Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Double Hazies


Let’s get right to the juicy stuff: New England-style, or hazy, India pale ales. They keep coming and coming with no sign of slowing down. It’s predominately what people ask for when they approach our Western red cedar tap log. New England Style IPAs are brewed to be juicy and fruit forward, even when there’s no fruit in the brewing process. You’re receiving the aroma and experience of different types of hops as well as the pure magic of brewing beer. The good news — thanks to hazy and juicy there are more IPA drinkers. Today, Peaks & Pints looks at double hazy IPAs. The double IPA (also called the imperial India pale ale, or simply IIPA), has a strong hop profile, yet with balance and complexity from a hearty malt bill that adds strength. The hazy take on the style is intentional. They are often made with additions of wheat and oats and left unfiltered. They can be quite cloudy. As mentioned previously, lots of late addition fruity hops give them tropical and juicy attributes. Stop by Peaks & Pints and grab our in-house flight, Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Double Hazies.

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Double Hazies

Imprint Skull Socket

7.5% ABV

Nestling up to the edge of hazy double IPA status with 7.5% ABV, Imprint Beer Co. calls their Skull Socket an industrial level IPA with a special dry hop of Mosaic, Strata and Nelson hops, plus special limited availability AbstarxTech Mosaic extractions. This hazy double IPA hits differently, in all good ways, with mango daiquiris, tangerine zest, prosecco bubbles and lightly dankness.

Great Notion Chronically ILL

8.2% ABV

Great Notion Brewing brewed Chronically ILL with their longtime friend @peeteyfajamas, but this time around, they canned the hazy double IPA. This ultra-dank hazy is double dry hopped with Simcoe, Columbus, and Mosaic for passionfruit, fruity cereal, apricot and cracked pepper notes.

Little House Okay, We’re Linda Cute

8.5% ABV

“ALL RIGHT THAT DOES IT! screams Little House Brewing in Chester, Connecticut. “We get it. We’re a little brewery stuffed into a little old house on the main street of a disgustingly adorable New England town, and you all think we’re just as cute as a damn button, don’t you? To celebrate our concession that we might just be a tad cute, we brewed an absolute monster of a double IPA. Double dry hopped with Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic, and Equinox. It’s bright yellow, hazy, and tastes like pineapple/mango/orange juice. What more do you need to know? Drink it, it’s an IPA.”

Eredita Over Zealous

9% ABV

After years brewing at fabled Hill Farmstead Brewery in Vermont, Chris Papallo opened in his own brewery, Ereditá Beer, brewing at the Twelve Percent Beer Project facility in North Haven, Connecticut. His Over Zealous, interpretation of Zeal, his double IPA taken to the extreme. He selected Nelson Sauvin and Southern Cross hops sourced from Freestyle Hops in New Zealand. Pushing the Southern Hemisphere limits, he included Phantasm, a powder produced from Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc grapes, in the dry hop schedule. The result is a hazy double IPA with earthy dankness plus white grape and goji berry flavors.

Hoof Hearted Konkey Dong 4Up Evolution Aquatic Ape Theory

9.5% ABV

The Aquatic Ape Theory states that our ancestors once spent a significant part of their life in water. Presumably, early apes were plant and fruit eaters in tropical forests. Early hominids also ate aquatic food; at first mainly weeds and tubers, later seashore animals, especially shellfish. Hoof Hearted Brewing grabbed their Konkey Dong excessively dry hopped hazy double IPA and applied the 4Up Evolution Aquatic Ape Theory, which means this hazy double IPA is quadruple dry hopped with Citra, Nectaron, El Dorado, and Motueka hops for boozy citrus, sweet melon, and some tropical fruit.

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