Brewery: Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, MI
Beer Style: IPA
I didn’t go into this with an expectation. Usually, when I do that, especially with an IPA, I end up being disappointed. This wasn’t the case here, I really enjoyed this new offering from Founders. The Azacca IPA that I had was extremely fresh with a nice resinous hop to it. The backbone of malts in this provides an exceptional balancing act for the nice upfront hops but doesn’t steal the show. I really enjoyed this and will definitely grab a pint when I’m out.
Named for the Haitian god of agriculture, the Azacca hop boasts intense, tropical fruit notes. Azacca IPA includes a touch of caramel malt to provide a sweet backbone to the citrus, mango and orchard fruit notes in this 7% ABV, 70 IBUs beer. The label artwork symbolizes the god of agriculture watching over a field where the ingredients used to make the beer are being grown.