Topic Archives: Imperial IPA

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 ūüíü 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

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‚Äôs 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 РA 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.

Posted in Don't Miss This, Scofflaw Brewing Co.

Scofflaw Double Jeopardy IPA is getting an artistic upgrade in 2018

Scofflaw Double Basement IPA

Scofflaw Double Jeopardy IPA is part of a series of artwork upgrades for the brewery in 2018.

Atlanta’s Scofflaw Brewing had one hell of a year. Between brewery expansions, the “middle finger scandal”, ordering a new brewhouse, and partnering with Scottish brewer Brewdog, it’s a wonder anyone on the team has time to sleep. Somewhere in the mix, someone there had time to work on upgrading their canned artwork.

The brewery’s Basement IPA is still #1 in demand. According to Jonathan Ingram at Scofflaw, Hooligan and Double Jeopardy are tied for second. Those that are hop-addicted are a home in the Simcoe heavy Double Jeopardy. Artist Josh Jameson is the talent behind beautiful updates.

Double Jeopardy has a malty bite up front from caramel and pale malts followed by a resinous hoppy middle, then finishes with a lingering, bittersweet boozy tingle. This big and bold unfiltered IPA taunts you: Can you walk away without having another?

Scofflaw Double Jeopardy IPA is available year-round in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style:Imperial IPA
Hops: Simcoe (& more)

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round

10% ABV

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing Rubber Band Man

The Veil Brewing Rubber Band Man debuts on November 28th.

By now a song by either The Spinners or T.I. is stuck in your head. There’s a Richmond, Virginia based brewery that has a beer to go with the tune. The Veil Brewing Rubber Band Man is available¬†for the first time this week.

Imperial doesn’t cut it when describing this beer. The Veil calls this a “quadruple IPA” that breaks the 13% alcohol by volume mark.

Hopped with an irresponsible amount of Citra, Enigma, Amarillo, and Mosaic. This one is outta boundz!

The Veil Brewing Rubber Band Man is available starting Tuesday, November 28th at in 16-ounce cans.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Enigma, Amarillo, Mosaic

Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 11/28/17

13.1% ABV