A new sub-genre of the classic American IPA has made its way out of California this year. A key ingredient to the style is an enzyme (amyloglucosidase) commonly used to convert malt sugars to alcohol in high-gravity beer styles like imperial stouts and barlywines. By using the enzyme in a lower-gravity beer the result is a drying effect to the malt structure, so a focus of the hop bill can be achieved. If you’re a fan of late addition hop IPA’s this is a style well worth exploring.
What better way to commemorate a fresh start than with an uber-fresh beer? This variant of our Enjoy By IPA series features innovative brewing techniques that give it a bright effervescence and a super-dry finish. It makes for a great craft beer alternative to traditional “bubbles,” and it’s still blasted with enough explosive hop flavor to rival any fireworks display. Enjoy its refreshing notes of citrus and peach before, during or after the holidays… just not TOO long after.
While this beer is brewed NOT to last, here’s hoping your resolutions are the opposite.
$7.99 @ Plaza Liquor | 22oz. Single Bottle | 9.4% ABV | IBU 90
Style: Double IPA
Malted Grains: N/A
Hops: Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra,
Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, and Helga
Rate Beer: N/A Overall/N/A Style
Beer Advocate: 4.16/5