Topic Archives: Imperial IPA

Posted in Adroit Theory Brewing, New Releases

Adroit Theory Now I Am Death, Destroyer of Worlds (and palates)

Adroit Theory Now I Am Death

Adroit Theory Now I Am Death, Destroyer of Worlds is the latest badass artifice that just happens to also be a beer.

Title first. The beer’s name comes from J. Robert Oppenheimer. The theoretical physicist is among those called the “father of the atomic bomb” for their work on the Manhattan Project, that produced the first nuclear weapons. Upon the first atomic bomb detonation in the Trinity Test in New Mexico on July 16, 1945, Oppenheimer quoted the Bhagavad Gita “Now I am become Death, Destroyer of worlds.” Hiroshima and Nagasaki saw it first hand in August of 1945.

Adroit Theory Now I Am Death, Destroyer of Worlds is slightly more innocuous when compared to Oppenheimer’s creation. The “triple” India pale ale is brewed with over 10 pounds of hops per 31 gallons, heavy on Citra and Mosaic.

Aromas of orange, mango & lychee meld with malt sweetness. Assertive bitterness relaxes into a semi-dry finish.

Adroit Theory Now I Am Death, Destroyer of Worlds is available now in 22 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.

Debut: Late February, 2017

10% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Scofflaw Brewing Co.

Scofflaw Double Basement, the “bigger, badder brother”

Scofflaw Double Basement

Scofflaw Double Basement, a bigger, bolder edition of the brewery’s Basement IPA, debuts on draft this weekend.

As Scofflaw’s co-founder Matt Shirah mentions, “It’s Basement’s bigger, badder brother.”  He means it when is says there’s a “f ton” of juicy hops in Double Basement. The brewery uses nearly 5 pounds of (predominantly Citra) hops per barrel.

While it will only be found on tap this weekend, the brewery tells Beer Street Journal the label is done. It’s up to the fans whether it’s ready for the big show or not.

Scofflaw Double Basement is currently available as a draft-only offering, starting March 2nd.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra

Availability: Draft
Debut: 3/2/17

10.5% ABV

Image: Scofflaw Brewing 

Posted in Don't Miss This, Half Acre Brewing, Seasonal Return

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter to debut in cans for the first time

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter cans

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter, the bigger, boozier version of the brewery’s pale ale, debuts in cans for the first time in March.

As the name suggests, Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter, is Daisy Cutter with no boundaries. It carries all the big citrus and grass notes of the year-round pale ale, with an amplified malt presence.

Brewed quarterly, Double Daisy Cutter is a Chicago favorite. For the first time, 16 ounce cans debut, along side ‘Tuna‘ on March 3rd.

A monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. A heftier grain bill amps up the weight and double dry hopping insures there’s enough grit to recede your gums.

Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter was first brewed in 2010. Since then, it appears quarterly throughout the year. Available in 4-packs for $15.99 each.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: IL, WI, Philadelphia, NYC
Debut (Cans): 3/3/17

8.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Left Hand Brewing

Left Hand A Blessing & A Curse is slated for May

Left Hand A Blessing & A Curse

Left Hand A Blessing & A Curse joins the Colorado brewery’s ‘Big ‘Mo” lineup in May.

The brewery partners hops from the northern and southern hemispheres when creating this imperial India pale ale. The finished beer boasts citrus, pine and tropical fruit.

This double IPA delivers a synthesis of hops from opposite hemispheres with an aggressive disposition of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit characteristics for a delightfully juxtaposed consequence. Count your blessings, accept the curse.

Left Hand A Blessing & A Curse is slated for a May, 2017 release.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: May, 2017

9.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, NoDa Brewing

NoDa Brewing Hop Cakes is back in cans on February 12th

NoDa Hop Cakes Imperial IPA

NoDa Hop Cakes will be available once again in mid-February, 2017.

Each batch of NoDa Hop Cakes is brewed with 110 pounds of maple syrup from Vermont. 16 oz cans were first made available in February of 2015.

16 ounce cans and draft will be available at the brewery starting with a special event on Sunday at the brewery in Charlotte. Details for the event can be found on NoDa Brewing’s website.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Maple Syrup)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Next release: Feburary 12, 2017

10.2% ABV

Image via NoDa Brewing

Posted in New Releases, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls promoted to year-round

Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls

Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls, first released in cans in 2015, is now year-round. The IPA is apart of the brewery’s Bone Tablet Series, and was originally the third canned offering.

Inspired by the Orphic bone tablets which explore the dichotomous nature of life and death, our Bone Tablet series reveals the many sides of the IPA. Transmigration of Souls is an irresponsibly hopped Double IPA, bursting with life from an absurd amount of aromatic hops. You’ll experience a bouquet of orange, lemon, and tropical fruit sitting on top of a clean, dry malt body.

Orpheus Transmigration of Souls joins Lyric Ale, and Atalanta, the brewery’s first three package offerings.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Azacca, Lemon Zest, Apollo, Wakatu
Malts: Two row barley, white wheat

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Initial Release (Cans): March, 2015

10% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Founders Brewing

Founders Doom to return in the spring

Founders Doom, the brewery’s barrel-aged imperial IPA, returns this year.

Doom is based off another beer dubbed – Hand of Doom that has made appearances in the Founder’s taproom in the past. 2013 was the first (and only) time this beer was bottled; part of the brewery’s Backstage Series. Founders takes their imperial IPA Double Trouble and aged in oak bourbon barrels.

Doom may be impending but that doesn’t mean you have to fear it. A collision of worlds, the intense hop character of our imperial IPA mingles with the warm vanilla and oak notes imparted from time spent in our favorite bourbon barrels. Like all good things, Doom comes to those who wait.

New for 2017, Founders Doom will be available in 12 ounce bottles for the first time, as well as the well-known 750 milliliter bottles. Expect the release in May/June.

Style: Imperial IPA (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Release: May, 2017

10% ABV

Read more: Backstage Series

Founders Doom

PIC: Beer Street Journal