One of Portland’s longer running breweries, Lompoc Brewing, has released a new year-round beer with Pamplemousse Citrus IPA. Originally a draft only release, this popular Citrus IPA is now hitting store shelves in 22oz bomber bottles.
Pamplemousse Citrus IPA was first released over the summer as a draft only release and will not be available wherever Lompoc beer is sold. Sitting at 5.8% ABV and 70 IBU this deep golden, medium bodied Citrus IPA offers up refreshment that will satisfy all your senses. Four hop varieties along with real grapefruit juice build a solid hop bitterness highlighted by citrus notes, both on the tongue and in the nose.
Here are more details from Lompoc’s press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. – Earlier this summer, Lompoc Brewing released Pamplemouse Citrus IPA as part of its mainstay of beers, complementing its lineup of C-Note Imperial Pale Ale and Kick Axe Dry-Hopped Pale Ale.
Pamplemousse, French for grapefruit, is a deep golden, medium-bodied Citrus IPA that offers up refreshment that promises to satisfy all the senses. Four hop varieties – Centennial, Chinook, Meridian and Tettnang – along with real grapefruit juice, build a solid hop bitterness highlighted by citrus notes, both on the tongue and in the nose.
Pamplemousse is available on draft and in 22 oz. bottles at all Lompoc pubs as well as in various establishments around the Northwest. The label design, by local brand builders Woody Adams and Andrew MacKenzie of Waamco, features a backdrop of a richly textured deep green tapestry with an intricate hop design; upon that sits a wall-mounted moose trophy sporting an armored helmet, reminiscent of the helmet in Lompoc’s logo. One of the helmet horns is skewering a half grapefruit.
The label design quickly prompted the creation of a mascot: Sir Pamplemousse, leader of the Kingdom of Lompoc. Sir Pamplemousse makes appearances at most Lompoc events and tastings, and randomly about town, sporting a helmet with moose antlers, a sword, a tunic, and clacking plastic grapefruits.
The legend of the Pamplemousse says that a scurvy old French sea captain was the first to discover grapefruit on the island of Barbados. Lompoc celebrates these scurvy captains and their discovery every damn day.