Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Cumulus Lupulus Imperial India Pale Ale will be released in late-March as the newest addition to the brewery’s Monster Beer Tour.
To join in on the hazy IPA movement that has been incredibly popular as of late, Terrapin Beer Co. will soon be adding Cumulus Lupulus to their Monster Beer Tour, a series that was “originally created after Georgia raised the ABV cap from 6.0% to 14%.” Since these beers represent some of the biggest and boldest beers in Terrapin’s portfolio, Cumulus Lupulus arrives as an 8.1% ABV, 101 IBU Imperial IPA boasting “over four pounds of Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops per barrel.” To keep the bitterness under control, the brewers “shifted most of the hop additions to the whirlpool . . . to bring out the incredible aroma and flavors of the hops by not driving off oils and volatiles as well as not extracting too much bitterness.” Finally, Cumulus Lupulus was then left unfiltered to produce a hazy hop experience filled with “tropical, juicy aromas [that] give way to a smooth bitterness and a full mouthfeel.”
“Over the last 15 years, we’ve brewed a ton of IPA styles, ranging from Session IPAs to Black Belgian IPAs, and everything in between. We’ve never done an unfiltered IPA before because it’s more fragile to package and distribute, so we’re excited to launch Cumulus Lupulus.”
Dustin Watts, VP of Sales and Marketing at Terrapin Beer Co.
Cumulus Lupulus will officially release in late March and will be available while supplies last. This limited release offering will be available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution area. Take notice, hop fiends – Cumulus Lupulus will only be available in limited quantities, so keep an eye out for this one when it drops later this month. Prost!
Vital Information for Cumulus Lupulus from Terrapin Beer Co.
Release – Limited/Monster Beer Tour, launching late-March 2017
Style – American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 101
Hops – Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, & Mosaic; dry hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy & Mosaic
Malts – 2-Row Silo, Wheat, Flaked oats, Carapilsner & Caramalt
Treatment – Unfiltered
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft