Inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium, Victory Brewing Co.‘s Hoppy Quad is the brewery’s first endeavor in the quadrupel ale style since the V Twelve, with its own whole flower-hopped twist. Intense yet approachable, the Belgian-style ale exemplifies the union of traditional fermentation and brewing techniques with modern ingenuity for which the brewery has become extremely well known.
A bright and bold beer, Hoppy Quad is brewed exclusively with American hops: Cascade, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic and is fermented in the Belgian yeast strain. As a result, the smooth brew boasts aromas of freshly cut peaches against hints of brewer’s grain while aromatic notes of citrus and resinous cedar are evidenced. The freshly intense Hoppy Quad is flavorfully more assertive compared to dubbel and tripel counterparts and with an ABV of 13 percent, this surprisingly easy drinking, hard-hitting brew takes center stage as the life of every party it attends.
“We had as much fun thinking about and making this as we did sampling the first batch,” said Victory’s President and Brewmaster Bill Covaleski. “True lovers of the Belgian quadrupel process, fans of V Twelve and even those new to the flavors of craft beer are certain to enjoy all the flavors this new brew brings to our family of Victory products with its bold assertiveness.”
On shelves and on draft through November, Victory’s Hoppy Quad is available across the brewery’s 36 state distribution footprint, in 750-milliliter bottles.