A new release from Stone Brewing Co. that is scheduled to ship next year highlights two very different types of hops.
As the name suggests, Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure is an 8.9 percent ABV double IPA brewed with Loral and Dr. Rudi hops. The new IPA was released last week at Stone’s taprooms as a sneak peek for customers there, but will not be shipping nationwide until early next year.
Stone’s description on its website reads:
Loral hops were released in 2016 and quickly became one of our brewers’ favorite varieties. It was highlighted in our single hop IPA series, Stone Hop Revolver IPA, and was the featured hop in the hugely popular Stone Ghost Hammer IPA. Then there’s Dr. Rudi, which has been around since 1976. Originally known as Super Alpha, this hop brings classic piney and herbal notes, which pairs it perfectly with the oral, citrusy aroma of Loral. A pairing like this was bound to happen. Some might even call it inevitable.
According to Stone, Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure double IPA will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles as well as 22-ounce bottles and is scheduled to be released at retailers nationwide on Jan. 29, 2018.