August 2013 Beer of the Month Club

August 2013 – All About IPA!
Complete 10 lists – try new beer and get your name immortalized on the wall!

1. Goose Island India Pale Ale recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result is a hop lover’s dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish.

2. Bell’s Two Hearted Aleis defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.

3. Ballast Point Sculpinshowcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops.

4. Terrapin Hopsecutioner earns its title by being brewed with six different hops to create an aggressive, yet exceptionally well-balanced, beer. Expect citrus and pine on the nose with a beautifully bitter finish; a strong malt backbone keeps the bitterness in check. 

5. Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale Its bitterness hits the sweet spot. Its blackness lightens hearts. Its liquid dichotomy pulls it all together in this sublimely sacrosanct ale.

6. Blue Point Toxic Sludge was originally brewed to benefit birds affected by BP’s Gulf oil spill and donated all of the proceeds to the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research. Five hop varieties go into each batch at four stages of the brewing process to combine a hoppy India Pale Ale with a rich, dark malt base for full-bodied ale that’s big on flavor.

7. Victory HopDevil is bold, spicy and menacingly delicious. This American hopped India Pale Ale offers an aromatic punch and then follows through with a lasting, full-bodied finish provided by quality German malts.

8. Highland Imperial Kashmir is an aggressively hopped and higher gravity version of Kashmir IPA. Six hop varieties added at seven different times in the brew kettle, hopback, whirpool, and fermenter contribute to its complexity.

9. Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA is a full flavored ale with hints of pineapple and citrus up front, a good malt backbone in the middle and a clean finish.

10. Great Divide Hercules is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, fit for the gods. Hercules delivers a huge amount of hops from start to finish. Its hefty backbone of nutty, malty sweetness balances its aggressive hop profile.

11. Dogfish Head Burton Baton is a blend of English-style old ale and Imperial IPA. After fermenting the beers separately in stainless steel tanks, they’re transferred and blended together in large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month.

12. Green Flash Imperial IPA is pale in color, super-hoppy, high-gravity, yet highly quaffable ale. Imperial IPA is created in this new tradition with intense hop flavors and aromas from a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops.

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