So, farewell then, IPA is Dead, they* said.
But you were not dead.
That rumour is scotched,
Like some other BrewDog beers.
(But not Alice Porter.)
Single hop varietals is the spice of life.
That was your catchphrase.
– EJ Kribb (17.5% ABV)
With apologies to Private Eye (again).
* “They” being MaltJerry, in all fairness.
It’s official! The reports of the death of IPA is Dead turn out to be greatly exaggerated. The fifth edition of this occasional series of single hop IPAs since its inception in 2011 is to be released in May 2015, it was revealed in a BrewDog blog post.
“This time out, IPA is Dead 2015 will consist of… Ella (Australia), Mandarina Bavaria (Germany), Pioneer (England) and Chinook (USA)”, they say. And what’s more: “We haven’t even got close to exhausting all the different hop options (hoptions?) that are out there.”
So really good news there. BrewDog still managing to avoid the American “gotten”. Also, they’ve invented a portmanteau word as silly as my headline (hoptions). AND IPA is Dead will never die (allegedly). Read all about these and BrewDog’s other Beers for 2015 on their newly-revamped website.
Previously, on IPA is Dead…
– Rumour, as mongered on MaltJerry.com: Is ‘BrewDog IPA is Dead’ dead?
(Comet, Kohatu, Exp 366, and Amarillo)
– But it all started with: IPA is Dead, Long live IPA!
(Bramling X, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Sorachi Ace)
– Then there was IPA is Dead 2012, which I tasted in BrewDog Camden, but didn’t write up. However, I tasted the bottles a year on, individually:
Motueka, Galaxy, Challenger, and HBC.
– IPA is Dead 2013, got sampled as: The Return of the Dead
(Goldings, Dana, El Dorado, and Waimea)
See you in May!
Grateful Dead: Dark Star, Dead Can Dance, Die Toten Hosen, Sade: Stronger than Pride