After 11 years of brewing beer with balance, our Brew Crew took a left turn with Hop Rocket Imperial IPA, a massive Imperial that focuses on the hops! At 111 IBUs, this huge ale Rockets off the charts with a massive nose of sticky, resinous hops and flavors of grapefruit, lemon peel, spruce, earthy mushrooms and dew-covered grass. While the focus truly is on the hops, a pleasant, sweet malt base backs the beer and balances it to a delicious level of drinkability with notes of toffee and freshly baked biscuits.
Indian or Thai cuisine, chicken marsala with rosemary, habanero salsa, gumbo, carrot cake, pepper jack cheese.
The Yakima Valley of Washington is the heartland of American hops, having contributed uniquely flavorful varieties that have helped to redefine American brewing. Late summer harvest yields the bounty that builds this exciting ale. Vibrant and aromatic, this is their moment of glory as the vines have withered by the time you sip this. Dark malts warm the hops bright edge bringing harmony to the finish. Rest well hop roots! Spring will come and we'll be thirsty again!
The first in our Brew Crew Big Beer Series, Hopmouth Double IPA is a hop lover’s delight! Deep amber hue with a generous white head, Hopmouth showcases a rich, toasty flavor and a sweet caramel notes as a result of the high-quality Maris Otter Malt, imported from the UK. The hops are right up front in the aroma, reminiscent of citrus and pine, while the resin-like flavors linger well after the last sip.
Gorgonzola, Greek Salad, Mediterranean Foods, Indian or Thai Dishes, Spicy Italian Sausages, Carrot Cake
Imagine celebrating some huge, momentous occasion and then imagine drinking the liquid equivalent of that celebration every day.
Citrus aroma prevails. Mounds of fresh hops and caramel malts explode upon the palate. Originally produced to celebrate our tenth year in business, this imperial IPA hides nothing of our tendency toward self-indulgent behavior.
The hops cut through and refresh spicy Indian, Thai and Mexican foods. The Cascade hopslatch onto cumin, lime juice and cilantro.
“The Leviathan Series is a way for us to experiment with stronger flavors and bigger beers,” says Harpoon CEO and co-founder Rich Doyle. “We have always wanted to challenge ourselves as brewers and offer our drinkers a broader range of taste and styles.”
Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA will challenge your senses and your palate. As the vibrant aroma rushes out of your glass you will notice the blend of piney and tropical fruit notes. At first sip, this big beer starts with apowerful hop bitterness up front and an aggressive hop flavor and character throughout.
This is a limited edition release and always varies in style. - for 2011, Double IPA
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve is a series of single batch beers, each brewed with a completely different recipe. The batches are identified by the number on the neck label. There is no particular theme to the beers, although it can be assumed that most all of them will be big. Many will benefit from being aged. Aging is best done in a refrigerator, not at room temperature.
Divine Reserve 2011
Divine Reserve 4 won a Gold Medal in the Strong Scottish Ale category at the 2007 World Beer Cup
Pliny the Elder was a Roman naturalist, scholar, historian, traveler, officer, and writer. Although not considered his most important work, Pliny and his contemporaries created the botanical name for hops, "Lupus salictarius", meaning wolf among scrubs." Hops at that time grew wild among willows, much like a wolf in the forest. Later the current botanical name, Humulus lupulus, was adopted. Pliny died in 79 AD while observing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Gold Medal, 2006 World Beer Cup (Double IPA Category)
Warlord Imperial India Pale Ale is a monster of a beer. It's the most heavily dry-hopped beer we've ever made. The caramel and slight notes of apricot come from the generous use of domestic and British malts, and although it has a bitterness of 85 ibu's, it's still well balanced. Do not operate farm machinery.