Archive for the 'Imperial IPA' Category

Victory Hop Ranch Imperial IPA

Victory-Hop-Ranch-Imperial-IPATo our hop ranchers, who coax and cultivate our enticing and flavorful hops, we raise this glass. Selecting the finest varieties in their natural, whole flower form, we craft our Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale, as a celebration of their successes. Pungent, floral and intense, this represents America’s best, in every relaxing sip.

From the Brewer – “This powerful brew features full, juicy hop character, while expressing notes of mango, pineapple and the pleasantly sharp, biting edges of tart citrus fruit.

Great with hot wings, curry, bold cheeses.

Hops: Mosaic and Azacca
Malts: Pilsner
Alcohol by volume: 9%
Format: 4 Packs
Seasonality: Winter


Sierra Nevada Hoptimum IPA

From the Brewer – “A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Resinous “new-school” and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.”

Hops: German Magnum, Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety, Citra & Chinook
Malts: Two-row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat
Yeast: Ale
Original Gravity: 4.5 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 100
Alcohol by volume: 10.4%
Format: 12 0z. 4 Packs
Seasonality: Limited Release

Captain Lawrence Palate Shifter Imperial IPA

captain-lawrence-palate-shifter-imperial-ipaFrom the Brewer – “When your everyday IPA no longer satisfies your craving for hoppy nectar, you have experience a Lupulin Threshold shift. The only cure is more hops! Palate shifter is brewed using the finest American grown hops and dry hopped for an extra aromatic kick!”

Pairs with: Mexican, Thai, curry, wasabi, buttery and spicy cheeses, exotic fruits.

Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Simcoe & Columbus, Chinook & Simcoe
Malts: 2-Row
Original Gravity: 19.5 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 90
Alcohol by volume: 9%
Format: 4 Packs
Seasonality: Year Round

Lagunitas IPA Maximus Ale

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a fluffy beige head.

Aroma: Light grapefruit and pine.

Taste: Candied grapefruit, turbinado sugar syrup, finishing with earthy bitter hops.

From the Brewer – “At the height of the heat in the heart of the summer, we felt the only cure was a raging mouthful of fresh Hops and Malt. Caution: May remove enamel from teeth.”

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 72.41
Original Gravity: 1.080 Plato
Alcohol by volume: 8.2%
Format: 12 oz. bottles
Seasonality: Year Round

Lemon Drop Imperial IPA

From the Brewer – “Choosing from the most rare and interesting varieties, our genius team of brewers is releasing four Single Hop Imperial IPAs in 2017. Like a delicious science experiment, each has the same grist bill to highlight the individual hop variety.”

The lemon is present. Put that cedar-planked salmon on display and end the night with a slice of raspberry cheesecake. If you’re looking for something lighter, slice up a Granny Smith apple and add Midnight Moon goat cheese.

Hops: Lemondrop
Yeast: American Ale
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 75
Original Gravity: 14.5 plato
Alcohol by volume: 8%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Limited

Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA

Flying-Dog-The-Truth-Imperial-IPAFrom the Brewer – “Developed alongside over a dozen Single-Hop Imperial IPAs. The truth was three years in the making and has some of the most unique hop varieties available today.”

The Truth’s sharp hop bitterness begins with pine on the nose and evolves into bright citrus and subtle stone fruit flavors. Pair this beer with sharp cheddar cheese and light, spicy proteins.

Yeast: American Ale
Hops: Warrior, Summit, CTZ, Citra, Amarillo
Malts: Munich, Acidulated, Malted Wheat
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 77
Alcohol by volume: 8.7%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Year Round

Goose Island The Illinois


“The Illinois” is in homage to the mile high skyscraper Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the city of Chicago that was never built. Had it been built, it would still be the tallest building in the world today. Inspired by this big idea, Goose Island’s brewers crafted a beer with towering hop character.

From the Brewer – The first Imperial beer of the year is The Illinois, a 9.0% ABV 95 IBU Imperial IPA that pushes the limits of hop flavor and aroma. Deep gold, complex citrus aroma, balanced clean bitterness, medium to full body.

Great with foods Ham, Turkey, or Lamb.

Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Citra, Meridian
Malts: 2-Row, Special Pale, C-20, C-60, Cara Red
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 95
Alcohol by volume: 9%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Limited

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