10 IPAs you've probably never tried (but need to)
IPAs are never going out of style (at least that’s what we think) and as long as craft beer has been a thing, IPAs have dominated. You might even have a friend that’s gone to questionable lengths to get their hands on a new IPA from their favourite brewery. Want to put your finger on the IPA pulse? Here’s a list of IPAs you’ve probably never tried (if you live in Ontario), but can have the chance to at the Liquid Art Festival on June 15 & 16th.
1. Johann Needs a Bigger Broat Imperial IPA
Aslin Beer Company
Johann Needs a Bigger Broat is a Vanilla Bomb with hints of stone fruits and a dangerous appeal.
2. Mangofeber DIPA
Brewski’s first beer ever, Mangofeber has conquered tastebuds around the world. While we admit to always evolving this beer, our sole intent is to fine tune our tropical darling, making it a worthy tribute to everyone that has supported us from the very beginning. Fruits off to you, mates!
3. Dank & Juicy
Dry & Bitter Brewing
Dank & Juicy is a full-blown West Coast style IPA brewed with Citra, Equinox and Mosaic hops.
On top you are greeted with loads of tropical fruit mixed with a fatty, resinous and juicy hop backbone. This combination gives a wealth of complexity to this tasty beverage.
4. Damn, Son!
A collaboration with Hawkshead Brewery, this fruit adjunct IPA was kettle soured for a bright acidity but also used lactose in the kettle to add body and sweetness. The beer was fermented with a mix of Brett Trois and our house US ale yeast to add a tropical fruity aroma and tart finish. We also used some hibiscus flowers in the hop back to augment the pink colour and add a berry note to the flavour.
5. Thunder Lips
Thunder Lips Yuzu Red IPA! A beer who calls itself the ultimate object of desire. The punch of zesty Yuzu. The thwack of citrusy hops.
6. Cloudy Boyz
Marz Community Brewing x Collective Arts
Our friend Jacob Ciocci (a musician, multimedia artist, and founding member of Paper Rads–the seminal group behind the net.art movement) recently penned an essay about the craft beer movement, specifically about the craze of hazy beers he affectionately calls “Cloudy Boyz.” Ciocci marks the similarities between this recent wave of craft beer interest and those of the comic book and underground music movements, and how the craze for these Cloudy Boyz beers has confounded the borders between internet experience and reality.
At the heart of this distinctive West Coast IPA stands the juxtaposition of ripe tropical fruit esters and Wild Yeast funk. Moderately bitter and gracefully balanced. Where orchards meet pastures.
8. All Citra Everything
Imperial single hop IPA w / citra
9. My Blue Heaven
It’s fruity, it’s blue, it will make your wildest dreams come true! My Blue Heaven – Raspberry Vanilla Milkshake NEIPA
10. Visible Spectrum
An IPA brewed with Mango, then dry hopped with Citra, El Dorado and Falconer’s Flight.