If you are seeking to try a new IPA, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. might have just the beer for you.
The Dallas, Texas-based brewery will be releasing Wet Hope American Pale Ale, a 5.6 percent ABV “wet hop ale” utilizing centennial hops in the initial boil and then dry hopped with equinox hops. The new beer also incorporates pale ale, Munich ten and wheat malts along with English ale yeast.
“Equinox is a newer variety that has a pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics, including lemon, lime and papaya,” reads a press release. “By using such an unholy amount of wet hops in copious late additions, we coaxed aromas of citrus, melon and resin from the green beasties.”
In 2012, Deep Ellum brewed a beer with the name Hop Seeker, but according to Zack Fickey, a Deep Ellum spokesperson, it was a different beer than the one now being released.
Approximately 65,000 12-ounce cans of Wet Hope American Pale Ale will be packaged in six-packs. The new beer is the first in the brewery’s Hop Seeker Series, a planned quarterly IPA release. According to Fickey, the next beer in the series is scheduled for February or March 2016.
The new beer will be available on retailer’s shelves in Deep Ellum’s distribution network starting on Oct. 12. In addition, there is a release party being held at The Common Table in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 6 from 5-8 p.m.