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Left Hand Gets Extroverted with New IPA

Left Hand has announced the release of Extrovert IPA, the higher-ABV American IPA brethren of Introvert, Left Hand's Session IPA offering.

Extrovert will be released across Left Hand's entire 36-state distribution network beginning in May, and it is currently available in Colorado.

Here is the release from Left Hand:

LONGMONT, CO • April 18, 2016 – Meet Extrovert IPA. This April, Left Hand is launching a new American IPA, bringing together a blend of tropical, fruit-forward hops with a malty backbone.  Brewed to be enjoyed with friends, Left Hand’s new IPA features a blend of hops and a pleasant, lingering bitterness with a dry finish. Extrovert IPA will join Introvert Session IPA as a year-round offering in six-pack and draft.

Crafted on Left Hand’s new 7 bbl pilot system, Extrovert is the result of over 6 months of development to brew a balanced American IPA that was the perfect complement to Introvert. “It’s a very crowded market, so we knew we needed to set ourselves apart.” states Matt Thrall, Director of Brewing, “Our approach was to develop a recipe that wasn’t just hoppy water, but to create a well-built IPA with complexity and depth.”

With a hopped up attitude brewed to stimulate serendipity, Extrovert is assertive with a big personality of 75 IBUs, yet reveals layers of complexity for the seasoned IPA fan. Extrovert IPA is dry hopped at one pound per barrel with a hop blend that plays well together, consisting of Jarrylo, Cascade, and Comet. Jarrylo is a new sea hop variety, full of nuances with subtle stone fruit notes. Cascade brings pineapple and citrus while Comet adds tropical flavors and aroma and is Extrovert & Introvert’s shared hop variety. In addition, rye and acidulated malt give the beer a dry mouthfeel and distinct bite. The lasting result is a hop melody like a basket of fruit with mouthwatering notes of pineapple, mango, and orange blossom, balanced by sweet biscuity malt. Extrovert finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness.

Extrovert IPA will be released in Colorado beginning the week of Monday, April 14th and is expected to be available across Left Hand’s 36 state footprint by late May. Release events will kick off on Thursday, April 28th with a Denver release at Freshcraft, and a Longmont release at the brewery’s Tasting Room on April 29th. With Extrovert and Introvert in your fridge, Left Hand has got a little something for everyone, with all beersonalities covered. Explore your Beersonality – coming this May!