In this beer blog, we are going to sample a new seasonal beer from Founders Brewery. It is called Azacca India Pale Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan base craft brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear copper color with a white constant head. The aroma has a tropical to mango like notes. The taste has a heavy mango to tropical notes. I can pick up some passion fruit in there. The aftertaste has a dry tropical notes. It is a nice drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.foundersbrewing.com):
Named for the Haitian god of agriculture, the Azacca hop boasts intense, tropical fruit notes. Azacca IPA includes a touch of caramel malt to provide a sweet backbone to the citrus, mango and orchard fruit notes in this 7% ABV, 70 IBUs beer. The label artwork symbolizes the god of agriculture watching over a field where the ingredients used to make the beer are being grown.
- ABV: 7%
- IBUs: 70
- Availability: Jan – Mar
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Ending, Azacca Hop is the new trending hop to use in your beer today. You will find this hop mainly in IPA’s. I would not be shocked to see someone use it in a pale ale or session IPA. I am a huge fan of Tropical fruits. I am due to go to the fruit store to buy some mango, passion fruit, or star fruit. I love this hop just like most of the tropical hop types. There is a nice balance to this beer. Plus, the hop is not overly bitter like most hops in IPA’s. It is a nice drinkable beer and I love it. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser