Did you hear it? This morning, as Peaks & Pints tapped big, hoppy IPAs, a dog whistle like screech called hopheads from far and wide to our craft beer lodge in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Once again, we joined the Washington Hop Mob Roadshow across Western Washington showcasing the holy grail for American beer drinkers. Crafted specifically for Kendall Jones and his Washington Beer Blog‘s Washington Hop Mob event last night at Reuben’s Brews, and the subsequent roadshow, which Peaks kicks off today, Washington state brewers brewed double and triple IPAs showcasing complete expression of hop character with a minimum of 50 International Bitterness Units. Hopheads exit your hidden, subterranean lairs and head to Peaks & Pints for ultra-hopped numbers on tap, which is also our in-house beer flight today, Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Washington Hop Mob 2024.
Trap Door Theory Crafting
The Washington Hop Mob allowed Trap Door Brewing’s Theory Crafting West Coast IPA into this year’s roadshow because of its 70 IBUs of hoppy goodness. Also, it probably received the nod because this +5 charisma elixir fuels D&D adventures with hops, citrus, and a touch of wizardry. Brewed with Chinook, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops, expect a crisp, bitter, and massively aromatic IPA built around the Chinook hops.
Trap Door Blown Up
A continuation of Trap Door’s Glowed Up hazy IPA and Juiced Up hazy double IPA, Blown Up takes the haze to triple level alcohol by volume, thick and juicy Citra 702, Citra Cryo, Citra, Galaxy, and Nelson Sauvin hops backed up by a big body with 30 percent wheat and oats. Expect aroma of fresh pineapple, and a strong presence of clementines, as well as big, juicy navel oranges — all accented with lovely resinous notes.
Ladd & Lass Holographic Memory
In December 2021, after 300 batches of homebrew, and countless building egress drawings, Nick Ladd and Jessie Quan, husband and wife, opened Ladd & Lass Brewing in Seattle’s U-District. Housed in the former Floating Bridge Brewery spot on 45th Street near Interstate 5, which was also the former Rainbow Tavern, they brewed Holographic Memory with an absurd amount of Centennial, Citra Cryo, Sabro Cryo, and Ekuanot Lupomax hops for an herbal, minty hop aroma with a rather sweet malt base. On the tongue, expect a big malt sweetness for big hop flavors with the minty and herbal notes from the nose. It’s smooth, with a medium body and big creaminess.
Varietal TPK 3IPA
Varietal Beer calls their TPK 3IPA a “best coast” style triple IPA. TPK’s bright citrus hop flavor comes from Simcoe, Citra, and Chinook on the hot side, with a dry hop of Citra, Simcoe Cryo, and Mosaic pellets that buff up the fruit in this monster of a beer.
Postdoc Hogus Maximus
Postdoc Brewing’s Hogus Maximus triple IPA is brewed with CTZ, Centennial, and Simcoe for lightly caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, mild mixed tropical fruit, orange, light pine, and a little dankness on the nose, followed by notes of pale and caramel malt, grapefruit, pine and citrus hops, light stone fruit, and dankness with a resinous fruit and pine finish with less caramel malt body than most triple IPA.