Good People Juco Southern IPA is the latest summer seasonal from the Birmingham, Alabama brewery.
If you aren’t familiar with the term, “Juco” is short for junior college. The hop-forward offering is a quite sessionable 4.2% alcohol by volume. (Translation: Good for all-day drinking.) This beer rocks flavors of pine and lemon zest thanks to generous doses of Columbus, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Equinox.
Talk about a rush of hop flavor. This beer is as hoppy and dank as the 6% to 7% IPAs that folks are standing in line for. The “session IPA” season hits full swing when the temperature rises. Great news for your liver. There have been some really good ones, but we haven’t been floored until this beer. Don’t look for a thin or watery beer in this can. JUCO is that bold hop flavor you need in an IPA that won’t leave you floating facedown in the pool after an afternoon of drinking. Think of it as adding a little “class” to your summer.
Scoring high grades in flavor and hoppy taste, JUCO isn’t worried about achieving a lower ABV than our flagship IPA. In fact that’s what a chill summer class is all about. This may be the best 6 beers of your life.
Good People Juco Southern IPA debuts on May 1st on draft, and 12 ounce cans in mid-May.
Hops: Columbus, Mosaic, Simcoe, Equinox
Malts: 2-Row, Vienna, and Crystal 40
Yeast: California Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: May, 2017
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New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA is now hitting shelves nationally this month.
In late 2016, New Belgium signaled a few lineup changes with the addition of the Voodoo Ranger Series. Initial releases include Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, and 8 Hop Pale Ale.
This month, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina will be available for a limited time, perfect for warm weather drinking. The base beer is an unfiltered wheat based IPA that is big on trop hops including German Mandarina Bavaria and Australian Galaxy. Translation: juicy.
TASTE. Juicy is a great description. This new glass of haze plays jump rope with citrus flavors (like orange, lemon and grapefruit) and a touch of pine. This new Ranger finishes slightly sweet and smooth thanks to a blend of wheat. It’s like New Belgium bottled a sunny day.
Drink up now, because this summer a Passionfruit Imperial IPA is headed to the series.
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA is available in 22 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Galaxy, Cascade, Calypso
Malts: Pale, White Wheat, Red Wheat, Dark Wheat.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Mid-April, 2017
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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.
Lagunitas has Born Yesterday, a beer brewed with wet hops flown in from Yakima, Washington and thrown in the brew kettle within 24 hours. It’s a real treat if you snag it fresh.The beer is massively aromatic, dank, bitter; all the things you want in a fresh hopped IPA that is sadly only available once a year. No need to wait until late summer for your next fix, because Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday has arrived.
The brewery boasts some kind of expensive, proprietary technology that has allowed them to preserve the wet hops (making them wet all year). That means they don’t have to wait for the next harvest to create “Born”. While hops are just starting to sprout, you can have a beer that tastes like the coming harvest.
Ours is a homegrown process of time dilation for the delicate hop cone that the flower doesn’t even perceive and so delivers its still newborn self to our kettle months and months after its birth. Questing has no end and we are still tweaking our process but we hope you find this mid-summer anachronism to be as satisfying as we do.
Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday is a limited release, unfiltered “wet-hopped” beer, available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Release: May, 2017
Terrapin Luau Krunkles, a tropically inspired India pale ale, will return again this summer. Instead of year-round as previously reported, the beer will be a limited time offering in 6-packs. (Available year-round in the IPA Survival Kit.)
“Krunkles” is a fictitious character (perhaps real, depending on who you ask at the brewery) that travels the world looking for new India pale ales. The series has seen releases like Krunkles Down Under (all Aussie & New Zealand hops), Samurai Krunkles, and Dr. Krunkles. When the heat rises, Kruckles goes tropical.
Terrapin Luau Krunkles is inspired by a Hawaiian drink called POG. The beverage is brewed with passionfruit, orange, and guava. (Yes that same drink gave rise to the POG game of the 90’s.)
Krunkles is back with another world renowned IPA inspired by this time spent on the Hawaiian Islands. Jam packed with tropical flavors of passionfruit, orange and guava, this “Hawaiian IPA” is brewed to accompany you to your next luau.
Terrapin Luau Krunkles is a 12 ounce can and draft release, returning in summer, 2017.
Next Return: July, 2017
Ed note: Updated article to include Luau Krunkles year-round availability in the IPA Survival Kit.
California based The Bruery is finally doing something they said they’d never do. Releasing India pale ales. So as not to be called liars, they are doing it in their own unique way – under their own label Offshoot Beer Co. Among the first – Offshoot Beer Fashionably Late IPA.
Considering the India pale ale style continues to reign across craft beer, and The Bruery has basically avoided making them like the plague, the name ‘Fashionably Late IPA‘ is fitting. Since hazy, juicy “New England Style” IPAs are hot right now, that’s exactly where Offshoot Beer Co. is starting their journey.
Offshoot Beer Fashionably Late IPA is a hazy, juice bomb, featuring juicy hops like Citra, El Dorado, and Mandarina Bavaria.
They killed it with this one. It pours like orange juice, and smells like tangerines and oranges. The flavor follows suit. The beer is very juicy, slightly bitter, and very bright. “Late” just begs for you to drink it in the sun. The Bruery/Offshoot Beer Co. really did wait for the prefect time to release an IPA. Sure, dropping a hoppy can would have made a splash. But waiting nearly a decade to do it and popping out a hip new “New England Style” IPA? Absolute fire.
Don’t look for distribution for this or any of the Offshoot lineup anytime time soon. This new hoppy lineup will be made available to those that have signed up on the brewery’s interest list for pickup at the brewery only. The Bruery tells Beer Street Journal that there might be a time that California will see some distribution, but for now, the brewery’s receiving dock in Placentia, California is the only place you’ll get them.
Fashionably Late IPA will be one of the first canned releases in late April, 2017.
Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Mandarina Bavaria
Malts: 2 Row, Pale Wheat, Rolled Oats
Availability: 16oz Cans. Brewery only.
Debut: Late April, 2017
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Upslope Experimental IPA 2017 is now available, featuring some of America’s hottest hops right now.
For us, if you say the worlds Mosaic, Idaho 7, or Lemondrop, you have our attention. That’s exactly the hop lineup in this year’s inaugural Experimental IPA. Available now through May, the brewery is offering up an mouthful of peach, tangerine, papaya and lemon, 12 ounces at a time. This IPA is bright, just like a sunny spring day.
You might say – “Wait, I’ve seen those hops all over the place. Why is this “experimental”? That depends on a few things. Hops like Mosaic and Idaho 7 are in especially high demand – and expensive. The release of Upslope Experimental IPA 2017 affords the brewers an chance to play with newer varieties and see what you – the drinking public like. If you do as much as we do, you’ll probably see it again. Hops are expensive and let’s face it. There are ton of IPAs out there. If you release a new one, it better be good.
“This annual Experimental India Pale Ale series is our chance to show our brewing team’s commitment to innovation and the exploration of hops. This year’s inaugural batch showcases some of our favorite hops, which together, deliver a punchy combination of hop goodness for one of our favorite IPAs yet.” Sam Scruby, Upslope head brewer
So now’s your chance to taste the experiment and see for yourself. Upslope Experimental IPA 2017 is available from April through May in 12 ounce cans.
Hops: Mosaic, Idaho 7, Lemondrop
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. April-May (One-off)
Debut: April, 2017
6.4% ABV, 65 IBUs
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