MADISON, WI — Regional craft brewery Ale Asylum is gearing up for the 4/20 release of High Coup Tropical IPA, an anticipated beer originally slated to drop the same time in 2015.
After one year of experimentation in their Pilot Batch program they not only created a recipe that met their expectations but a new style to add to their vast portfolio of hop-centric beers.
“We decided to postpone this release last year because we felt the recipe wasn’t hitting the mark and we’ll never put something in the market we aren’t 110% happy with,” said Ale Asylum Co-Founder Otto Dilba. “Tropical IPA’s have recently gained traction in the craft beer market because the profile is remarkably unique. One minute you’re enjoying tropical fruit notes and then it dovetails with a contrasting bold bitterness.”
- Name: High Coup
- Style: Tropical IPA
- ABV: 6.2%
- Body: Medium
- Color: Golden Orange
- Flavor Profile: Bold yet approachable, this Tropical IPA is dank and resinous and packs the flavor of a high octane beer in a more sessionable 6.2% abv package. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruits dance wildly over your palate before a splash of juicy bitterness washes them away.
- Hops Used: Equinox, Southern Cross, Citra
- Malt Used: 2-Row
- Distribution: WI and IL
- Release Date: 4/20
- Packaging: Draft and 12oz. bottle six-packs
- Motto: Seize the dank
- Brewer’s Notes: “It’s high time that a beer as dank as it is drinkable prances its way into our portfolio. With a light color, medium body and mind altering array of tropical hops this juicy IPA is sure to tickle your palate as well as your gray matter. We blended several varieties of hops for a truly enlightened beer drinking experience. Happy 4/20!” — Ale Asylum Head Brewer Chris Riphenburg