Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn, New York) has announced that Meltdown IIPA is officially hitting shelves and taps now as the brewery’s latest Limited Release.
Arriving as the second release in Sixpoint’s network-wide rotational IPA series, Meltdown is a New England-style Imperial India Pale Ale that forces “tons” of Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops – almost five pounds of hops per barrel – to be “heated until the solid lupulin sap is diffused into solution.” This liquid sap intensifies the hop character, allowing the Mosaic hops to provide “a lush, ripe tropical aroma/flavor, along with some complexity often described as blueberry”, while the Mandarina Bavaria “gives the beer this unmistakable, bright orange zest aroma.” Clocking in at 7.8% ABV and 30 IBUs, Meltdown promises to be a “lush, hazy, juicy IIPA with ripe tropical and bright citrus characteristics, and a soft, easy finish.”
“In 2018 we’ve put a tremendous effort into innovation, creating over 35 new brands this year out of our home base in Brooklyn. These beers have spanned a broad range of styles including sours, strong porters, barrel-aged goses, and New England IPAs, with the goal of pushing boundaries and creating new flavor experiences. We scaled the techniques we’ve developed through our small batch beers to create MELTDOWN, the second in a line of rotating IPAs released network-wide this past week.
Meltdown is a double New England IPA generously dry-hopped with 4 lbs per bbl of Mosaic and Mandarina hops, and bursting in aromatics and flavor. We’ve spent the better part of the past year working towards scaling our formulations to achieve national distribution with a New England Style IPA true to the roots of the style—an absolute citrus juice bomb that’s available coast-to-coast. It took some serious effort to scale it for our entire network without sacrificing any of the integrity of the beer in the process. I’m incredibly proud of the result and am excited to share this beer with you.”
– Eric Bachli, Sixpoint Brewmaster
Meltdown IIPA is rolling out now and is expected to hang around for a limited time. You can find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, New York and throughout the rest of Sixpoint’s distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Meltdown IIPA from Sixpoint Brewery
Release – Limited, late-October 2018
Style – New England-style Double/Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.8%
IBUs – 30
Featured Hops – Mosaic & Mandarina Bavaria
Fun Fact – The almost five pounds per barrel of hops used in Meltdown is the “most hops [Sixpoint has] ever used in a full-network release.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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