Troegs Joyous IPA

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  1. ESHBG

    ESHBG Disciple (330) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Looks interesting but I am sad to see Fresh Cut replaced, as I enjoyed that one:

    ABV 6.5%
    Grain: Caramel, Flaked Oats, Honey Malt, Munich, Pale, Pilsner
    Hops: Azacca, Citra, El Dorado, Sabro
    Yeast: Hothead Kveik

    https://troegs.com/beer/joyous-ipa/
     
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  2. Spade

    Spade Initiate (69) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I like Fresh Cut as well. It's still listed on their site, just not with the Hop Cycle beers. Maybe it'll stick around.
     
  3. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (258) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Fresh Cut is the superior beer IMO. This started out ok, but then had a weird almost medicinal aftertaste. This was a one time purchase for me.
     
  4. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,211) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    As with most Troegs offerings ... I will definitely pick it up if I am able to find it reasonably fresh.
     
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  5. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,223) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I have yet to drink a really good beer brewed with Kveik yeast
     
  6. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (501) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Good to know. Was going to grab a 12er, but will stick to a single.
     
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  7. rudiecantfail

    rudiecantfail Champion (868) Aug 9, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I just bought a single today. I tried to look it up, but it doesn't seem to be listed on BA. Does it need to be added?
     
  8. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (258) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Hope you like it. The six pack has been a chore for me to get through. I never think twice about buying new Troegs beers by the six, but this one just isn’t doing it for me.
     
  9. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,391) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  10. wasatchback

    wasatchback Disciple (383) Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan
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    10000000% Can’t believe breweries as big as Troegs are putting out beers with Kviek yeast.
     
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  11. eagles22

    eagles22 Disciple (396) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I can do without the sabro hops.
     
  12. ESHBG

    ESHBG Disciple (330) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

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  13. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,676) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    It sounds like a recipe for a sweet cereal.
     
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  14. joerooster2

    joerooster2 Initiate (14) Aug 18, 2020 District of Columbia

    Sick of IPAs with oats.
     
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  15. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,676) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Tired of sweet ipas, period, this one probably can’t help but lean sweet.
     
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  16. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (501) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Why Tröegs would replace First Cut with this is just mind boggling. I bought it to try, but can’t see this being even close to a bigger seller than First Cut with how the hazy scene is going currently. If I’m picking up a hazy, this is last on my list lol.

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  17. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,872) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    It sure reads like plenty of BAs found little/no "joy" in this new beer from Troegs.

    It would be interesting to know whether Troegs Brewing used a focus/tasting group of beer consumers to 'test out' this beer prior to releasing it as a replacement for First Cut?

    Cheers!
     
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  18. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,676) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    All these copy cat beers, hazy this, Oak flakes that, OJ bombs for beers.

    That Pliny I had yesterday was simply one of the best ipas I’ve ever had, and yes I’ve had Pliny before many times in bottles and on tap. But that one yesterday was remarkable, could be just a super fresh bottle. Why don’t breweries take on Vinny and try to match that style instead of the other stuff they try and pump out? I’d welcome that, I’m tired of the other stuff. Even the beers from Alchemist and Lawson’s, HF don’t have that kind of profile. Not that their not great in their own right, but finding a beer that’s family to Pliny , well I can’t think of one.
     
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  19. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,872) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Well, a new 'regular' IPA that I am a fan of is the new beer from Sierra Nevada: Dankful IPA. But just like Pliny the Elder this beer is best when very fresh (e.g., 30 days or less from the canning date). At around the two month mark (60 days) there is notable hop aroma fade even when I continuously store Dankful IPA cold. Last fall I was able to find many (5-6) six-packs of these beers fresh and I very much enjoyed them. Within the past month every six-pack of Dankful has been 'old' (over 2 months from canning) so a non-purchase for me.

    I wonder if I will ever buy another six-pack of Dankful?:thinking_face:

    Cheers!
     
  20. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,676) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Haven’t tried the Dankful. I’ll check it out, but the WCIPAs are just so good I just don’t understand why there isn’t more out there.
     
  21. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (258) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    A little off topic of this thread, but I did try the new Dogfish beer Hazy-o, and as gimmicky as that beer sounded it was really good. $10.49 for the six, and it was easily one of the best shelf hazies from a larger brewery that I’ve had
     
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  22. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,676) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Don’t see much DFH Head here anymore, most places are hammering the local breweries. The margins are better.
     
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  23. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,872) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I strongly suggest you make sure it is very fresh before buying it.
    I have no data to back me up but it seems that the younger craft beer drinkers prefer IPAs that are less bitter, have a notable aspect of "juicy" and a smooth mouthfeel. It would appear that these beer consumers are 'driving' the IPA market here.

    Cheers!
     
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  24. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,676) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Well that’s sad, and I’ll check dates.
     
  25. joerooster2

    joerooster2 Initiate (14) Aug 18, 2020 District of Columbia

    Hard to beat a fresh Pliny. I know it's owned by the evil empire but Wicked Weed makes some solid WCIPAs and almost always fresh. I've always thought Freak of Nature was pretty close to Pliny, Lt Dank and Pernicious are regular purchases for me. I'm sure you've had them before being in NC.
     
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  26. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,676) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I like Pernicious, Freak not so much, LT Dank is ok it’s been awhile.
     
  27. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (501) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I am just assuming, but thinking it may have been part of their scratch series at some point.

    Decided to check untapped as I was writing this. It looks like it is almost a clone of Scratch 425 as far hops and yeast go.
     
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  28. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,223) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    same malts and similar ABV as well:

    • Scratch Series:
      • 425
    • Malt:
      • Carahell, Honey Malt, Munich, Oats, Pale, Pilsner
    • Hops:
      • Azacca, Citra, El Dorado, Sabro
    • Yeast:
      • Hothead Kveik
    • 6.8%
      ABV
    https://troegs.com/beer/ipa-13/
     
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  29. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (501) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Looked at that page. Appears 421 and 428 also have very similar, if not identical (didn’t look closely), ingredients.
     
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  30. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (501) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Is anyone else impatiently waiting for Field Study after having Joyous or just me?
     
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  31. Spade

    Spade Initiate (69) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

  32. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (501) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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  33. Spade

    Spade Initiate (69) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Oh dammit. My reading comprehension really let me down.

    I went through a 6 of Field Study last year and was glad when the last was gone. Just couldn't get into it at all.

    I'd like to try this Joyous IPA but only if I can find a single or on draft somewhere. It doesn't look like something I'd enjoy but there's only one way to tell.