Topic Archives: Imperial IPA

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing Old Lions makes another appearance

The Veil Brewing Old Lions Imperial IPA can

The Veil Brewing Old Lions Imperial IPA is back in action today.

This “hopped to heck” imperial India pale ale features Amarillo, Simcoe, and Motueka hops. The last canning of this hop bomb was in December, 2016.

16 ounce cans will be available when the brewery opens on Tuesday, March 28th for a limited time, alongside a new gose brewed with Hawaiian Punch.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Simcoe, Motueka
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft
Latest Return: 3/28/17

8.6% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing, New Releases

So much citrus, now in cans. Meet Hi-Wire Man Eater

Hi-Wire Man Eater

Hi-Wire Man Eater, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s popular imperial IPA, is now 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. Expect limited distribution to follow soon.

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

Debut: March, 2017

8.3% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Terrapin Beer Company

Forecast: Hazy (& juicy). Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus debuts

Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus can

If you are a brewery that just invested thousands in a new centrifuge, this news might sting a little bit. Another hazy IPA is hitting shelves. Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus debuts this month.

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 debuts  this month in 12 ounce cans and draft. The brewery is staggering market releases to ensure freshness.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic
Availabilty: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017

8.1% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, The Hop Concept Brewing

The Hop Concept IPA Galaxy & Comet is back for another citrusy spring

The Hop Concept Galaxy & Comet bottle

The Hop Concept IPA Galaxy & Comet is back for a second time in March, 2017.

California’s Port/Lost Abbey launched a new line extension in 2015 dubbed, The Hop Concept. The Hop Freshener series featured some of the THC’s first beers, focusing on how hops change IPAs.

The Hop Concept India pale ales focus on the dry-hopping process, focusing on how the brewing technique changes smell and aroma. In this case, Galaxy and Comet hops.

This edition is all about the tropical fruit, and dank pine flavors. Galaxy boasts peach and passionfruit flavors, and Comet – even more citrus. If you love a bright IPAs with just a bit of bitterness, don’t sleep on this release. The brewery touched up the recipe a bit for this second release.

“We really liked the way Galaxy and Comet turned out last year, but we felt we could do better this year. Tweaking the recipe this year gave us a chance to really let these two hops shine much more in this years batch.”  Steve Burchill, Lead Brewer for The Hop Concept

The Hop Concept IPA Galaxy & Comet is a draft and 22 ounce bottle release.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Galaxy, Comet

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: March, 2017

8% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Enjoy By IPA is back on shelves

Stone Enjoy By IPA 4.20

The latest “devastatingly fresh” Stone Enjoy By IPA hits shelves this week – Enjoy By 4.20.17.

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 4.20.17 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, 2017

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 New Releases, The Veil Brewing, Trillium Brewing

Awesome can design: The Veil Brewing Extra Kreme, with Trillium Brewing

The Veil Brewing Extra Kreme

Virginia runs on DIPA. The Veil Brewing Extra Kreme, a collaboration with Trillium Brewing, debuted this week.

Besides the fantastic branding, The Veil Brewing Extra Kreme is a collaboration with Massachusetts based Trillium Brewing. The hop bomb is an “oat” imperial IPA, brewed with Simcoe lupulin powder, Simcoe hop pellets, and Australian Enigma hops. Additionally, oat milk, oat flour and oat malt was used in the brew, making this beer silky smooth.

This beer is actually one of two collaborations created with Trillium Brewing recently. The hoppy one you see above, and a funky beer that has been racked to wine barrels. Debut to be announced.

Extra Kreme debuted Tuesday in the taproom, and as of Thursday, still available in 16 ounce cans.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Oat Milk, Oat Flour)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 3/7/17

8% ABV

Posted in Headlines

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Passionfruit Imperial IPA look to expand “Voodoo” series

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Passionfruit Imperial IPA

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Passionfruit Imperial IPA, a future special release by the Colorado/North Carolina based brewery.

As 2016 drew to a close, New Belgium made few changes to their lineup, adding the Voodoo Ranger Series. The name is a nod to their beer reps in the field, lovingly referred to as “Beer Rangers”.

The lineup now includes 8 Hop IPA, and Imperial IPA. In a future potential special release, look for New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Passionfruit Imperial IPA. The tropical flavors of the passionfruit are backed back a copious amount of Citra and Galaxy hops. Sounds like a tropical hop explosion.

We’re told to eat 1 pint of fruit per day, id on’t know much about food, but I do know about pints. I also know what you should by my Passionfruit Imperial IPA. What should you expect from this expertly crafted ale? Tons of fresh tropical aromas backed by strong hop presence from Citra and Galaxy hops. Crack open my Passionfruit Imperial and add a pint of IPA to your day.

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Passionfruit Imperial IPA will be a 22 ounce bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Passionfruit)
Hops: Citra, Galaxy
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

8% ABV