abstraction (#5) from Wild Leap and were thoroughly impressed. As some folks have probably learned the hard way, just because your IPA is hazy, it doesn’t make it good. Wild Leap’s Alpha Abstraction Series is exactly what have come to expect (and want) from this style.
Since this series is ever-changing, you’ve missed your shot at AA #5, but coming in hot is Alpha Abstraction #6, brewed with Lotus hops. Wild Leap states this release boasts vanilla, berry, and orange flavors, finishing with a soft bitterness.
Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction 6 is available in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Late March 2019
The hoppy arm of California’s The Bruery operations is offering two new beers today. The first –Offshoot Beer Brain Pour.
This hazy imperial IPA features Citra, Galaxy and Amarillo hops.
A super juicy, tropical blast of a hazy Double IPA. Big notes of mango, passionfruit, and grapefruit, will leave you circling up with your friends, nodding your heads in excitement and unanimously agreeing that this one is worthy of a full-on #BrainPour.
Offshoot Beer Brain Pour is available in 16-ounce cans, available online at offshootbeer.com starting today.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Amarillo
Malts: 2 Row, Unmalted Wheat
Yeast: London III
Availability: 16oz Cans. California Only
Wild Leap OG Cascade Double IPA
NoDa Hop Cakes, the maple syrup heavy imperial India pale ale will resurface again this weekend.
Each batch of NoDa Hop Cakes is brewed with 110 pounds of maple syrup from Vermont. Cans of this sweet, hoppy dream were first released in February of 2015.
Pour yourself a stack of Imperial IPA goodness soaked in lots and lots of delicious Vermont maple syrup. Then put down your axe, loosen your suspenders and enjoy sweet, citrus, hops and resin flavors in this special release treat. Enjoy immediately (do not cellar). And feel free to come back for seconds!
Hop Cakes will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft at the brewery on February 15th starting at 2 pm.
Image via NoDa Brewing