Produced in sunny SoCal, Delahunt Brewing Co.’s Bulldog IPA is a refreshing West Coast-style IPA, bursting with mouth-watering fruit flavors.
Character: Light-bodied West Coast style IPA
Tasting Notes: Grapefruit, Mango, and Blueberry
Hops: Simcoe & Mosaic
Brewed with popular ‘new school’ hops Mosaic and Simcoe, Delahunt Brewing Co.’s Bulldog IPA is light-bodied and balanced, with a complex yet supremely drinkable profile. The color is San Clemente sunset gold with some copper tints and a thick, generous white head.
Expect classic, tropical, and citrus West Coast flavors, with notes of Oro Blanco grapefruit, mango, and blueberry, with resinous piney undertones. The refreshing finish is crisp, dry, and delightfully moreish.
Delahunt Brewing Co.’s bright, zesty Bulldog IPA is a delicious post-work refresher. Sip this flavorful beer slowly to appreciate every nuance and soak up those vibrant, tropical flavors. The best time to drink an IPA is ASAP, so don’t cellar it; crack it open now and enjoy!
Todd Delahunt is the homebuilder-turned-homebrewer at the helm of Delahunt Brewing Company. A native Oregonian, born and raised in that globally-renowned beer haven known as Portland, he decided to move to sunny San Clemente, CA to fulfill his dream of opening a brewery. Along with his bearded buddies Kyle Boruff and Justin Venegas, Todd Delahunt is committed to brewing unique, flavorful, and high-quality beers. His loyal bulldog Guinness is the loveable mascot for his vegan-friendly brews and the namesake of this delicious Bulldog IPA.
What are the typical characteristics of a West Coast-style IPA like Delahunt Brewing Co.’s Bulldog IPA?
West Coast-style IPAs are all about the hops! They are known for their bold hop aromas, high bitterness, and tropical/citrus/pine flavors. They are usually brewed with more hops in the boil kettle which delivers the signature high bitterness and mid-palate hop flavor. Hops are also added post-fermentation to add more aromatic intensity and bitterness.
Delahunt Bulldog IPA is made from classic West Coast IPA hops, namely the bittering hop Simcoe, known for its pine, passionfruit, and citrus characteristics, as well as Mosaic (Simcoe’s daughter hop), known for its vibrant berry flavors and earthy complexity. These natural hop flavors are preserved and celebrated to create a beer that is vibrant, intense, flavorful, and refreshing.