The Hop Concept IPA Galaxy & Comet is back for a second time in March, 2017.
California’s Port/Lost Abbey launched a new line extension in 2015 dubbed, The Hop Concept. The Hop Freshener series featured some of the THC’s first beers, focusing on how hops change IPAs.
The Hop Concept India pale ales focus on the dry-hopping process, focusing on how the brewing technique changes smell and aroma. In this case, Galaxy and Comet hops.
This edition is all about the tropical fruit, and dank pine flavors. Galaxy boasts peach and passionfruit flavors, and Comet – even more citrus. If you love a bright IPAs with just a bit of bitterness, don’t sleep on this release. The brewery touched up the recipe a bit for this second release.
“We really liked the way Galaxy and Comet turned out last year, but we felt we could do better this year. Tweaking the recipe this year gave us a chance to really let these two hops shine much more in this years batch.” Steve Burchill, Lead Brewer for The Hop Concept
The Hop Concept IPA Galaxy & Comet is a draft and 22 ounce bottle release.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Galaxy, Comet
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: March, 2017
PIC: Beer Street Journal