It's been awhile, since May actually, that the extra hoppy, extra strong, Imperial IPA has been available. As it's been awhile, we've learned a few things about different grains and hops, and likewise have made a couple adjustments. Here's the specs of the new version:
SRM: 8.2. The grains used changed a bit, moving from using a hodge-podge of different grains as the original batch was using what we had available when starting out. This version was more focused, using a Pale Ale Malt from Vertical Malt outside of Bemidji, a Patagonia caramel malt, and what's called a Special B malt, with the last two helping to give it a light reddish hue.
IBU: 89. The IPU increased from 67 to 89, making it more of a proper Imperial IPA.
ABV: 6.9%. Still strong, giving a bit of a kick.
Come own to Loony's to try it out, either with a flight, pint, pitcher or growler togo.