Hazy Double IPA

Haze and hops abound make pFriem Hazy Double IPA an extra juicy beer. Aromas of melon, tangerine, guava, and papaya leaf from the glass as soft notes of citrus, mango, and pineapple slip over the palate. With big tropical hops, a full body, and heavy haze, it’s round, intriguing, and (of course) drinkable. Juice it up!

ABV 9.2%

IBU 45

FLAVOR PROFILE

Melon, Tangerine, Papaya

AVAILABILITY

Limited

INGREDIENTS

Malt

Gambrinus Pilsner, Rahr Raw Wheat, Flaked Oats

Hops

Citra

Yeast

English

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, short supplies, and 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.  Hop flavor coats the tongue and these beers finish with an assertive, but balanced bitterness.       

pFriem’s Double Hazy IPA was inspired by the big hazy beers coming out of Southern California, and designed to showcase Citra hops on a beautiful, round Double IPA base. The results are an incredibly fruit forward Hazy Double IPA built on a smooth and creamy body with big notes tropical juice.

Tasting Notes

A fluffy white crown rests atop a body of candied pineapple haze. Aromas of melon, tangerine, grape, guava and papaya resin leap from the glass. Soft flavors of citrus, mango, lime and pineapple slip over the palate. A soft and warming finish of grapefruit, lime and papaya.

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.