Cold IPA

If you love the hoppy invigoration of an IPA, yet crave the icy refreshment of a lager, our Cold IPA hits the spot, with tropical fruit notes and a crisp, clean finish. So you can have your IPA and crush it too. Goes great with artisan pizzas, burgers and a farmer’s tan.

ABV 6.2%

IBU 42

FLAVOR PROFILE

Candied Papaya, Gummy Bears, Meyer Lemon

AVAILABILITY

Limited

INGREDIENTS

MALT

Gambrinus Pilsner Malt, Rahr Old World Pilsner Malt

HOPS

Mosaic, Strata

YEAST

Lager

ADJUNCT

Rice

History

By the 1790’s the British were established in India and needed beer, which was considered a staple in every household. India, however, presented serious problems for brewers. Hot temperatures, poor water and short supplies of basic ingredients made it impossible to brew beer. Attempts to ship beer out of Britain to Calcutta failed. 

George Hodgson of London produced a pale ale of greater strength and bitterness than those he sold in London. The hops helped protect the beer from spoilage, as did the increased alcohol content. Hodgson’s India Ale arrived in Calcutta in fine shape-clear, strong, and bitter, with a big, resinous hop aroma.  The word spread of India Pale Ale and people throughout England and the United States were clamoring for this wonderful new beer. The rage lasted through 1970’s, but lost steam in the 1980’s and became just another name for low alcohol bitters. 

As craft beer has emerged and grown, so has IPA! IPA has helped grow Craft Beer to what it is currently today. There are now many shapes and forms of IPA, but they all share bright aromatic hop aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine.

pFriem’s Cold IPA is inspired by a wave of new school Lagers that are very hop forward, but still hold on to the nuance of Lager brewing. Our friends over a Wayfinder and Highland Park brewery have made breakthroughs in what we are now calling the Cold IPA. Using clean pilsner malt, punchy American hops, leaving sulfur behind, and holding on to the crisp, clean, and cold subtleties of a Lager. At pFriem, our version is clean, punchy, tropic, pungent, and very smooth.

Tasting Notes

Bright golden hues topped with fluffy white foam. Pungent aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, melon, guava, and citrus rind. Smooth flavors of candied papaya, Meyer lemon, and white gummy bears. Crisp cold finish that leaves a resinous flavor urning for more.

Food Pairings

Rich and hearty burgers, French fries and complex pizzas. Aged cheddar cheese, aged meats, and pickled vegetables. Indian cuisine that is spice forward and balanced by yogurt and cream based sauces.