Under the West Coast IPA umbrella, lives a subset of the style known as the San Diego IPA. As pioneers in the West Coast IPA movement, San Diego brewers have been at the forefront of the style and have created a category of their own. The San Diego-style IPA is an intensely-hopped IPA that’s golden in color with mild bitterness that finishes with a clean and refreshingly dry finish. San Diegans love their hops, and these beers are meant to showcase their flavors and aromas. The best San Diego-style IPAs extract the tropical fruit and citrus flavors from the hops, while limiting the bitterness.
A Few to Taste
Weekend Vibes IPA – 6.8% ABV/60 IBU
Bursting with tropical dankness, this beer is everything you want from a San Diego-style IPA. It’s jam-packed with hop fruitiness, and refreshingly dry. Crack one open and get ready to feel those Weekend Vibes.
Never Better DIPA – 8.1% ABV/65 IBU
Brewed with a vibrant blend of Vic Secret, Mosaic, and Citra, this double IPA is bursting with hop flavors of tropical mango, passion fruit, and resinous pine. One sip and you’ll go from good to Never Better.