Single Hop Cascade IPA

Maple Scotch-Style Ale Sidecar® Orange Pale Ale

Single Hop Cascade IPA

Enjoy your visit to the north woods with this hop-forward classic IPA.

This IPA features the flavors of the Cascade hop in an all-new way. Highlighting its signature citrus, pine and floral flavors, this IPA is an homage to the hop varietal that helped cultivate the love of bold, hop-forward beers for brewers worldwide and made our original Draught-style Pale Ale a modern beer classic.

Overview

  • Alcohol Content 6.3% by volume
  • Beginning gravity 14.6° plato
  • Ending Gravity 2.9° plato
  • Bitterness Units 45

Ingredients

  • Yeast Ale yeast
  • Bittering Hops Cascade
  • Finishing Hops Cascade
  • Malts Two-row Pale, Caramel
  • Other Torpedo Hops | Cascade

Food Pairing

  • Cuisine Charcoal Grilled Steak with Chimichurri, Green Thai Curry, Cilantro and Fennel Grilled shrimp.
  • Cheese Sharp Cheddar.
  • Dessert Shortbread with Lime Custard.

Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change at our brewers' creative discretion.

  • Cascade Hops

    Every so often, invention provokes revolution. Never was that truer than with the birth of the Cascade hop. Worldwide, it was thought that European hops were—and had always been—superior to their New World counterparts. That changed in the late 1960s with the development of the Cascade. Born as the first successful example of the USDA Aroma Hop Program, Cascade proved that world-class hops can be grown in America. Its release in 1971 serendipitously aligned with the fledgling American craft brewing movement. These aspiring brewers were eager for something unique, bold and distinctly American to use in their boundary-pushing beers. Cascade fit the bill. Its unique pine needle, grapefruit and floral aromas were like nothing out of Europe, and the bold aromas and flavors became the flag for the new American brewing upstarts. If one ingredient can be said to start a movement, it would be the Cascade hop—the plant that built craft beer.

  • The American Style

    Worldwide, Americans have something of an outsized reputation. Bold, brash and brazen. To some, that boldness is perceived as arrogance, but for us it’s just daring spirit and a thirst for adventure. The term “American” in brewing is not necessarily a sign of origin, but rather a brewing ethos and homage to that daring nature we love so much. In the early days of the craft brewing movement, there were far fewer beer styles and what was on record largely comprised the historical ales of the UK and the lagers of Germany. As American brewers began experimenting with homegrown ingredients and their own techniques, they inadvertently created beer so unique it defied conventional categories. Instead of a traditional pale ale, there all of a sudden was American pale ale—a new, rowdy hybrid of the older beer, intense with hop flavor and aroma. American-style beer is shorthand for the kind of brewing we do at Sierra Nevada—a reference to the use of a clean, crisp and neutral yeast and a healthy dose of hops quite appropriate for the adventurer in us all.

  • Dry Hops

    We work hard to get strong hop flavors into our beers and one of the ways we do that is through dry hopping. Dry hopping refers to the addition of whole-cone hops to the fermentation tanks. The addition of hops to cold beer allows the aromatic oils and resins to infuse the beer with flavor and aroma without adding any additional bitterness.