Alaskan Brewing Co.’s newest seasonal is named after a “radical skiing and snowboarding maneuver.”
The new beer is Hop Turn IPA, a 7.5 percent ABV IPA that incorporates pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts along with magnum and sterling hops.
“We wanted to do a German-style IPA, which doesn’t really exist,” said Greg Morgan, Alaskan brewer, in a post on the brewery’s website. “So we used German-style malts and hops. Often an IPA implies assertive hops, but this one is more subtle in character — it’s clean, without super long, lingering bitterness. It has more of a soft malt, soft hop character with a clean, bracing finish.”
According to the Juneau, Alaska-based brewery, Hop Turn will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles and will be available “through spring” in all 17 states where Alaskan distributes to.