Since today is National IPA Day, we’ve an ALL-IPA selection of recent releases that you’ll want to chase down…
Ripe, Juicy & Balanced (Athens, GA) – Creature Comforts Brewing is renowned for its one-offs and special releases, but they’ve a year round IPA that always delivers. Soft, pillowy and deftly balanced, Creature Comforts Tropicália is a juicy 6.6% ABV India Pale Ale with ripe citrus and passion fruit aromatics, subtle bitterness and a full, fruit-forward hop flavor.
Milk Shake Timed (Exton, Pa) – Iron Hill Brewery has returned something special which was first released in the summer of 2021 as a limited run and sold out within just a few weeks of its debut. Brewed with lactose and finished with blood orange puree, Iron Hill Orange Creamsicle Milkshake IPA is a 7% ABV India Pale Ale with a silky-smooth mouthfeel reminiscent of the iconic creamy orange sherbet treat.
Naturally Conditioned (Burlington, VT) – At Switchback Brewing, every release is carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself resulting in a 100% naturally conditioned beer. And the brewery’s newest release is an uber-tasty example of this delicate process. Totally unfiltered and 100% naturally carbonated, Switchback Zaboo Hazy IPA is a 5.9% ABV Hazy IPA with a fresh woodland hop aroma, and subtle notes of juicy stone fruit, honeydew melon, orange, peach and pear.
Going Phishing (Waitsfield, VT) – Lawson’s Finest Liquids is returning a limited release that was named in a nod to the legendary VT band, Phish, and its song “Ocelot.” Brewed with a truly international menu of hops from the Pacific Northwest, Australia and New Zealand, Lawson’s Hopcelot IPA is a 7% ABV India Pale Ale with complex citrus and pine notes and a fruity finish.
Triumphant (St Paul, MN) – After a successful debut in the 2020 Summit Block Party Box Summit Brewing took a 95 calorie IPA year-round. Low-calorie, low-carb, yet hop-forward and bold, Summit Triumphant Session IPA is a 4% ABV India Pale Ale with a balanced bitterness and clean finish.
Hop Seasoned (Bucks County, PA) – Neshaminy Creek Brewing has a tasty summer seasonal that was inspired by the brewery’s many trips to Yakima Valley and brewed in collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops. Crafted with some of their favorite varietals including Citra, Simcoe, Idaho 7, Cryo Columbus and HBC586, a newer experimental hop, Neshaminy Creek Pick Window is a 7% ABV American IPA that captures that perfect moment when the hops are at their prime.
Candy Oh! (Charlotte, NC) – Sycamore Brewing has released a summer-ready variation of one of its most popular beers. Brewed with a specially curated mix of hops that limit the piney taste of a traditional IPA, and allow for the tropical fruits and notes of citrus, berry and candy to shine, Sycamore Beach Candy is a 6% ABV easy-drinking IPA with a minimal malt menu that allows its citrus, berry and candy notes to shine.
Get Split (San Diego, CA / Reno, NV) – Two ‘ace’ breweries AleSmith and Revision Brewing in Reno, Nevada crafted a special collab together and crafted a beer you’ll want in your hand. Brewed with a smart menu of Idaho 7, Chinook, and Mosaic hops AleSmith Split Aces IPA is a 6.8% ABV West Coast-Style India Pale Ale with bright notes of tropical fruit, pine, and berries.
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