Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that Colossal Claude will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio on January 1, 2021.
Named after the mythical sea monster rumored to lurk in the waters near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Oregon Coast, Colossal Claude is an Imperial India Pale Ale loaded down with Cascade, Chinook, Citra and Strata hops. Weighing in at 8.2% ABV and 75 IBUs, Colossal Claude “offers citrus and floral hop aromas on the nose and finishes a touch on the bitter side with plenty of soft pine and resinous hoppy notes.”
“As our newest Imperial IPA, Colossal Claude is an incredibly exciting addition to our family,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “This monstrous brew is full of hops and packs a punch worthy of the most awesome monster living off the coast of Newport. Colossal Claude completes Rogue’s year-round IPA portfolio, which also includes Batsquatch Hazy IPA and Outta Line West Coast IPA.“
“It’s been a few decades since a Colossal Claude sighting has been reported, but we’re fairly certain the massive sea monster has been laying low off the coast of his favorite brewery,” says Joel Shields, Rogue Brewmaster. “Word has it that after years of terrifying sailors and feasting on salmon he acquired a taste for hops. So we brewed this Imperial IPA with a colossal dose of Cascade, Chinook, Citra and Strata hops in hope of coaxing Claude out to join us for a pint.”
Colossal Claude will debut at the start of January 2021 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offfering available at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Colossal Claude from Rogue Ales
Release – Year-Round; launching January 1, 2021
Style – American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.2%
IBUs – 75
Featured Hops – Cascade, Chinook, Citra & Strata
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans & draft
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