Topic Archives: IPA

Posted in Seasonal Return, SweetWater Brewing

Pineappley SweetWater Goin’ Coastal is back. PERMANENTLY.

SweetWater Goin Coastal IPA can

Atlanta’s headiest brewery has dropped their hoppy pineapple offering once again. This time, it’s sticking around indefinitely. SweetWater Goin’ Coastal won’t be fading with the fall this year.

In case you haven’t tried a cocoction of this variety yet, pineapple works quite well with the citrusy/tropical hops of an American IPA. Especially since SweetWater is doing the hopping. This beer is heavy on the citrus and fruity hops, with a tropical breeze of pineapple. Find water and sit your ass in a tube and take stock of your life. The demand for this island breeze of a beer has prompted SweetWater to keep this beer in the lineup all year long.

Slide into summer and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple- and just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick.

SweetWater Goin’ Coastal will be a 12 ounce bottle and 16 ounce can offering. Back on shelves for a second season in March, 2017.

Style: IPA (w/ Pineapple)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12 oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Latest Return: Late Feb/March, 2017

6.1% ABV

SweetWater Goin' Coastal can stack

Posted in Left Hand Brewing, New Releases

Left Hand Well Played Red IPA, a new seasonal hits shelves

Left Hand Well Played Red IPA

Left Hand Well Played Red IPA is coming to the brewery’s lineup in 2017.

In 2017, expect new styles, and more cans from the Longmont, Colorado based brewery. In February, expect Well Played Red IPA to debut. This is “red” India pale ale is brewed with a blend of experimental hops that will rotate based on availability.

Experimental hops and specialty malts compose a beer which is malty up front with robust hop character and a dry finish.

Left Hand Well Played Red IPA is now available in 12 ounce cans and draft starting in March, 2017.

Style: Red IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Feb-April
Debut: February/March, 2017

6.8% ABV, 70 IBUS

Posted in Avery Brewing, Headlines

Avery The Reel Peel IPA a new year-round can potential

Avery The Reel Peel IPA

Avery The Reel Peel IPA is a future can, and future year-round release.

With the number of breweries added a Fruited India pale ale to their year-round lineup, style is here to stay. The Reel Peel IPA bolsters the citrusy hops with tangerine peel. The brewery recently released Tangerine Quad, also with tangerine peel, in their Botanticals & Barrels Series.

Inspired by a summer’s day and crAfted to crush year-round, our IPA twists real tangerine peel and citrusy hops into this juicy experience! It’s the real deal!

Avery The Reel Peel IPA is slated for 12 ounce cans. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: IPA (w/ Tangerine Peel)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

6.5% ABV

Posted in Anchor Brewing, New Releases

California berries: Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA

Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA 6pack

Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA debuts in the California based brewery’s lineup as February draws to a close.

Let’s face it. Fruited India pale ales are here to stay. So much so that some of America’s largest and most respected breweries have added a fusion of hops and fruit to their year-round lineup. Now it is Anchor’s turn.

Anchor Blackberry Daze is brewed with Cali-grown blackberries, added during secondary fermentation. The brewery expects this beer to have ripe fruit flavors, and an underlying hop bitterness that plays nicely with tartness from the blackberries.

“When using fruit in an IPA, we want something that stands up to and also pairs nicely with the hops. Blackberries uniquely compliment the hops, rather than contrast with them. We add some fruit to the brewkettle towards the end of the boil, giving the beer a nice berry jam aroma. Then we add fresh berries in the cellar, imparting a sharp tartness that compliments the beer’s hoppy flavors… – Scott Ungermann, Anchor Brewmaster

Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA is 12 ounce bottle and draft, year-round

Style: IPA (w/ Blackberries)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round
Debut: March, 2017

6.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Ecliptic Brewing, New Releases

Ecliptic Starburst IPA kicks off new can lineup

Ecliptic Starburst IPA cans

Portland, Oregon’s Ecliptic Brewing is releasing their first canned offering starting March 1st, after three years of brewing. Ecliptic Starburst IPA ships this week.

Owner and head brewer John Harris selected a counter pressure canning system from Codi Manufacturing out of Golden, Colorado, and selected Starburst to lead off the aluminum charge. The Sasquatch Agency created the can designs, keeping the brewery’s astronomical theme intact.

Starburst IPA features Amarillo, Azacca, Centennial, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops, backed up by 100% pale malt. The finished beer is full of citrus, fruit and pine.

“This next step for Ecliptic has been one that the entire team has stepped up and helped with,” said Harris.  “From making major changes in the brewhouse to design decisions for the cans, this process has been really exciting.” – Joe Harris, Owner/Co Founder

Ecliptic Starburst IPA is available year-round in 12 ounce cans and draft.

Style: IPA
Hops:  Amarillo, Azacca, Centennial, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut (Cans): 3/1/17

7.4% ABV, 75 IBUs

Posted in Headlines, Sierra Nevada, Tree House Brewing Company

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp East Meets West IPA, featuring Tree House Brewing

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp East Meets West IPA

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp East Meets West IPA will be a part of this years “Beer Camp Around the World” when it debuts later this year.

In 2017, Sierra Nevada is taking their famed Beer Camp internationally, collaborating with both selected American brewers, and some of the world’s best. Stateside, Massachusetts based Tree House Brewing Company has been  selected. 

RELATED: Sierra Nevada teams up with Surly Brewing 

Sierra Nevada is famous for the west coast IPA. If you wanted to point fingers at breweries responsible for the hazy, “New England Style” IPA, at least one finger would be pointed at Tree House. Perhaps that’s what makes this future collaboration so interesting. Clarity meets hazy. East Coast meets West Coast. Think of it like turning on a humidifier and dehumidifier at the same time. You’d think it would cause a rip in the space-time continuum.

In just a few short years, Tree House has made made a big impact on the beer scene with their approach to the IPA – low bitterness, intense juicy hop flavor and unfiltered haze. As fellow lovers of the IPA, we combined our styles – the classic American IPA malt body and the New England approach to hopping- resulting in lightly bitter, unfiltered beer with huge hop flavor.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp East Meets West IPA will be a part of both the Beer Camp Variety Pack, and pouring at various Beer Camp festivals later this year.

Style: IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

7% ABV

Posted in Funky Buddha, Seasonal Return

Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA, Feb 19th

Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA

Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA pours once again on February 19th.

This beer is all about the Citrus × sinensis fruit, aka blood orange. Specifically the ‘Moro’ cultivar. The blood red juice gives this India pale ale a different juice complexity, when compared to oranges.

More Moro Blood Orange IPA is back! We ceremoniously slaughtered heaps of crimson-fleshed “Moro” fruit to retrieve its delicious ichor, and then blended it with caramel malts and grapefruity hops to produce the sticky, citrus blast that we crave. Oranges: you’re on notice.

Funky Buddha Moro Moro Blood Orange IPA is seasonally available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: IPA (w/ Blood Orange)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Feb-May
Latest Return: 2/19/17

7% ABV, 50 IBUs