Style Guidelines: IPA wasn't a very popular beer style when we first brewed Centennial IPA to commemorate our 100th batch of beer in 1994. Back then we brewed it to coincide with the availability of freshly harvested hops, but as the appeal of IPAs grew, we started brewing IPAs year round. These days, we have to purchase hops years in advance in order to acquire the varieties we have grown to love. FHA IPA harkens back to the days when some varieties ran out shortly after harvest, thereby limiting production. We strive to brew this beer with only the freshest hops we can find, resulting in slight variations in flavor and aroma. Our alpha batch has strong citrus, pine, and tropical fruit aromas, with just enough British malt backbone to support this hop heavy beer.
Rotation Schedule: TBD
Food Pairings: IPA and wings are a match made in heaven. Spicy Shrimp and Grits, or any assertively flavored dish might stand up to this hop forward beer without getting shoved aside.
Color: Pale Straw
Grain: British Lager Malt
Bittering Hops: Galaxy, Millenium
Finishing Hops: Galaxy, Amarill, Simcoe, and Columbus
Dry Hops: Centennial, Simcoe, Galaxy, and Mosaic
Original Gravity: 1.066
Estimated IBUs: 71.83
Alcohol By Volume: 6.8%
First Tapped: November 21, 2014