Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that The Alpha Effect Hazy IPA will soon arrive as the brewery’s newest Limited Release.
To get 2017 started in impressive fashion, Heavy Seas Beer has developed The Alpha Effect to be “a hazy and dank IPA thundering with juicy hop aroma and flavor.” Sporting “enough malt to balance the ridiculous amount of hops,” this 7% ABV India Pale Ale promises to be “hazy, but never muddy.” It would be impossible to describe The Alpha Effect better than the man that brewed it, so let’s check out what he has to say on this new offering:
“Any time we start to plan a new beer, I get excited,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “With our newest limited release The Alpha Effect (TAE), we’ve designed an all new IPA from the ground up which has gotten EVERYONE in the brewery excited. After extensive research (tastings!) we decided to hop TAE predominantly with Columbus hops. We do not use Columbus hops in any of our other beers, so TAE will certainly provide a unique flavor profile within our portfolio. The beer is hazy, with a modest portion of malted wheat in the grist. Straw colored, it has a clean, crisp malt profile. Juicy, resiny, piney hop aromas and flavors are the stars of this show, however. Some Citra and Centennial hops play supporting roles to Columbus’ powerful performance. If you like hops, find The Alpha Effect. You won’t be disappointed!”
The Alpha Effect Hazy IPA is scheduled to launch in March with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, on draft, and on cask. You can expect to find this new limited release at craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of the Heavy Seas distribution area. Hopheads, keep an eye on your local shelves and taps to ensure that you are able to snag a taste of The Alpha Effect when it drops in a few weeks. Prost!
Vital Information for The Alpha Effect Hazy IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Release – Limited, launching March 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
IBUs – 75
Hops – Columbus, Centennial, Citra & Mosaic
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat & Caramalt
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, draft & cask
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