We’re excited to announce the arrival of the first Away Days Hazy IPA.
Named in honor of the fourth star won by the US Women’s National Team in this year’s World Cup, this beer boasts irresponsible amounts of deliciously tropical, juicy, and fruit forward hops play center stage. A malt bill with considerable percentage of wheat adds a soft, smooth mouthfeel.
Style: Hazy IPA / ABV: 6.2% / IBU: 30
It’s a hazy IPA! Low on bitterness, big on fruity and juicy flavors and aroma. Unreasonable amounts of El Dorado, Azacca, Cashmere, Amarillo and Idaho 7 hops added during whirlpool. Full, soft mouth feel from a large percentage of malted wheat. Massive dry hopping* twice during fermentation. You can expect flavors of pineapple, mango, guava, coconut
*dry hopping is a technique where hops are added during or post fermentation directly to the fermenter as opposed, or in addition, to the typical additions to the kettle. This is a very common practice with hop forward beers to bring out hop aroma without adding perceivable bitterness.
This is a newer, very divisive, style in craft beer. Origins can be traced back to a Vermont brewer many years ago that stumbled upon this outline for their IPA. Made popular by other New England area brewers in recent years, it is now popular world wide. Each region puts their own spin on it according to local tastes. The PNW hazy IPA’s tend to still have a subtle bitterness and falls short of being completely turbid like most of the New England examples.