Breaking Down a Beer: DeLorean Parking Only
In a hazy sea of New England IPAs, the brewers at Roc Brewing Co. decided to whip up a little blast from the past this summer season and create a crisp, clear, traditional West Coast IPA.
Intentionally bitter and delicately valued, this filtered IPA sports a malty backbone, complimented by citrusy, piney aromas.
WHAT’S THE HOPS
DeLorean Parking Only was brewed with primarily West Coast Hops, including Denali, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Cascade.
THE NEW ENGLAND PERSUASION
A few years back, West Coast IPAs were everywhere – this malty, filtered style IPA was at it’s height of popularity. If you ordered an IPA at a brewery or bar, it probably looked a lot like this. Craft beer lovers that sought out a brew lesser in bitterness drove the trend to create a fluffier, juicier, fruiter IPA , and thus the taste for NEIPAs grew in popularity.
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Why DeLorean Parking Only, you ask? When crafting the beer, brewers saw it as a blast from the past. An excitement for a traditional style beer, paired with a love for Back to the Future, lead organically to DeLorean Parking Only, a tasty, crisp West Coast IPA.