Odell Brewing Co. has released their newest limited-edition beer and it’s sure to become a sought-after brew in short order. Cloud Catcher is an India Pale Ale. However, it’s not just any India Pale Ale: it’s a substyle called a Milkshake IPA.
A Milkshake IPA is a variant of a New England IPA that’s developing a curious and loyal following. A New England IPA is characterized by aromas of juicy hops, a hazy appearance, and more subdued bitterness. A Milkshake IPA takes all of that and puts an intriguing spin on it: milk sugars (a.k.a. lactose) are added. It’s the lactose that imbues Odell Brewing Co.’s Cloud Catcher with a velvety, creamy mouthfeel. Milk sugars also give this IPA a full body.
Cloud Catcher is a 6.8% ABV Milkshake IPA with 47 IBU available for a limited time in 6-packs of 12-oz. cans and on draught.