If you’ve stepped foot in a convenience store lately, one thing that you’ll likely notice when perusing the beer set is the proliferation of 19.2oz cans of craft beer. Sometimes known as a stovepipe can, the latest beer to join this craze is Symphonic Chronic Double Dank IPA from Deschutes Brewery.
Symphonic Chronic Double Dank IPA now joins the year-round lineup at Deschutes, but one that is a bit more limited. This version of Symphonic Chronic is only package in 19.2oz cans and is not being listed by the brewery as being available in any other package style. Due to this package size, it is primarily being marketed into c-stores all across the Deschutes massive distribution footprint.
Sitting at a daring 9% ABV and 60 IBUs, Symphonic Chronic is marketed as an Imperial IPA. The beer brings together West Coast kettle hopping with East Coast dry hopping for profound notes of resinous pine and bright tropical flavors. These characteristics all come from the five-hop bill of Citra, Chinook, CTZ, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Idaho 7 hops. Even at its bold 9% ABV, Symphonic Chronic is quite easy drinking and well-balanced. Yep, a bit scary how it disguises its alcohol content.
This is not the first time that Deschutes Brewery has used the Symphonic Chronic name as the brewer has previously released Symphonic Chronic West Coast-Style IPA that came in at just 7.2% ABV. Now the use of Symphonic Chronic may end up being a line extension for the brewery that has seen some success with its other one, the Fresh Family
To locate 19.2oz cans of Symphonic Chronic Double Dank IPA check your local convenience store or use the Deschutes Beer Finder.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.