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Attention, hop heads!
Looking for some new IPAs to tickle your palate? Starr Hill has you covered in their new Four Kings IPA 12-pack, with King of Hop Imperial IPA and three different variants: Grapefruit, Habanero, and Lemon-Lime.
#1: start with the King of Hops, which uses Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo and Falconer’s Flight: it weighs in at 7.5% ABV and 50 IBUs, dry hopped for fresh aroma and citrus notes. This base beer, King of Hop Imperial IPA, won the gold medal for the India Pale Ale category at the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival in 2014, the same year of its release.
#2, add to that real lemon and lime zest, a perfect complement to the hops. Ever tasted Bud Light Lime? This mix of hops and citrus zest will outrank that big time (unless you prefer a mild, watery taste in your beer).#3, add real grapefruit zest. Yes, you can taste the tart grapefruit that complements the hops. If you like Grapefruit Sculpin, give this a try! It’s a beautiful blend!
Finally, #4, add a touch of habanero peppers. It’s not so much pepper that your digestive system rebels, but just enough to add the essence of the pepper taste. The hops and pepper blend quite well!
The Starr Hill Four Kings IPA Pack will be released on March 24 in the Starr Hill Brewery & Tap Room, then shipped to retail April 1 on draft and in package.
“The hop build in King of Hop pairs extremely well with a range of flavors, so our brewing team
had a lot of fun experimenting with test batches past year,” Starr Hill Brewmaster, Robbie O’Cain says. “With Citra providing a strong citrus characteristic to the base of this beer, the fruit and spice variants bring a new level of complexity for King of Hop.”
To find out where you can get these hoppy gems, visit the Starr Hill website.
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