DuClaw Brewing Co.’s has shipped the forth release in its Hop Continuum series.
Hop Continuum No. 4: Triple IPA is an 11 percent ABV triple IPA that incorporates Apollo, Equinox, Mandarin Bavaria and nugget hops as well as pale, carafoam and Vienna malts into the finished brew.
This is the fourth release in the Baltimore, Md.-based-based brewery’s Hop Continuum series, which started in early 2015 and is “dedicated to the celebration and exploration of the limitless flavoring and aroma variations possible with hops from around the world.”
The first release in the series, Hop Continuum No. 1: Blood Orange Gypsy was a 6.5 Columbus, simcoe, chinook, Amarillo, citra, nelson sauvin, and sorachi ace hops along with blood orange juice. Hop Continuum No. 2 was a 6 percent ABV “red IPA hybrid” that was brewed exclusively with mosaic hops while Hop Continuum No. 3 was a 9 percent ABV double IPA that incorporates cascade, Columbus and centennial hops.
According to an email from DuClaw, Hop Continuum No. 4: Triple IPA is packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and has now shipped across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint.
Update (June 6, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date. It was originally published on March 21, 2016.