The Spring season is a favorite time of year for many in the Hoosier state. Especially after such a brutally cold and snowy winter, the warmer and longer days of Spring can’t seem to get here fast enough!
Just as nature starts to transition in late March and early April, so do the palettes of many beer drinkers. Out go the winter warmers and stouts and in comes something new. Why not make it a hoppy, delicious IPA this year? Sierra Nevada has several great ones to choose from:
Harvest Single Hop IPA
Sierra Nevada’s Harvest Single Hop IPA is the first beer to kick off its Harvest series. This IPA utilizes a new, yet to be named, hop #291. Harvest Single Hop offers a tropical and citrusy aroma. The taste is moderately bitter with tones of citrus and some sweetness. This 100 day IPA is made to drink fresh, and won’t last long. 24 oz bottles are $5.99 at Payless Liquors.
4-Way IPA Variety Pack
New for 2014, Sierra Nevada’s IPA variety pack has lots to offer hop lovers! It features three new India Pale Ales and their year-round IPA, Torpedo Extra. Here’s the scoop on each of these beers:
Snow Wit White IPA – A hopped up version of a Belgian Wit brewed with experimental Dwarf hops and a Belgian yeast strain. It received a “very good” score of 85 of BeerAdvocate.
Blindfold Black IPA – A new take on the Beer Camp Black IPA, Blindfold melds dark roasty malts and fruity American hops. It also received a “very good” score of 85 on BeerAdvocate
Nooner Session IPA – A lighter and less alcoholic take on the style, Nooner focuses on citrusy hop flavor and drinkability.
Torpedo Extra IPA – The year-round offering uses the “hop torpedo” method of dry-hopping to extract maximum hoppy aroma and flavors.
12-packs of this sampler pack are $14.99 at Payless Liquors.
Have you tried any of these offerings from Sierra Nevada? If so, we’d love to hear what you thought of them. Reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or our website and let us know what you thought! Until then, here’s to good beer and warmer weather!