Bicentennial IIPA

Style Guidelines: An imperial version of ours Centennial IPA, it takes our flagship IPA to a whole new level. Respect the IIPA.

Rotation Schedule: We intended to make this a "one-off," but it was just too good. Since the bicentennial is now history, we re-jiggered this beer as Hopiate IPA.

Food Pairings: While hops can kill your tastebuds, they do make for some particularly good matches -- seafood made any way -- fried, smoked, boiled, steamed or broiled. IPA can enhance the spiciness of highly spiced cuisine, including Indian and Thai.

Body: medium to full
Color: copper

Grain: British pale and wheat; American Victory

Bittering Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Millenium
Finishing Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe
Dry Hops: Columbus and Centennial
Finished with: French and Hungarian toasted oak

Original Gravity: 1.082
IBUs (estimate): 104.5
Alcohol By Volume: 8.5%

First Tapped: July 4, 2012