Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the mouthwatering IPAs we shared with beer lovers this week. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?
WeldWerks Brewing - Juicy Bits - New England IPA
At last year's GABF, the Colorado hazemasters at WeldWerks were decorated in gold like craft Olympians!
Itsy Bits took Silver and Extra Extra Juicy Bits took Gold. And, the foundation of their medal-clad glory? You guessed it — Juicy Bits.
After tasting this golden nectar, we think you’ll agree that this highly-rated gem is exceptional.
The key to making Juicy Bits so unique comes from the brewery’s dialed-in process of adjusting the water chemistry, resulting in a pillowy-soft mouthfeel.
High protein malts also lend a hand, and by leaving some sugars in the brew instead of allowing them to turn into booze, the citrus character is amped up even more. The final result is an intensely hopped beer reminiscent of fresh-pressed juice — hence the name, Juicy Bits.
Adroit Theory Brewing - Now I Am Death, Destroyer of Worlds (Ghost 898) - Imperial IPA
Not for the faint of heart or palate, this has to be one of the loudest, brashest IPAs out there — a beer worthy of Sauron’s and Voldemort’s latest world-domination schemes.
The metalcore brewers at Adroit Theory knew exactly what they were doing when they made it, too. They brewed this behemoth with the earth-shattering potency of super concentrated Incognito hop liquid and a brooding 10% ABV. It is a boozy conqueror with extreme juice power.
We challenge all you hopheads to withstand its irresistibly dank and nectarous potency.
Aromas of grilled pineapple bombard your senses before this hop-monster stampedes in with powerful flavors of ripe peach and a hint of creamy coconut. Sweet and bitter notes of dried orange peel and fresh mango ride alongside. A pillowy malt backbone adds a smooth, mouthfeel to the tasty tirade, making this tour de force all too easy to drink down.
*The brewers generously double dry-hopped this beer with a tropically dank team of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, and New Zealand Moutere.
Foundation Brewing - Epiphany - Imperial IPA
The crew at Maine’s Foundation Brewing first created this beer back in 2014.
At the time, the term ‘New England IPA’ barely existed, and no one really knew what to call juicy, hazy brews like this. When asked what the style was, the brewers always said, “we just call it our Maine IPA.”
More than 6 years later, it still holds an eye popping 98/100 ‘World Class’ score on BeerAdvocate, placing it among the Top 100 New England IPAs on the planet!
One sip of the pineapple-meets-grapefruit flavors, piney notes, and slight, pithy bitterness, and you’ll understand why Epiphany has maintained its beloved status over the years. This brew helped define the entire category, and it’s still among the best around!
Four City Brewing - The Miseducation of Loral Hops - New England IPA
We know y’all have great taste in music — and in beer. You’re familiar with the beats of Biggie Smalls, Tupac, and Lauryn Hill — tunes as classic as Citra, Mosaic, and Cascade Hops.
But, have you heard of Loral Hops? If not, sit back, relax, and allow this beer to give you a quick edu-ma-cation in this versatile “Super Noble” variety. This floral, citrusy, and slightly-sweet hop is descended from the Glacier Hop, which traces its roots back to Tardif de Bourgogne — a Noble Hop from the Burgundy region of Eastern France!
Four City Brewing knows how to pull fantastic flavors out of these cones, and The Miseducation of Loral Hops is a deliciously juicy example of their expertise.
Each sip of this crushable, double-dry hopped NEIPA bursts with notes of ripe tangerines from Citra Hops. Loral Hops add notes of tangy lemons, spicy pepper, and a whisper of herbaceous dank. Plus, they used the Cryo version of Loral, for even more smooth, sippable haze.
It’s the brewers’ tribute to Ms. Lauryn Hill, who hails from South Orange, NJ — just minutes away from their taproom!
Odd13 Brewing - Hop Wizard - New England Pale Ale
“A wizard is never late . . . nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.”
Just as that statement applies to Gandalf the Grey in “The Fellowship of the Ring,” it’s equally applicable to Hop Wizard from Odd13 Brewing! It made its debut in 2016 to thunderous applause from the craft community. Due to overwhelming demand from their taproom regulars, it’s back again to perform even more sensational wonders!
After one sip of this luscious, juice-drenched, pillowy-soft potion, we could tell this hoppy Pale Ale was well worth the wait.
Enchanted Altus Hops — formerly known as Experimental Hop 07270 — provide an alluringly dank and resinous aroma, while tropical Azacca Hops burst forth with juicy mango flavors. Our old favorites, Citra and Mosaic Hops, come along for the ride, bringing the taste of succulent lemons and sweet, overripe peaches.
A blend of 2-row malt, oats, rye, and honey malt provides a creamy, full-bodied mouthfeel, making this a Pale Ale that’s nothing short of supernatural. After the first sip, you may not be able to stop murmuring, “My precious . . .”
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