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Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« on: November 26, 2014, 12:02:31 AM »
I saw this for the first time today at the grocery store. Of course I'm going to buy it! Wow!

It's very light in color almost straw like but NOT a white IPA. It's listed at 6.4% and 80 IBU. It's not wet hopped, but I'm guessing that it's fresh hopped much like Celebration. The label talks about a blizzard of hops celebrates a great hop season yada yada yada. It's hopped with Centennial, Chinook, and El Dorado in the kettle and dry hopped with Chinook and Galaxy. This combo works! There is a touch of grassiness and hop spice. I thought for sure there was Mt Hood in it (It's in Troegs Perpetual IPA) but there's not. It might be the chinook bouncing off the El Dorado.

I highly recommend trying this out for something different for the holidays!
« Last Edit: November 26, 2014, 12:16:18 AM by fmader »
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 12:51:06 AM »
Pretty sure I would buy it. I just wish it was easier to find around here.
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2014, 01:01:08 AM »
Pretty sure I would buy it. I just wish it was easier to find around here.

I would happily trade you the availability of Troegs here for the availability of 3 Floyds  :P
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 01:07:00 AM »
Pretty sure I would buy it. I just wish it was easier to find around here.

I would happily trade you the availability of Troegs here for the availability of 3 Floyds  :P

Deal  ! 

EDIT  -  For a little while.  3Floyds is awfully good !
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 01:11:03 AM »
I love Troeg's! I think they are as good as any other brewery in the nation. They don't make a bad beer!

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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 01:11:13 AM »
I like Troegs, but I could do without it and be fine. Just as long as I land a 6 of Nugget Nectar when it comes out in Februaries.
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 01:13:39 AM »
I think Nugget Nectar is the only one of theirs I've had. Loved it though.
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2014, 01:16:37 AM »
I like Troegs, but I could do without it and be fine. Just as long as I land a 6 of Nugget Nectar when it comes out in Februaries.

I do without it for years at a time and am fine.

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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2014, 01:16:42 AM »
I love Troeg's! I think they are as good as any other brewery in the nation. They don't make a bad beer!

Yeah, you typed this before I posted. They are very solid across the board. I'm not a fan of Mad Elf and I wish they had a better stout.
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2014, 01:19:05 AM »
I think Nugget Nectar is the only one of theirs I've had. Loved it though.

There's clone recipe in one of the Zumurgy Mags. I brewed it but I diffetentiated by doubling all of the hops. It was dandy. It was probably the fastest kicked keg that I've had on tap.
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2014, 01:35:01 AM »
I love Troeg's! I think they are as good as any other brewery in the nation. They don't make a bad beer!

Yeah, you typed this before I posted. They are very solid across the board. I'm not a fan of Mad Elf and I wish they had a better stout.

I haven't had Mad Elf so can't comment on that. I actually haven't had any of their beers in a few years. But when I am in PA I always pick up a case of three. It's my hometown brewery so there is probably some sentimental love going on here. ;)

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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2014, 01:41:49 AM »
If I can find this up my way while it's still fresh I might have to pick one up. I'll join in the Troegs lovefest while I'm at it. Troegenator is one of the best US doppelbocks I've had.
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2014, 01:45:20 AM »
I love Troeg's! I think they are as good as any other brewery in the nation. They don't make a bad beer!

Yeah, you typed this before I posted. They are very solid across the board. I'm not a fan of Mad Elf and I wish they had a better stout.

I haven't had Mad Elf so can't comment on that. I actually haven't had any of their beers in a few years. But when I am in PA I always pick up a case of three. It's my hometown brewery so there is probably some sentimental love going on here. ;)

No harm in that at all. Troegs and Victory were two of the first craft breweries that I enjoyed.

Mad Elf is about 11.5% ABV. Aside from Great Lakes Xmas Ale, it's probably the most popular around here. Amateurs love it because of the high ABV. I can enjoy a four ounce pour. It taste like boozie cherry caugh syrup to me.
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2014, 01:48:43 AM »
Gotta keep some love for your local breweries. There are getting to be some excellent local breweries in Indy and, along with my LHBS, I like to start locally first. I love the feeling of bringing home a locally filled growler or two for a Colts game (or whatever). Feels right.
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Re: Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2014, 02:10:06 AM »

Gotta keep some love for your local breweries. There are getting to be some excellent local breweries in Indy and, along with my LHBS, I like to start locally first. I love the feeling of bringing home a locally filled growler or two for a Colts game (or whatever). Feels right.

All good except that colts part . We expect victory when the colts come to town in December, where I will also partake in local tradition sipping my Great Lakes of choice!


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