NEWPORT, Ore. (December 8, 2020) — Rogue Ales & Spirits is starting 2021 strong with the release of Colossal Claude, a new year-round Imperial IPA. This robust, Northwest IPA offers citrus and floral hop aromas on the nose and finishes a touch on the bitter side with plenty of soft pine and resinous hoppy notes.
“As our newest Imperial IPA, Colossal Claude is an incredibly exciting addition to our family,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “This monstrous brew is full of hops and packs a punch worthy of the most awesome monster living off the coast of Newport. Colossal Claude completes Rogue’s year-round IPA portfolio, which also includes Batsquatch Hazy IPA and Outta Line West Coast IPA.”
“It’s been a few decades since a Colossal Claude sighting has been reported, but we’re fairly certain the massive sea monster has been laying low off the coast of his favorite brewery,” says Joel Shields, Rogue Brewmaster. “Word has it that after years of terrifying sailors and feasting on salmon he acquired a taste for hops. So we brewed this Imperial IPA with a colossal dose of Cascade, Chinook, Citra and Strata hops in hope of coaxing Claude out to join us for a pint.”
PRODUCT FACTS: Colossal Claude
Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Citra and Strata Hops
Availability: Year-round in 6-pack 12-ounce cans, 19.2 ounce cans, draft
Distribution: Nationwide starting January 1, 2021
This spring, Rogue’s two monstrous brews, Batsquatch Hazy IPA and Colossal Claude Imperial IPA, will be dueling in the Monsters of IPA campaign. Stay tuned for more information in 2021.