A Note on This Beer
Hey IPA drinkers, I’ll let you in on a little secret -- no barrel is better for aging an IPA than Tequila.
Alameda’s Lobo Amarillo shows us the smoothing power of tequila barrel on a guava and dank focused 100 IBU Imperial IPA. One of the defining hop bombs of the Portland, OR brew scene gains a bit more booze and a liquor honey-like lustre from its time spent in a barrel. The effect reinforces the resiny buzz of the IPA, complementing without overpowering, letting the hops shine through along with citrusy agave.
Aromas of caramelized blue agave merge with caramelly malts. Searing resinous herbs and slicing mango and blueberries open up in the aloe vera juice and plant-like rays of tequila power. Sturdy bitter hop notes intersect agave seamlessly: one moment you’ll taste sprucy hops the next pure smooth juniper agave.
Alameda joins the elite company of The Bruery, Stone, and Almanac as a producer of tequila barrel-aged beer. Come see why so many great minds are turning to tequila for the ultimate barrel effect on a IPA.
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