We already trust the folks at Stone when it comes to all things hoppy. And now, with Stone Mocha IPA, they've mingled their hop-perfection with rich mocha flavors. And while adding coffee and chocolate to your IPA might not sound like something you'd reach for, Stone has managed to blend and balance those flavors together to form a delicious beer. We aren't sure how they did it, but one thing is obvious, Stone has another great beer on their hands that is blurring the lines of beer style classifications.
When you load up a cooler and head to the pool this summer, the folks at Bell's Brewing have a brand new beer that could be as essential as suncreen and flip flops. Bell's Poolside Ale is a Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale that promises to stay light and refreshing while bringing some great summer flavors to the experience as well. You'll get some clove notes and some slight tartness from the 100% Montmorency tart cherries that were grown in Bell's home state of Michigan. A great new choice from a respected brewer, it's primed to fill your koozy all summer long.
An award winning IPA for years, it's easy to brag about this great IPA — especially when it's brewed so close to our home. Columbus Brewing Bodhi IPA might seem simple enough, brewed with a blend of hops that are highlighted by one of the most aromatic — Citra. But there's nothing simple about its taste, as it manages to define what so many brewers have trouble with — consistency. It might not wreck your palate or smell like a fresh cut grapefruit, but it will be one of your new favorite IPAs, if it isn't already.
One of the best IPAs you can get your hands on this summer doesn't come from California or the current hotbed of hops on the East Coast. Tropicalia from Creature Comforts comes from Athens, Georgia, and it has an aroma and flavor that is worth your time and attention. The smell is the first thing that jumps out, full of tropical fruit and sunshine. And the taste cinches the deal, with plenty of balanced flavors that make sure you know it's an IPA — but without the bite that would stop you from reaching for another can.