The latest release from Breakside Brewery that is making its way into 22 ounce bottles is Thirst Trap IPA. This IPA that is part of the brewer’s Rotating IPA Series boasts a flavor and aroma profile that is described by the brewery as “Christmas in the tropics.”
“Thirst Trap continues our exploration of the far reaches of the world of hazy and juicy IPAs,” said Ben Edmunds, brewmaster for Breakside Brewery in a statement. “What excites me about this particular beer is the way that it combines some hops that some brewers have written off as old school– Chinook, specifically– and really highlights just how contemporary a profile it really has. Chinook has these huge grapefruit notes, and when you pair it with Mosaic and Simcoe, it becomes a real symphony of hop flavor. In some ways, this is like West Coast IPA gone east….kind of like what would happen if Breakside IPA, Wanderlust, and What Rough Beast had a kid sister that was way cooler than all of them.”
Thirst Trap IPA Description:
Thirst Trap is a study in balance. It combines the iconic complexity of the Mosaic hop with a generous helping of grapefruit-aroma-laden Simcoe and Chinook hops. This intricate aroma profile is balanced with a blend of four malts, including Two Row, Flaked Wheat, Munich and Light Crystal. Breakside brewers brought all these ingredients together to create a beer that has big notes of ruby red grapefruit, citrus zest and pine needles, paired with aromas reminiscent of guava, Sauvignon Blanc grapes, pineapple and mango. ABV: 6.4% / IBUs: 69
When it comes to pairing this IPA with food Breakside’s culinary team recommends pairing with seared flat iron steak with whipped potatoes or pan-fried trout with kale Caesar salad.
Before year’s end Breakside will release its final IPA in its Rotating IPA Series for 2018.