Beer in general moves quickly. We get dozens of new beers every month. And nothing has quicker turnaround, more innovation, and spends a shorter time on the shelf than IPA's do. With their relatively shorter shelf-life, focus on fresh, bright hop flavors, and general popularity, IPA's come in and out so frequently it can be hard to keep up with them.
But don't fret, we've got your back! Check out Jake's favorite new IPA's spanning the breadth of the very dynamic style, and then try them for yourself. There's a lot to get excited about out there!
Birmingham District, Cosmic Frost
If you have yet to delve into the newest, crispiest iteration of the IPA style, the Cold IPA, you better get on down to Birmingham District. The most recent cans in their Cold IPA series just hit our shelves and they are not messing around. Crystal clear, absurdly bright and bone-dry, the cryo Citra and Galaxy are fully front and center. This is the antidote to haze-fatigue.
Aslin, Orange Starfish
Tropical, tropical, tropical. A moderate body and lightly murky yellow appearance give the illusion of some sort of tropical mango pineapple juice, and frankly that impression is not that far off from reality. A huge nose of tropical and stone fruit leads the way, and the swallow is moderately sweet but not overly heavy. Sip this in the sun.
Parish/ Other Half, Okra
This is the obvious big hitter. Southern haze overlords Parish teamed up with the nearly mythical Brooklyn monolith Other Half, and unsurprisingly, the result is a bombastic, nearly perfect hazy double IPA. Utilizing solely New Zealand Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Nectaron for it's absurd dry-hopping regimen, this juice bomb brings to mind tangerine juice, Flinstones Push-Pops and fresh cut grass, if it were somehow turned into candy. No okra was harmed in the making of Okra.
Wild Leap, Alpha Abstraction 24
The fact that Alpha Abstraction, Wild Leap's breakthrough and recurring double IPA series, is still as relevant today as it ever was says something about the quality of this little darkhorse producer located in no-man's-land between Birmingham and Alabama. The malt bill is locked in yet malleable enough to shift slightly to accommodate each different hop profile. On this go around, they've highlight experimental hop HBC-586, which is giving a bevy of sweet fruit aromas with just a touch of spicy herbal quality.
The NEW NEW!
- Evil Twin: Back In A New York State of Mind - IPA double dry-hopped with Citra and Tango
- Evil Twin: Our Most Popular Coconut Double IPA - Double IPA with Coconut, double dry-hopped with Citra and Cashmere
- Evil Twin: That Moment You Think It's a Parking Spot and then Boom... Motorcycle - Triple IPA double-dry-hopped with Citra, Motueka and Sabro
- Parish/ Other Half: Okra - Hazy double IPA with all New Zealand Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Nectaron
- Aslin: Orange Starfish - Juicy, tropical IPA
- Aslin: Hawaiian Lush - IPA with pineapple, key lime and coconut
- Steele Hall: Camellia - Hazy IPA
- Duclaw: Hop Tarts - Milkshake IPA with strawberry and banana
- Abita: Ride Share - Triple IPA
- Straight To Ale: Juicy Bunny - Juicy pale ale
- Hi-Wire: Czech Pils - Czech style Pilsner with floor malted bohemian barley and Saaz
- Evil Twin: Make It Fruity - Cherry Limeade weisse
- Evil Twin/ Homes: Even More Depths - Sour ale with Cocoa, Buddhas Hand, raspberry and sweet cherry
- Straight To Ale: Stone Fruit Sour - Imperial sour ale with peaches, apricots and vanilla
- Hi-Wire: Ten Years of Hi-Wire - Blend of Bourbon-barrel aged 10w-40 imperial stout, BBA barleywine and BBA Belgian-style quad