DOUBLE NEW ENGLAND IPA
THREE THUMBS UP
Double IPAs, also called Imperial IPAs, take a regular IPA and amplify it with a bigger malt and hop profile. Three Thumbs Up brings tons of juice to the table and has a rich texture because of the extra brewing time. A good buddy’s favorite phrase for his highest praise – something over the top and better than excellent – is “three thumbs up.” When we first tasted our double IPA, we thought of that immediately. We hope you do, too.
Tangerine, peach, passion fruit, blueberry.
16-ounce cans, growlers, and on tap.
Pilsner, malted oats, flaked oats, unmalted wheat, dextrose.
Centennial, Citra, Mosaic.
This one brings a ton of juice to the table, with big fruit aromas and hints of citrus and berries. The passion fruit adds an essence of pineapple (some swear it is kiwi), making this double IPA silky smooth with a full body. Because it goes down easy and is endlessly refreshing, it is the perfect beer for summer, which, here on the island, is most any time of year.
IN THE GLASS
Around 2003, a small Vermont brewpub – Alchemist – set out to produce a beer with as much hop flavor and aroma as possible, without the constraints of traditional methods, such as the clarity that comes from filtering or the heavy bitterness often associated with traditional India Pale Ales. The result was a beer they named Heady Topper, which used a yeast strain that provided an almost juicy and fruity flavor profile.
The popularity of Heady Topper grew rapidly, inspiring other brewers in New England to replicate the brewing techniques. It wasn’t until 2017, though, that the Brewers Association, a non-profit organization of brewers with nearly 6,000 U.S. brewery members and 37,000 individual members, recognized this new style and officially established the category of New England IPA.
Today, New England IPAs are one of the most-popular beers being produced by brewers across the country. Beer drinkers seemingly can’t get enough of this very flavorful style of beer, including our own beer connoisseurs at Lincoln & South.
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