ALL ABOUT INDIA PALE ALES

How to select the perfect hoppy New Belgium IPA

Decisions, am I right? What’s the deal with those things? Everyday, we’re faced with ridiculous choices—no matter how miniscule—that’ll likely cause some butterfly effect. Before you know it, you’re on a fishing boat bound for the South Pacific instead of packing for a weekend with the buddies in Moab, simply because you chose apple butter instead of low-fat two months ago. The stress, man. Well, we’re not trying to cause that kind of strain on your psyche when you’re looking for something hoppy to drink. Let us simplify your choices a bit with this handy guide on how to select a New Belgium India Pale Ale. If the straight-forward flavor graphic above isn’t quite getting the job done, here...
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Hop Kitchen Botanical Imperial IPA is hitting taps near you

Hopheads rejoice, we've got a killer new IPA launching today: Botanical Imperial IPA. From the garden to your glass, Botanical Imperial IPA bounds with springtime flavor, just in time for the winter thaw. For this first release in our draft-only 2016 Hop Kitchen series, we paired botanicals found in gin with some of our favorite hop varieties…by using science (science!). "Back in 2014 we had our hop chemist run a bunch gin botanicals alongside different hop varieties, and then we started beta-testing how those different herbs and spices played with the hops,” says New Belgium pilot brewer Ross Koenigs. The process of finding the right botanicals to match the right hop varieties goes we...
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Geek out on New Belgium IPAs with this cool spider graph

A few weeks ago, we posted a pretty rad graphic illustrating the wide variety of sensory experiences you’re likely to get while sipping through our IPA family. Well, we’ve got another handy graphic to further illustrate exactly how these IPAs stack up against each other. Behold the spider graph. On the far right, you’ll see some sensory notes about our new Citradelic Tangerine IPA. It’s got a golden orange hue, a citrusy tropical aroma, a nice bitter-sweet balance, and a juicy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Yum. On the far left, we’ve mapped out sensory notes commonly found in our family of IPAs, with color-coded lines showing how intense each sensory note is in each beer. Slow Ride Sess...
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