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Lonerider Magnificent 77 American IPA, Brewed with 77 Hop Varieties

Lonerider Magnificent 77 IPA can

Lonerider Magnificent 77 American IPA, brewed with 77 different hop varieties. First in the world? As far as we can tell.

I’m sure you brewers and home brewers are wondering about the process. Hops from 7 different countries were blended for the 7 hop additions in the 77 minute boil. After fermentation, Lonerider Magnificent 77 is dry-hopped with a different variety every day for 7 days, then 14 more varieties over the subsequent 7 days. If all those numbers got confusing, that means a lot of hops.

In the end Lonerider Magnificent 77 is a 7.7% alcohol by volume IPA (77 IBUs). Are you seeking this hop monster? The Raleigh, North Carolina brewery is releasing these cans once again at a dock party on July 7th.

As for the extensive hop lineup for Lonerider Magnificent 77, the brewery isn’t disclosing. Besides, would you read them all?

Style: IPA
Hops: 77 varieties.

Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited release.
Latest Return: 7/7/17

7.7% ABV, 77 IBUs

Image: Beer Street Journal 

11 thoughts on “Lonerider Magnificent 77 American IPA, Brewed with 77 Hop Varieties

      • Oh, I’m not saying that to you. It’s just commentary on how breweries would focus more on a gimmick than making a good beer. I’m not saying it’s bad, because I haven’t had it, but some of the best IPAs have the fewest hop varieties. The whole concept seems “small dickish” to me. 7.7%, 77 IBU, 77 varieties… Sounds desperate. They need to drink some Trillium.

        • Ha. Gotcha. I look at it a few ways. Breweries have to market. So you come up with interesting things to sell and brew. Plus, in brewing, experimentation is the key to the whole thing. So, why not? That’s way we have cars, planes, cell phones, and heated toilet seats, and snuggies…

          • It’s also why we have cars that pollute the planet, planes that crash, cell phones that corrupt the minds of 8 year olds, toilet seats that scorch, and snuggies that cause cancer (I made that up). Their slogan is “Ales for Outlaws”. They have some issues.

          • I meant issues. Their marketing has issues. Their name is an issue. Their slogan is an issue. Issues that would cause their beer to fail in most markets. There is good marketing and bad marketing. Bad marketing is an issue.

          • I’m no expert of marketing so I will just add that they seem to be doing good for themselves as is, but I suppose it could be even better.

          • For what it’s worth, I had a can of this last night for IPA Day and found it to be quite unique, but not for me. Not bright or dank, but somewhere in-between. I got a lot of tangerine on the nose and palate, along with (too much) caramel. Heck, in my eyes any caramel in an IPA is too much. The beer was well carbonated, amber in color, clear but with some hop residue. The 77 IBUs started to hit hard after a few ounces.

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