WILMINGTON, Del. — Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant (Iron Hill), announces the release of their Kryptonite Double IPA. Brewed with more than twice the usual hops found in traditional IPAs, this beer is so craveable, it just may be the greatest weakness of a true craft beer lover. The new hop-centric, pop art packaging from the Delaware-based brewery sports a hero clutching hops radiating with flavor. The 9.4% ABV Double IPA features notes of citrus, tropical fruit and pine and then swoops in with an out-of-this-world bitterness. Featuring a well-rounded “Legion of Hops,” including Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra varieties, this dangerously delicious beer would be a formidable opponent to even the most powerful superhero.
Kryptonite Double IPA cans will be unleashed on November 8, 2018 in 16-ounce cans at all Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery locations throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Carolina, for $20.50 for a four-pack to go, perfect for settling in to watch your favorite superhero flick.
A favorite among the Iron Hill community, this super-charged American style double IPA emphasizes a powerful bitterness, in addition to a prominent hop flavor and aroma. Atypical from the standard craft beer, Double IPAs (also known as Imperial IPAs) are a strong, sweet, and extremely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale (IPA). Usually starting at a 7.5% ABV, Double IPAs are full-bodied and intense, as the ale supports an especially high number of hops.
With a strong flavor profile, Kryptonite’s perceived sweetness balances a range of hearty dishes found at Iron Hill, in particular the Gold Medal Baby Back Ribs, which features a rich barbeque glaze made with Iron Hill’s Bedotter golden ale. The perceived sweetness from the higher alcohol content and slightly sweeter tropical and citrus fruit hop flavors of the Kryptonite IPA latch on to the caramelization of the meat and meld subtly with the slightly sweet and fruity flavors in the glaze.
“IPAs as a craft beer category still remain strong, and hoppy innovations like Hazy and Juicy IPAs, as well as Fruited IPAs, have helped to grow the category in recent years.”, said Mark Edelson, Iron Hill Restaurant and Brewery Co-Founder and Director of Brewery Operations. “Despite all these innovative variations, American IPA still remains king of the IPAs. For this reason, we are thrilled to can our first Double IPA with Kryptonite and look forward to seeing the emerging trends that will come from this category.”
About Iron Hill
Named after the historic Revolutionary War landmark in Delaware, where General George Washington battled the British, Iron Hill is among the most enduringly successful craft brewers in the United States. Its 22-year consecutive medal-winning streak at national and international competitions is the longest by any independent craft brewery.
Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to 15 locations up and down the East Coast, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Carolina. Each brewery/restaurant has their own scratch kitchen and craft brewery, allowing individual chefs and brewers the creativity to pair the freshest ingredients with the highest quality grains and hops. For 23 years, Iron Hill has incorporated beer in everything they do. As a result, Finn, Edelson and Davies are viewed as innovative business leaders in their home state of Delaware and in the Mid-Atlantic region. They started Iron Hill at a time when small breweries were just beginning to gain mass appeal around the country and their entrepreneurial, forward thinking helped build them into what they are to date. Each individual location has its own head brewer. Each location dedicates itself to the freshest ingredients and friendly atmosphere for all age groups – helping change overall perceptions about brewpubs one meal, one pint, one community at a time.
Newark, DE (147 East Main Street, 302-266-9000); Wilmington, DE (620 Justison Street, 302-472-2739); Media, PA (30 East State Street, 610-627-9000); West Chester, PA (3 West Gay Street, 610-738-9600); North Wales, PA (1460 Bethlehem Pike, 267-708-2000); Phoenixville, PA (130 East Bridge Street, 610-983-9333); Lancaster, PA (781 Harrisburg Pike, 717-291-9800); Maple Shade, NJ (124 East Kings Highway, 856-273-0300); Voorhees, NJ (13107 Town Center Boulevard, 856-545-9009); Chestnut Hill, PA (8400 Germantown Avenue, 215-948-5600); Ardmore, PA (60 Greenfield Avenue, 610-228-2280); and Huntingdon Valley, PA (785 Huntingdon Pike, 610-602-9255); Greenville, SC (741 Haywood Rd. 864-568-7009); Rehoboth, DE (19815 Coastal Highway, 302-260-8000), Philadelphia, PA (1150 Market Street, 267-507-7365) and Hershey, PA (101 W. Chocolate Ave, 717- 312-5164) opening November 2018