Topic Archives: Imperial IPA

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

“Bridge Collapsing” Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta arrives Sunday

Monday Night Don't Call It Hotlanta can

Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta debuts on April 29th.

The latest release in the brewery’s Black Tie Series is a quadruple dry-hopped imperial India pale ale, brewed with Columbus, Citra, and Galaxy hops. According to the brewery, it’s a “bridge collapsing” 8.5% alcohol by volume. Don’t know what that means? Google it.

With the unpredictability of Atlanta’s spring weather, this cloudy double IPA pops with sunny tropical notes on the nose. It drinks dank and finishes with a bit of bitterness, much like an Atlanta sports fan.

Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta is available starting April 29th in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Columbus
Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Flaked Oats

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 4/29/18

8.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Forecast: Hazy (& juicy). Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus returns this spring

Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus can

If you are a brewery that just invested thousands in a new centrifuge, the news lately might sting a little bit. Hazy IPA is now an official style according to the Brewers Association. The style is basically here to stay.  Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus, a hazy IPA that was very popular last year, will return this spring.

Think of this beer as a hop showcase. Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus brings Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops into play, at nearly 4 pounds per barrel. If you are in the hops purchasing business, that translates to expensive.

For the drinker, those hops mean an imperial India pale ale big on citrus, passionfruit, and kiwi. “Trop hops” as we call them. The beer is unfiltered and hazy, which means a glass of resiny, juicy goodness. Not to overuse the terms hazy and juicy, but that’s what Terrapin brings to the table in this new can. 12 ounces of juicy citrus, meant to be consumed as soon as possible.

 Cumulus Lupulus is a great big juicy super hopped up unfiltered IPA with tropical fruit notes throughout the entire beer, from aroma to finish. – “Spike”, Terrapin Co-Founder & Brewmaster

Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus will return in the spring of 2018 in 12-ounce cans and draft. The brewery will again stagger market releases to ensure freshness.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: April 2018

8.1% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

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-7

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.

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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 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