The Hopopotamus is a friendly hop loving beast. Everytime we take inventories there is always bags of hops missing, and we know whom to blame… To please that beast we have dedicated our latest beer, a New-School West Caost IPA, to it.
West Coast IPAs are the hop-driven beers that powered the launch of the American craft beer industry, often brewed with the classic “3C” hops: Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. Beer styles are always evolving and this New School West Coast IPA is both flirting with the classic and the present contemporary hops. Displaying a bright and balanced bitterness with classic mid-palate grapefruit-pine character from the 3C, and with tropical yet crisp fruity flavours from Mosaic hops.
Beer style: New School West Coast IPA
Hops: Centennial, Chinook, Cascade and Mosaic
CHILL PILL Cold IPA
old IPA isn’t about the temperature you drink it or IPA “on the rocks”. It’s not to be confused with IPL, that is an IPA fermented cold as a lager. It is about process and ingredients that result in a unique beer that has a clean, crisp, light body that provides a great stage for the hops to really express their character. Brewed with adjuncts (gasp!) like rice and corn allows the beer to be dry without being naked and overly bitter. It’s fermented warm with a clean fermenting lager yeast that allows the hops to shine without being muddled by any ale yeast aromas.
It’s crisp and sessionable, but strong and sneaky. It’s Cold IPA!
Beer style: Cold IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Citra & Azacca
HOP HOG NEIPA
Over the last three decades, the IPA has gone from niche to respectably mainstream to a near monopoly. IPAs alone account for more than a quarter of craft beer volume.
IPAs weren’t so drinkable a couple of years ago, 100 IBU, super bitter. Today “nobody” cares about IBU. All we care about is flavour and we, plain and simple, love hops. Maybe as much as the mythical Hop Hog. So, as long as the hop hogs fly, we will keep on brewing IPAs
Beer style: NEIPA
Hops: Azacca & El Dorado
Imperial Hopstart Amarillo DIPA
One of our first beers was Hopstart Amarillo IPA. Now we double up and crown our favourite penguin imperial style with even more hops.
Imperial, or Double, IPA is truly an unique American style. They should be hopcentric, but not tongue shreddingly bitter. In our DIPA we went for an assertive hop balance showcasing one of our favourite US-hops Amarillo that imparts orange, pineapple, grapefruit and piny flavours.
Beer style: West Coast DIPA
Launched in pubs 2022-01-15
95% av all öl som dricks i världen är ljus lager med medelstor beska. Alla är vi Lagerns Lakejer och vi hörsammar majoriteten, men självklart gör vi det på vårt eget sätt. Lagerns Lakejer är en IPL, India Pale Lager, lagerns svar på IPA. En IPL är mer humlearomatisk än annan lageröl och Lagerns Lakejer är inget undantag. Den är ofiltrerad och frikostigt torrhumlad med bl.a. amerikanska humlesorterna Chinook och Citra. För allt blir som bekant godare med mer humle..
Beer style: Modern Pale Lager
Hops: Chinook & Citra
Unicorn Sauce NEIPA
When combining the mythical hops HBC369 with a fabled gold veined variety, one should be careful. Unicorns might come prancing on your tongue. The two hop varieties were an instant hit, and gained a reputation even before they were fully released onto the craft brewing scene and named Mosaic and El Dorado. El Dorado brings bright tropical fruit flavours and aromas of pear, watermelon, and stone fruit. Mosaic delivers a whole mosaic of aromas including ripe mango, juicy stone fruit, bubble gum, citrus, grass and pine. It’s a complex hop variety that lives up to its name well.
Beer style: NEIPA
Hops: El Dorado & Mosaic
Looks can be deceiving. This badass is packing, but is as smooth as a summer breeze.
Say hello to Captain Citra & Major Mosaic. Two of our many favourite hop combinations displaying fruity flavours and aromas somewhat out of this world. The result is liquid sunshine-in-a-can.
Beer style: NEIPA/New England IPA
Hops: Citra & Mosaic
HEY HOP IPA
West Coast IPAs are the hop-driven beers that powered the launch of the craft beer industry, and San Diego pushed the style even further. Hey Hop is our San Diego-style IPA brewed with both some classic, and new hops for robust, dank flavors and aromas of tropical fruit, pine, and tangerine and a crisp finish.
Centennial, the decidedly American and a much-celebrated hop, with a pungent flavour that often is referred to as super-Cascade, featured in some legendary IPAs. Chinook with an impressive pine/resin character washed with exotic spice and distinct grapefruit notes. Summit, a variety quite new to the public and with very high alpha acid content it is appropriately named since it is top of the bittering hop totem pole.
Beer style: West Coast/San Diego style IPA
Hops: Centennial, Chinook, Cascade & Summit
MÅTTLIG BRÛE Session IPA
You cannot always crank it up to eleven! Sometimes you have to have some moderation and session IPA:s are the perfect way to combine rich flavours with a little lower alcohol content. Our Måttlig Brüe is a hop forward, well-balanced summer-in-a-can session NEIPA suitable all year round with fruity flavours from the hops and with a måttlig ABV. Can less be more?
Beer style: Session NEIPA
Hops: Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra
American West Coast IPAs are known for their citrusy hop punch, and we juiced this one up some extra with real grapefruit and orange peels for an added touch of citrusy goodness that amplifies the tropical fruit and citrus notes from the Idaho-7 hops. This IPA is a serious citrus bomb. Lively and bright, bracingly bitter with a fresh grapefruit aroma.
ELDERFLOWER POWER IPA
Sweden’s history with Elderflower is almost mythical. In ancient times it was believed that Elderflower held magical properties. The whole plant was used for various purposes as during weddings for good luck, for protection and to ward off evil spirits. None of that is proven, but what is true is that it is a favourite flower of ours and that it matches the Citra hops like a charm in this West Coast IPA. We have wanted to do this beer for ages, and finally it has come true.
New Zeeland has always had a special place in my heart and the first time I tried NZ hops I was blown away. The pure decadence of these hops is hard not to love. It was then known as D Saaz, now its name is Riwaka. NZ hops is NOT cheap (none of the super aromatic hops are…) but who cares when it is so indulging and mean something far from f***ing close to water?!
Full of cherry and plum-skin notes with a touch of chocolate from the roasted malts. Pouring pale mahogany red. It’s unfiltered and naturally soured. The mouthfeel will pucker your tongue while the fruity finish will get you smiling. A sour delight that will turn your tongue on it’s head.
Beer style: Fruit beer/Sour Brown
Special ingredients: Black Currents