Blue Velvet Ripple Sorbet IPA
Energy City Brewing
A Note on This Beer
How does a blueberry-tangerine fruit smoothie sound right now? Pretty great, right?
Now, what if I told you that that blueberry-tangerine fruit smoothie was ALSO a Citra-hopped juicebomb?
I’ll bet your mouth just started watering like Niagara Falls. When I first heard about today’s Blue Velvet Ripple Sorbet IPA from Energy City, mine sure did!
They brew this delectable fruit smoothie IPA with heaps of blueberries and ripe tangerines for a juicy swirl of sweet citrus and tangy berries. Then, they add vanilla to make every sip even more luxuriant and silky.
It drinks milkshake-thick, but it’s totally lactose-free. It really does taste as though those Chicago brewmasters at Energy City blended up a glass of fresh-squeezed OJ with a hefty dollop of blueberry sorbet.
A fruit-loaded sipper like this is best enjoyed whenever the heck you want it: dessert time, breakfast time, at the beach, on the porch. Shoot, this might be one of the best shower beers you’ll ever find!
But, that’s the thing — you’ll only find it at the brewery and right here. So, if a blueberry-tangerine fruit smoothie is what you’re after, you’d better lock in some Blue Velvet Ripple now!
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Wow. Just wow. This one is impossible to put down. My only complaint is that I didn’t order 500 cans.
Don’t taste vanilla, can smell it but the blueberry and tangerine taste is phenomenal
Definaitly worth a shot
I HATE IPAs. Now having said that, I tried this based on the picture. I dont like bitter, hense why I dont like IPAs. This beer is hardly bitter, you barely know its there. Its so fruity and fantastic. I wish I would have gotten more than 2.
So much blueberry, delicious.
Hoppy berries!! Yummy
Fruity and summer style brew. Not bad!
Like drinking a fine dessert. Delicious
A bit rich in texture but the blend of the berry, tangerine and vanilla really worked nicely.
Pretty sweet, the vanilla mellows it out quite a bit but I didn’t love it.
POSSIBLY THE TASTIEST DESSERT BEER I’VE EVER HAD. HOLY MOSES!! So fricken smooth and all that berry punch with hints of vanilla are just unbelievably delicious.
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. So much thick, fruit flavor. I have half a mind to try freezing this into popsicles. This was an amazing dessert beer. Wish I got more.
Totally redeemed themselves! Last I had from Energy City was Hop Nawi; gave that a rating of 1. But wow is this good. Terrific mouthfeel, slammed with blueberry and tangerine, hint of vanilla yet IPA hop breaths through. Good one mates!
Tastes like a blueberry/tangerine smoothie
A little sweeter than I was hoping for. Vanilla comes through heavy.
Absolutely love the flavor sad that I didn’t order more If you’re going to buy this beer I recommend getting six
Very interesting IPA for sure. Would definitely drink more of this one
Can taste blueberries, tangerine, and vanilla notes. Really good taste, but texture is a little odd
Blueberry alright! Tangerine comes through a little too prominently. Vanilla is present. Thick.
It really does taste like a Sorbet. Doesn’t have the “ipa” notes but still a must have. I will definitely buy anything from this brewer as we had the orange as well and 6/5 stars all the way.
Tastes like amazing dessert
When I poured this, all I could say was "whoa". It smells great, looks great, and tastes like dessert. Not too sweet, lots of citrus, and smooth. Yum.
Good. Especially as an ipa.
Incredible flavors. So smooth, not too sweet or bitter. Not an IPA drinker and I LOVED this.
One of the best I’ve ever had! So darn tasty and worth every sip. Incredible!
Texture is a little heavy but the blueberry tangerine is great with a nice vanilla finish.
So delicious! Definitely one of my favorite so far. I felt I could taste everything perfectly.
Okay. This is amazing. There’s literally no other word to describe it. It’s smoothie-like texture was amazing. The flavor blending was amazing. It was just plain amazing. I can’t wait to see more Energy City cans available!
love my blueberries 🫐