Review: Troegs Joyous IPA

Review: Troegs Joyous IPA

Tröegs’ latest installment in its Hop Cycle lineup of seasonally rotating IPAs is Joyous, made from a a yeast strain called Hothead Kveik and hopped with Citra, Sabro and Azacca hops. Per Troegs: “Joyous is the first Hop Cycle beer to emerge from Tröegs’ Scratch Lab, a new 3-barrel BrauKon nano brewhouse designed to replicate the temperature controls, pressure and geometry of the 15-bbl Scratch system and 100-bbl production brewhouse.”

This IPA pours a darker shade than the typical hazy, and it’s dense and rich, thick with body. The palate’s surprisingly nutty and immersive, a chewy beer that keeps the focus more on mushroom, forest floor, and toasty sandalwood in lieu of juicier, citrus-focused notes. Some grapefruit and lemon peek their heads in from time to time, but otherwise this drinks closer to an old school IPA with a much more bitter bent.

6.5% abv.

B / $19 per 12-pack /

Troegs Joyous IPA




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