rotating ipa Series

The Essential IPA Series

India Pale Ale - 7.0% ABV

FEBRUARY RELEASE: DDH GOT NELSON?

The Essential IPA Series showcases standout Thorn IPAs that represent our greatest hits of this West Coast style. 

Got Nelson? was our first single-hopped beer, originally brewed in 2014. For the remix, we doubled the hops to enhance the flavors and aromas of this esteemed New Zealand hop.

Flavor Profile: Fruity and tropical, notes of white wine and gooseberries are front and center with a beautifully dry finish from the Nelson Sauvin hops.

 

APRIL RELEASE: …AND BEYOND

…And Beyond was the first IPA brewed by our Director of Brewing Operations, Shawn Steele, when he first came to Thorn in 2019. Then, it went on to win a silver medal at the 2020 San Diego International Beer Competition for its outstanding representation of a West Coast-style IPA.

Flavor Profile: Bright aromas of citrus zest and tropical fruits are backed by a synergy of deep, intense flavors of tangerine, grapefruit, and mango with hints of pine and coriander notes at the end.

HOPS: Citra, Ekaunot, Chinook, Cascade

JUNE RELEASE: DDH SUN SOAKED

With an average of 246 days of sun a year, it can be said that San Diego is soaked in sun. We invite you to enjoy this double dry hopped Sun Soaked IPA, inspired by and brewed in America’s Finest City. 

Flavor Profile: Mango, passion fruit, and fresh berry flavors play off the heady, dank aroma of tropical fruits and light herbiness that comes from the Strata and Ekuanot combination.

 
HOPS: Ekuanot, Strata, Amarillo

 

 

AUGUST RELEASE: TO BE DECIDED

To be decided…

Flavor Profile: Bright aromas of orange zest and tropical fruits merge with deep, intense flavors of tangerine, grapefruit, mango, and guava finishing dry and bright on the palate.

 
HOPS: Ekuanot, Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe

OCTOBER RELEASE: DDH GOT PINE HOLLOWS

Pine Hollows IPA was originally a collaboration beer that we brewed with Burgeon Beer Co. in 2018. Always a fan-favorite, we’ve brought Pine Hollows back again and this time we double dry hopped it to amp up the hop flavors and aromas. 

Flavor Profile: Robust notes of grapefruit, guava, and apricot emanate from the generous use of this hop blend before finishing balanced and dry with distinct aromas of a pine forest.

 
HOPS: Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic

 

 

DECEMBER RELEASE: EXPERIENCED

Brewed by Eric O’Connor, Thorn’s original brewer and now Head of QC and Research and Development, Experienced IPA may one day be considered his magnum opus. 

 

Flavor Profile: Bold flavors of berries and peach intermingle with slight notes of sauvignon blanc grapes, sustained by fresh aromas of a California citrus grove.

 
HOPS: Citra, Simcoe, Strata, Nelson