Topic Archives: Imperial IPA

Posted in New Releases, Wild Leap Brew Co.

Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction 6, brewed with Lotus hops

Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction 6

Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction 6 is hitting shelves now, the 6th formulation of the brewery’s popular imperial IPA.

Earlier this year, 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.

We shouldn’t have wait until the 5th release to try Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction

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
Hops: Lotus

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Late March 2019

8% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Offshoot Beer Co.

New haze from The Bruery: Offshoot Beer Brain Pour

Offshoot Beer Brain Pour

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
Debut: 2/28/19

8.5% ABV

Posted in New Beers, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Posted in Coming Soon, NoDa Brewing

NoDa Brewing Hop Cakes is back in cans this weekend

NoDa Hop Cakes Imperial 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.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Maple Syrup)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Release: 2/15/19

10.2% ABV

Image via NoDa Brewing

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, Seasonal Return

Hi-Wire Man Eater, a citrus bomb of an imperial IPA returns this month

Hi-Wire Man Eater

Hi-Wire Man Eater, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s popular imperial IPA returns this month for another round in cans.

The hop headliners in this release are Amarillo and Citra. Hopped at a rate of 3.5 pounds per barrel, this beer is full of citrus, floral notes, and spice. In abundance, we might add. You love bold imperial IPAs then but Hi-Wire Man Eater on your must-have list.

Each sip starts with orange zest flavors that turn to a lingering floral finish with a touch of warming alcohol heat. Very bright, very spring-like. Just sit back, relax, and crank up some Hall & Oates.

Hi-Wire Man Eater is already available on draft and in 16-ounce cans in both of the brewery’s taprooms by February 9th. Full footprint distribution to follow shortly after.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: February 2019

8.3% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Realm Brewing, Seasonal Return

New Realm Radegast Triple IPA is back in Atlanta

New Realm Radegast Triple IPA Labels

New Realm Radegast Triple IPA returns to the Atlanta brewery’s lineup again ahead of the city’s hosting of the Super Bowl. 

When New Realm opened their first facility in Atlanta just over a year ago, brewmaster Mitch Steele celebrated with a big imperial IPA known as Radegast. The 11.5% alcohol by volume “triple IPA” features Warrior, Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops, plus a touch of Dextrose sugar. New Realm has since added a second location in Virginia.

Expect huge citrus, resin and peach flavors plus mild malt character in both nose and taste. Radegast is aggressively bitter and full-bodied due to its alcohol content, but it’s not sweet.

New Realm Radegast Triple IPA is available on-site at the brewery on Friday, February 1st at 1 pm. Virginia Beach location can expect this release in the near future, but right now only Atlanta.

Pre-orders are live now: newrealm.craftcellr.com.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Warrior, Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 2/1/19

11.5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Releases, Pontoon Brewing

Pontoon Brewing “Triples” The Floor is Lava recipe

Pontoon Brewing Triple Floor is Lava

Milkshake IPA gone big. Pontoon Brewing Triple The Floor is Lava is a boozy follow-up to last year’s popular release.

The Floor is Lava, a milkshake IPA brewed with guava, strawberries, kiwi, and lactose, debuted last summer. The creamy IPA was big on fruit as well as fruity hops.

For the brewery’s anniversary party this week, Pontoon took the original recipe and “imperialized” the base IPA and doubled tripled the amount of fruit, creating Triple The Floor is Lava.

Pontoon Triple The Floor is Lava is available at the brewery in Sandy Springs, Georgia in 16-ounce cans.

Style: Imperial IPA (Milkshake IPA) (w/ Guava. Strawberries. Kiwi. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only
Debut: Late January 2019

11.8% ABV, 55 IBUs