Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) recently announced that it has officially begun the Limited Release of Stone Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA.
Emerging as an unlikely union of new and old hop varietals, Stone Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA introduces the popular and trendy Loral hop (released in 2016) to the long-standing old timer known as Dr. Rudi (a.k.a. Super Alpha, available since 1976). With 40 years separating these two hops, shenanigans ensue as this Double India Pale Ale plays Loral’s tones of “citrus, peach and . . . fresh berries” against Dr. Rudi’s “classic piney and herbal notes.” As unexpected as it may be, Stone Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA comes together to be “refreshing, crisp and smooth with mild bitterness and an ABV (8.9%) that boosts the overall aromas and flavors of this inevitable adventure.”
“We have been a bit obsessed with Loral hops lately,” said Jeremy Moynier, Stone Brewing Senior Innovation Manager. “We’re loving its bright, floral qualities and have been impressed with the hop on its own and blended with others. Dr. Rudi is an older hop, one we haven’t used much lately and we were blown away by how the two complement one another – a good example of how sometimes opposites attract.”
Stone Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA is officially available now and will hang around into the month of June. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 22 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia, and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Stone Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA from Stone Brewing
Release – Limited, February – June 2018
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.9%
IBUs – 84
Featured Hops – Loral & Dr. Rudi
Availability – 22 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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