Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) announced this week that TropiCannon Citrus IPA has officially been reclassified as the brewery’s newest year-round offering.
First released as a new Spring Seasonal earlier this year, TropiCannon Citrus IPA arrived as a fruit-infused take on Heavy Seas Beer’s flagship Loose Cannon IPA. To achieve the desired level of juiciness, the brew’s foundation was shaken up by swapping out Loose Cannon’s piney Centennial and Palisade hop additions for the more citrus forward varietals of Amarillo and (even more) Simcoe. The brewers then blasted the beer with “dried grapefruit, orange and lemon peel in the brewing process and added mango, blood orange and more grapefruit post-fermentation.” The result was a massive hit with the brewery’s fans, and the folks at Heavy Seas have now decided that TropiCannon Citrus IPA has more than earned the right to become a year-round offering.
“TropiCannon was a pleasant surprise for us in 2016,” says Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “It was originally planned as a limited release product, but so many people kept asking for it that we decided we needed to make it available on a year-round basis. At least for now. This is part of what makes the beer industry so fun!”
A steady and constant flow of TropiCannon Citrus IPA is headed back to shelves and taps in the very near future. Look for this one to turn up in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout the full distribution area of Heavy Seas Beer. Prost!
Vital Information on TropiCannon Citrus IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Release – Year-round
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.25%
IBUs – 45
Hops – Warrior, Amarillo, Cascade, Citra & Simcoe
Malts – Pale, Munich & Caramalt
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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