Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that FUGLI Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA is heading out to craft beer shelves and taps to serve as the brewery’s Summer Seasonal.
Originally inspired by a collaboration Oskar Blues brewed with Japan’s Yo-Ho Brewing Company, FUGLI IPA is a “citrusy, fresh and aromatic” India Pale Ale that is packing an interesting mix of Japanese Yuzu, Jamaican Ugli Fruit, and Rangpur from Bangladesh. Since these are not typical household fruits for most, here is a quick breakdown on these ingredients (descriptions sourced from the press release):
- Yuzu is an exotic, tangy yet rough-looking lemon from Japan.
- Living up to its name, the Ugli Fruit is a Jamaican form of tangelo, a cross between grapefruit, orange and tangerine.
- Rangpur is a lemon and mandarin orange hybrid with a strong lemon-lime flavor.
These exotic citrus fruits blend seamlessly with the “blueberry, tangerine notes of Mosaic” hops to yield a “fuggin’ crushable” FUGLI IPA (5.8% ABV, 60 IBUs) that is the perfect pairing “for your favorite backyard grillin’, park-chillin’, frisbee-flingin’, beer-drinkin’ season.”
“FUGLI is a beer-drinker’s fruited IPA,” explained Kenny Jackson, the Head Brewer at Oskar Blues’ Longmont brewery. “It’s foremost an IPA, with the complexity of the mosaic hops really coming through. Combined with the fruit infusion and a simple malt bill, this beer is balanced and drinkable.”
FUGLI IPA will officially release on April 13 with plans to hang around through August 2018. You can find this Seasonal brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for FUGLI IPA from Oskar Blues Brewery
Release – Seasonal, April – August 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 60
Featured Hops – Mosaic
Added Ingredients – Yuzu, Ugli Fruit & Rangpur
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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