You will want to plant this release on your calendars. 2SP Brewing Company announces that they have a big, limited release on the agenda for Leap Year, Feb. 29, 2016. (Heads up: this release will then occur, like Leap Year, every four years—so don’t miss the first.)
The beer in question is Hop Leap IPA, an IPA crafted with 200 pounds of hops—that’s over 10 pounds of hops per barrel for those wanting to do the math. 2SP Brewing’s Michael Contreras forewarns that “this is a hop bomb that won’t tear off the enamel of your teeth.”
What hops make up this “bomb,” you ask? Hop Leap’s built with a bill of seven different hops, including Columbus, Citra, Centennial, Cascade, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe and Nugget. 2SP’s brewers, Bob Barrar and Andrew “Ruby” Rubenstein, goal was to develop a recipe that produces a big hop aroma aside big hop flavor. (Of the 200 pounds of hops, only 22 pounds of hops were used for bittering.) Even better, they incorporated a heavy hand of whole leaf hops too.
The end result? An easy-drinking, 6.5% ABV IPA that allows the incorporated hops to “truly come to life,” shares Contreras. “It tastes great and is surprisingly balanced for such a bomb.”
In addition to the beer being available at 2SP’s Aston taproom (120 Concord Rd., #101-103), the following bars and restaurants will tap Hop Leap on Feb. 29 (one-half keg per stop):