The Hop Concept IPA Hull Melon & Blanc is coming in December, rounding out a year hop forward releases.
The Hop Freshener series debuted this year, devoted to exploring the flavor spectrum of hops, while educating the drinker on flavors and characteristics. The name is simplify the beer’s dominant trait.
The Hop Concept IPAs will focus more on the dry-hopping influences, meant to be a deeper dive into the hop experience.
The Hop Concept IPA Hull Melon & Blanc places these two hops into focus to start the new hop chapter.
“It’s a great way for the brew team to continue delve into new hop varietals. It’s an ingredient they’re very passionate about ”, said Lead Brewer Steve Burchill. “It’s also possible some of these new combinations could work their way in to more established brands in the future.”
The Hop Concept IPA Hull Melon & Blanc is a 22 ounce bottle offering and draft. Limited release.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Hull Melon, Blanc
Flavor: Huge aromas of bright passion fruit, pineapple and grapefruit will lead the charge from the Hallertau Blanc hops, while the Hull Melon hops will yield balancing floral honeydew melon and strawberry notes.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: December, 2015