For all you hoppy folks, you know what I am talking about. Our favorite obsession (or maybe that’s just me). IPA’s.
IPA stands for India Pale Ale (not the actual origin of country). The IPA style of beer is complex and has a lot of flavor. According to IPA Beer.com, “The flavor of IPA beer highlights the complex and varied results that can be achieved through hops and other beer ingredient staples.” Needless to say, IPA’s are an acquired taste, hence how they take on a bitter flare.
And let’s be real. I’m not only obsessed with IPA’s because of the flavor, but because IPA’s have a higher than average ABV (Alcohol by Volume)! That means one IPA can be equivalent to having more than one light beer, which means I’m getting drunker faster, which is always a plus!
So to get you IPA lovers started out the right way this summer here are my favorite IPA’s that you best be giving a try this weekend!
Ah, Lagunitas IPA. Take word from them: “The recipe was formulated with malt and hops working together to balance it all out on your ‘buds so you can knock back more than one without wearing yourself out.” The caramel malt, barley tastes keeps you always wanting another sip.
Dogfish head 90 minute Imperial IPA
Now, for all of you hop-heads out there, one must try Dogfish Head: 120 Minute IPA. With 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs, it is “the worlds strongest India Pale Ale.” This one is purely on the list because it gets you where you need to go fast. This puppy will get you nice and toasted within the hour. It’s sold in a 4-pack so that’s when you know it’s real. It is a gigantic IPA that one should SIP on and not chug. Or I mean chug it… You won’t.
Lost Coast Double Trouble IPA
Aka my favorite! With its hazy amber color, white head, and citrus flavor with a malt backbone, it’s no wonder this American Double Imperial IPA is my fave! A definite must try for all you IPA lovers.
So what are you waiting for?! It’s Thirsty Thursday! Get out there and start chugging, or I guess sipping. Apparently chugging in public is frowned upon.