Topic Archives: IPA

Posted in Left Coast Brewing Company, New Releases

Left Coast Galaxy Supernova IPA debuts in California

Left Coast Galaxy Supernova

Left Coast Galaxy Supernova IPA debuts in cans across California this month.

Galaxy hops, one of the most sought after hop in the industry, highlights Left Coast Galaxy Supernova IPA. The Australian grown hop is like gold to American craft brewers. Draft debuted on September 1st, and now 16-ounce cans join the lineup.

This is a citrus bomb that has peach, passion fruit, and tropical fruit aroma and flavor.  Finishes dry and crisp.

Left Coast Galaxy Supernova IPA is available in 16-ounce cans as a limited release.

Style: IPA
Hops: Galaxy

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/1/17

6.5% ABV, 53.9 IBUs

Ed Note: This limited release has a 9/1 debut date. Beer Street Journal received can information this week. As a limited release, the beer might already be sold out.

Posted in New Releases, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater TripleTail goes year-round tropical

SweetWater TripleTail

“Tropical” is very much in style right now. Tropical hops like Mosaic, Galaxy, and Citra. Tropical flavors like mango, papaya, and pineapple. You get the idea. Atlanta’s largest craft brewery bolsters their flagship IPA with pineapple forward Goin’ Coastal, and joining the duo year-round will is SweetWater TripleTail.

“TripelT” debut in June as a summer seasonal release. Its popularity was instant. Mosaic and Waimea hops slam your palate with passion fruit and papaya flavors. Despite all the fruit mentions, you won’t find fruit in this India pale ale. The hops are the star here.

A tropical approach to the IPA style – TripleTail weaves juicy and bodacious hops with notes of papaya, pineapple and passionfruit into this lush hop-forward IPA, creating a mouthwatering vacation for your senses. At 5.5% ABV, you can lean back assured it will refresh you from sun up to sun down.

SweetWater TripleTail is available in 12-ounce bottles, cans, and draft year-round.

Style: IPA
Bravo, Mosaic, Denali
Dry Hops: 
Mosaic, Denali, Waimea
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Pilsner, Carapils

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Mid-June  2017

5.5% ABV

Posted in Good People Brewing, Seasonal Return

A spicy fall seasonal returns: Good People Mumbai Rye

Good People Mumbai Rye Can

Good People Mumbai Rye returns to cans for a second time, headlining the brewery’s fall release calendar.

This fall India pale ale features Columbus and Mt. Hood hops balanced by a peppery touch of rye malt.

This hop-forward Rye IPA puts rustic, earthy flavors on full display. Uniquely flavorful and easy-to-drink, they call it good karma in a can.

Good People Mumbai Rye is available in 12-ounce cans and draft once again on September 11th.

Style: Rye Beer / IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: AL, TN, Florida Panhandle
Latest Return: September 2017

7.4% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal. Ed note. We just drank a lot of Mumbai Rye while playing Oregon Trail. We all got dysentery. Again. 

Posted in New Releases, Odell Brewing

A special hop grinding process creates Odell Rupture

Odell Rupture

As the summer of 2017 winds down, a new beer is emerging in Fort Collins, Colorado – Odell Rupture.

A special flourish in the brewing process is what makes Odell Rupture so unique. Sure, you’ve heard of whole flower hops added to the boil, or used in dry-hopping. Odell does something a little different in this brewing process by grinding the whole flower hops minutes before meeting beer.

The brewery actually uses a mix of pellets and whole flower hops in their brewing processes. The biggest hop aromas came “rupturing” the lupulin in the whole flower hops in a grinding process. The brewery loved the result so much, they installed a hammer mill to aid in the process.

“By grinding the hops, we unlock an unparalleled amount of hop aroma. We built the recipe around highlighting that aroma, letting the hops take center stage without overwhelming bitterness.” – Brendan McGivney, COO

Odell Rupture is now available year-round in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft. Year-round
Debut: Late August 2017

6% ABV

Image: Odell Brewing

Posted in Burial Beer Co, New Releases

Burial Own Benefactor debuts this weekend, a collab with Carton Brewing

Burial Own Benefactor

This weekend Burial Own Benefactor, a collaboration with New Jersey’s Carton Brewing, debuts.

This release is an interesting blend of each of the brewery’s favorite house beers, merged into India pale ale form. Own Benefactor is brewed with 9 different hops and fermented with a kolsch yeast. Weird? Yes. Worth it? More than likely.

Burial Own Benefactor will be available in 16-ounce cans at the brewery in Asheville. Potential distribution to follow.

Style: IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 8/26/17

6.4% ABV

Posted in 21st Amendment Brewing, New Releases

Lupulin powder heavy 21st Amendment Tasty IPA debuts in September

21st Amendment Tasty IPA

21st Amendment Tasty IPA debuts nationwide in September; a collaboration with a local homebrewer.

Mike “Tasty” McDole, an award winning homebrewer partnered with 21st Amendment on this “tasty” release. The 6.8% alcohol by volume India pale ale features Citra and Mosaic lupulin powder, along with Eukanot hops. This commercial recipe was spawned from McDole’s own homebrew test batches.

If you’ve seen the movie American Beauty, substitute the girl on the cover for McDole, hops for rose petals, and you have the can art. Incidentally, the design was drawn by Mark McDole, Tasty’s son.

“If you like hops, and you love IPA, you’ll definitely enjoy this beer… even in spite of the naked guy swimming in hops on the front of the can. In all seriousness, this beer is delicious. The lupulin powder is made from the “heart of the hop,” where the hop resins and oils reside, giving this beer bright, fresh flavors and aromas of tropical stone fruits and pine, with a hint of spiciness.” – Shaun O’Sullivan, co-founder, and Brewmaster

21st Amendment Tasty IPA will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft as a limited release.

Style: IPA
Hops: Eukanot
Lupulin Powder: Citra, Mosaic

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: AK, CA, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WA, Washington D.C.
Debut: September 2017

6.8% ABV

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

“Juicy” Stone Tangerine Express IPA is a success, gets canned


Stone Tangerine Express IPA joined the brewery’s lineup in February. The “juicy” IPA has been quite successful, prompting the addition of cans.

There is no doubt that Stone Brewing loves their India pale ales. The most popular style in craft beer always seems to have room for another by the California based brewery.

Stone Tangerine Express IPA features whole tangerines and pineapples, added to a hoppy base IPA. No, fruited IPAs are NOT dead. Stone doesn’t stop short of taking a shot a some of those overly juicy IPAs out there. In the brewery’s own words – this one is for adults.

Imagine the tropical haze of a lazy afternoon-into-evening. Your official duties of the day have been to maybe take a hike to a secluded waterfall, perhaps grill something, definitely chill with plenty of sand between your toes…and crack a phenomenal beer to complete the experience. Check, check, check again and…pff…check.

Welcome to our vacation transportation express.

This ain’t no just-add-juice approach. This one is for adults. We use bountiful whole tangerine puree, which brings pithy, cap bitterness with the citrus flavor. In addition to the complexities of the tangerine — the likes of which you can only get by using the whole fruit — we judiciously employ just a hint of whole pineapple for a backbone. (you’d likely not even pick it out of the mix if we didn’t tell you it was there). We’re not looking for a sweet concoction to appease the “I want my beer to taste like fruit juice crowd. This is Stone. We like our IPAs to taste like IPAs. Big, bold, and not for kids.

Stone Tangerine Express IPA is already a 22-ounce bottle release. 12-ounce cans hit shelves in California in August, going national by January 2018.

Style: IPA (w/ Tangerine, Pineapple.)
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Sterling, Azacca, Mosaic
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: February 2017
Can Debut: August 2017

6.7% ABV