Tröegs Independent Brewing has announced the release of its once-a-year hazy double IPA, Hop Cyclone.
Hop Cyclone’s haze starts with a grain bill of pilsner malt, Vienna malt and wheat, which helps prop up hop oils that would normally fall out during fermentation, the company says. The hop combination of Citra, Sabro, Simcoe and Sultana provides notes of ripe pineapple, soft citrus and juicy peach, while London 3 yeast does the work of fermenting this big Double IPA while boosting its tropical notes.
Hop Cyclone takes its name from a dry-hopping system Tröegs has employed for close to a decade, which circulates hops throughout each batch.
The art for Hop Cyclone comes from Art of Tröegs alum Devin Watson. “For the Hop Cyclone label,” says Devin, “I imagined these groovy 60’s hop graphics and seeing them swirl all around the can.”
Weighing in at 9% ABV, Hop Cyclone Hazy Double IPA is available on draft and in 16-oz. cans everywhere Tröegs beer is sold.
To learn more about Hop Cyclone and take a virtual tasting, visit the brewery’s blog.
This follows the release of Tröegs Lucky Holler Hazy IPA.