Topic Archives: Imperial IPA

Posted in New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Enjoy By IPA is back on shelves (Drink by 4.20.18)

Stone Enjoy By 4.20.18

The latest “devastatingly fresh” Stone Enjoy By IPA is hitting shelves – Enjoy By 4.20.18.

The Escondido, California based brewery launched the “fresh” series back in 2012 with this imperial India pale ale. The beer is packaged and shipped within 24 hours, and meant to be consumed by the date on the bottle. (Which is less than 40 days.) Since then, a new definition of fresh IPA has been born.

To date, the “Enjoy By” series has expanded to include Unfiltered IPA, Coffee Chocolate IPA, Enjoy By Black IPA, and Tangerine IPA.

This devastatingly dank stash of our dry-hopped, hop-bursted double IPA won’t last long. Get your hands on this dank, golden beauty before everyone else gets wind of it.

Stone Enjoy By 4.20.18 is available by mid-March nationally, in 12-ounce bottles, 22-ounce bottles, and draft.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin,Motueka, Helga
Availability: 12oz, 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: March 2018

9.4% ABV

Ed note: This article will serve as the primary source for each return Stone Enjoy By IPA going forward. Bookmark it for the latest offering. 

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Cosmik Debris returns this month


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, updating 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 March 23rd.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Cascade Chinook

Availability: 12 oz Cans, Draft.
Next Release: Late March 2018

8% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal.

Posted in Seasonal Return, The Veil Brewing

“Most elegant IPA” The Veil Brewing whiteferrari returns today

The Veil Brewing whiteferrari

“Our most elegant DIPA.” That’s how The Veil Brewing whiteferrari is described. The can design is easily one of the sexiest in the Richmond, Virginia based brewery’s lineup.

RELATED: The Veil Brewing brews with fried chicken

whiteferrari is “hopped intensely” with a 50/50 blend of Citra and Galaxy hops.

We know you hear this all the time, and you probably are sick of hearing this crap, but we genuinely believe this might be the best batch of whiteferrari yet! We for realz 💟 this batch!

The Veil Brewing whiteferrari is available in 16-ounce cans when the brewery opens on February 16th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans
Latest Return: 2/16/17

8% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing

Posted in Seasonal Return, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing Crucial Taunt (their house DIPA) returns

The Veil Brewing Crucial Taunt cans

The Veil Brewing Crucial Taunt returns to the brewery’s taproom on February 13th.

Often referred to as the brewery’s house IPA, Crucial Taunt is actually a bold 8% alcohol by volume imperial IPA. (It’s hoppy AF, hazy, and fantastic.)

185-200 case will be available when the brewery opens at 4 pm.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft (Brewery Release)
Latest Return: 2/13/18

8% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Red Brick Brewing

Red Brick No New Friends draws a crowd, & new fans

Red Brick No New Friends, an imperial IPA collaboration with The Wrecking Bar has debuted.

Before taking on the role as Red Brick’s Director of Brewing Operations, Gavin McKenna worked and brewed for years with Neal Engleman at nearby Wrecking Bar. They’ve been friends for a while now, nothing new there – which we’re pretty sure is the inspiration behind the name – No New Friends.

“We used a few thousand dollars worth of hops,” Engleman jokes. “Folks better like it.”

No New Friends is everything about hop heavy, dank imperial IPAs that are in high demand. The near instant line at the bar when the brewery opened is all the validation you need. Beer fans that might have slept on Red Brick before aren’t anymore.

The 8% alcohol by volume hop bomb is hopped during primary fermentation with Citra and Mosaic hops, then dry hopped with Azacca, Vic Secret, plus a heavy dose Citra and Mosaic cryo powder. Basically, this IPA is hoppy AF.

That expensive hop bill is built on a malt bill of 2-Row, flaked oats, malted oats, spelt malt and lactose. Hoppy AF, hazy, and with a smooth, almost creamy finish. Simply put, a fantastic collaboration.

Red Brick No New Friends is available in 16-ounce cans in the brewery’s tap room.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Lactose)
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Azacca, Vic Secret
Malts: 2-Row, Flaked Oats, Malted Oats, Spelt

Debut: 2/1/18

8% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Duende returns to the taproom

Creature Comforts Duende 16oz

Creature Comforts Duende returns to the Athens, Georgia brewery’s taproom today.

This Tap Room Series release is an imperial India pale ale, brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. The end result is an IPA that is big on fruity notes.

… There’s a consistent fruit flesh flavor to the beer that adds a wonderful complexity to the bright citrus notes as the overtones dance around the fleshy notes, supporting without ever getting in the way….

Creature Comforts Duende is a 16-ounce can and draft offering. No distribution for this run.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 11/8/16
Latest Return: 1/5/18

8% ABV

Duende – A quality of passion or inspiration. 

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Headlines, Seasonal Return

It’s Bell’s Hopslam 2018 season begins today. Here’s the shipping schedule

Bell's Hopslam cans brewery

Bell’s Hopslam returns again for 2018 starting today. Below are all the details you’ll need to get your annual hoppy fix.

Starting in 2016, the Comstock, Michigan based brewery started shipping Hopslam in cans for the first time, and dropping Hopslam bottles from the lineup.

This year, the 1.32-gallon mini-kegs, aka the “hangover maker” will return after being cut from the release in 2016.

Bell’s Hopslam is an imperial IPA brewed with Michigan honey, easily ranking among one of the brewery’s most popular releases. The Double IPA will start shipping in waves beginning the week of January to their home state of Michigan first.  Here is the (tentative) schedule:

Michigan Counties, January 2: Lower Michigan (Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clare, Clinton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, Shiawassee, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne).

Week of Jan. 8: Remaining counties in Michigan (including the U.P.), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin and West Virginia

Week of Jan. 15: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Southern California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia

Bell’s Hopslam is a 12-ounce can, mini-keg, and draft limited release.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Honey)
Availability: 12oz Cans, 1.32 Gallon Mini-Keg, Draft.
Latest Return: Early January 2018

10% ABV

Images via Bell’s Brewery.