Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York) has officially announced that the 2018 edition of Hopstate IPA, a Limited Release brewed with New York-sourced ingredients, will debut on Thursday, July 26 as the latest offering from the brewery’s Farmhouse Series.
Developed by Ommegang to support and draw attention to “the reinvigoration of the New York hop industry” and other New York-grown ingredients, Hopstate IPA 2018 is a “hazy pale orange” India Pale Ale that has been “brewed exclusively with New York State hops” – Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, and Nugget – and “also includes two New York-grown barley varietals from 1886 Malt House in Fulton, NY.” This homegrown recipe yields “juicy aromas of tropical fruit. . . followed by bright citrus and sweet malt” along with a flavor profile that has “sweet fruit and citrus [mixing] with a pleasant bready character.” Weighing in at 7.4% ABV and 40 IBUs, the medium-bodied Hopstate IPA 2018 offers “a smooth, pillowy mouthfeel” and finishes “moderately dry with mild, lingering bitterness.”
Hopstate IPA 2018 will officially launch on July 26 at Brewery Ommegang and select retailers in New York. This Limited Release will then see expanded distribution – for the first time – in the following East Coast states during the months of August and September: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, DC and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hopstate IPA 2018 will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans for the suggested retail price of $12.99. Prost!
Vital Information for Hopstate IPA 2018 from Brewery Ommegang
Release – Limited/Farmhouse Series, late July – September 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.4%
IBUs – 40
Featured Hops – New York-grown Cascade, Chinook, Centennial & Nugget
Featured Malts – Synergy and Munich malts from 1886 Malt House
Suggested Food Pairings – “Hopstate IPA pairs well with pub fare, grilled or smoked meat and fish, and moderately sharp cheese. It is also sensational with summer desserts such as tropical fruit sorbet and seasonal berry tart.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – NY, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NH, PA, NC, SC, RI, VA, VT, WV, Washington, DC and the U.S.V.I.