Topic Archives: Imperial IPA

Posted in New Realm Brewing, New Releases

The “Martian style” imperial IPA from New Realm has arrived

New Realm Restricted Area Double IPA

New Realm Restricted Area Double IPA marks the second release of the brewery’s Monsters & Myths Series in 2022. 

Apparently, the secrets of the infamous Area 51 in Nevada include hops. Restricted Area Double IPA is a double IPA, brewed with a “paranormal” amount of Citra and Mosaic hops. According to New Realm, the brewery had yet to brew a beer using those two hop combinations together.

“Our Monsters & Myths DIPA series is a favorite among beer fans every year, and we can’t wait for Restricted Area to make its debut as our newest addition to the lineup. We joke that Restricted Area is a ‘Martian-Style’ DIPA, but really, it’s just out of this world! We cannot wait to see what our hop-loving beer fans think of this new release.” – Bob Powers, Co-Founder and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

New Realm Restricted Area Double IPA is available in 12-ounce cans and draft in late April 2022. 

Style: West Coast Style Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Seasonal Release

Debut: Late April 2022

9% ABV

Posted in New Beers, Terrapin Beer Company
Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

NoDa Brewing Hop Cakes is back in cans this weekend

NoDa Hop Cakes Imperial IPA

Noda Brewing Hop Cakes, the maple syrup heavy imperial India pale ale will resurface again this weekend.

Each batch of Hop Cakes is brewed with 110 pounds of maple syrup from Vermont. Cans of this sweet, hoppy dream were first released in February of 2015.

Pour yourself a stack of Imperial IPA goodness soaked in lots and lots of delicious Vermont maple syrup. Then put down your axe, loosen your suspenders and enjoy sweet, citrus, hops and resin flavors in this special release treat. Enjoy immediately (do not cellar). And feel free to come back for seconds!

Hop Cakes will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft at the brewery on January 27th, 2022.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Maple Syrup)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 1/27/22

10.2% ABV

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Posted in Monday Night Brewing, Seasonal Return

Bring a sweater. Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy returns

Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy

Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy imperial IPA makes an October return. 

This 9.5% alcohol by volume IPA delivers big on hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, and Galaxy to be exact. The “secret sauce” according to the brewery is the extra-dry finish and the “big citrusy melony nose”.

16-ounce cans and draft of Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy will be available across the brewery’s distribution footprint again this month. 

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, Galaxy

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 9/27/18
Latest Return: October 2021

9.5% ABV, 95 IBUs

Posted in Creature Comforts, Headlines, Seasonal Return

For the hardcore Tropicalia fans: Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze returns

Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze Can

A spin on one of Georgia’s most popular India pale ales returns this month – Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze.

Tropicalia, Creature Comfort’s year-round IPA has truly made a name for itself in the southeast. Building on that popularity, the Athens, Georgia-based brewery has released a few variants – including Tropicalisma, and Double Dry Hop Trop into a small-batch “Trop” inspired family. Imperial Trop Haze is truly the icing on a very hoppy cake for Creature fans.

Trop Haze is built on the same hop base as Tropicalia, with Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy hops – but way hazier, and a much bolder 8% alcohol by volume. 

Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze is available in 16-ounce cans and draft, starting October 12th. 

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 10/12/18
Latest Return: 10/12/21

8% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Bell’s Double Two Hearted Ale makes summer return

Bell’s Double Two Hearted Ale makes another return to shelves in July 2021.

For years, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale overtook Russian River Pliny the Elder as #1 India Pale Ale in America, according to Zymurgy Magazine, published by the American Homebrewer’s Association. Elder had the spot for seven years straight. Two Hearted Ale has both “classic” and “epic” statuses in our book.

In the past, you might have been lucky to come across Bell’s Double Two Hearted Ale on draft. It’s a hoppier and definitely boozier edition of its famous predecessor, to the tune of 11% alcohol by volume. If you’re a fan of Two Hearted Ale, this bigger edition really delivers. 

Expect 12-ounce bottles and draft of Double Two Hearted Ale to starting hitting shelves within the week. 

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles (New), Draft.
Debut (Bottles): July 2019
Latest Return: July 2021

11% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Realm Brewing, Seasonal Return

New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex turns 3, goes metallic

New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex 3rd Anniversary

New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex first debuted onHalloween week 2019. The dinosaurs may be gone, but this beer is back from seasonal extinction.

This imperial can of haze is rocking a sweet 80’s vibe and one of the largest land predators to ever exist. The New Realm team used all New Zealand hops for this release – specifically Moteuka, Wai-ti, and Rakau.

Brewed exclusively with hops from New Zealand…combined with Norwegian Kviek yeast gives this monster DIPA a cretaceous amount of juicy, fruity notes such as mango, pineapple, peach, apricot, and citrus.

To celebrate the 3rd release of Flex, the brewery created a special edition metallic label. 

New Realm Tyrannosaurus Flex is a part of the brewery’s ongoing “Monsters & Myths” Double IPA Series. Available in 16-ounce cans and draft at both the Atlanta and Virginia Beach, and new Charleston, South Carolina locations for a limited time.

Style: Juicy/Hazy IPA (Imperial IPA)
Hops: Motueka, Wai-Ti, Rakau
Malts: Proximity Pale, Flaked Oats, Wheat
Yeast: Kviek

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Late October 2019
Latest Return: July 2021

8.5% ABV, 35 IBUS