STONE & SIERRA NEVADA NXS IPA A CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION BLEND OF DRY-HOPPED IPA AND BARREL-AGED IPA - Micro Beer Reviews

STONE & SIERRA NEVADA NXS IPA A CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION BLEND OF DRY-HOPPED IPA AND BARREL-AGED IPA

by tpboysen on February 27, 2016

STONE & SIERRA NEVADA NXS IPA
A CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION BLEND OF DRY-HOPPED IPA AND BARREL-AGED IPA

For many, California is considered an epicenter for brewing innovation, particularly where hoppy IPAs are concerned. We teamed up with longtime craft compatriots and mutual hop admirers Sierra Nevada to create a truly one-of-a-kind IPA. This special-edition beer conveys the true character of collaboration with touches of inventiveness and creativity. Two batches of an IPA were brewed and expertly blended to craft this multilayered beer. The first batch was split down the middle, with 50% being aged in gin-infused bourbon barrels and the remaining half aged in rye whiskey barrels. These beers were blended with the fresh second batch of IPA, which was generously dry-hopped to impart rich aromas to accompany the citrusy, piney, woody, herbaceous flavors achieved from this truly one-of-a-kind collaboration.

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