Our XPerimental Series is a series of sporadic, off-the-cusp creations that are a result of our need to create something new!
XP #1: This ale is a lighter offering that begins with clean, crisp flavors but eventually gives way to a more sweet experience across the palate.
XP #2: This IPA provides subtle citrus notes with a balance of light malty flavors.
XP #3 DDH Amarillo: In the spirit of creating something new this IPA brings with it a light citrus and melon flavor while staying true to our signature soft mouth feel.
XP #4 w/Galaxy: This crushable IPA brings with it powerful grapefruit notes and has been immensely enjoyed by all of us at VVBC. It wasn’t easy parting with this one! (CANS)
XP #5 DDH Ekuanot: For this XP batch we set the stage with a simple malt bill and then let all the hops do the talking! Double dry hopped with another one of our favorite hops, Ekuanot, this IPA is sure to please the palate.
XP #6 DDH Ella: This tasty IPA was an exciting batch to brew as we utilized the flavorful Australian hop, Ella. (CANS)
XP #7: This particular batch is an extension of our XP Batch #6. It contains a generous amount Ella and another one of our favorite hops, Amarillo! It’s soft mouth feel gives way to a variety of citrus and melon notes. We are loving this batch and hope you will, too! * Permanent addition to canning rotation as ISO7
XP#8 DDH Mosaic: This tasty IPA has flavors of tangerine and small hint of pineapple! At 6.5% ABV, it is smooth and flavorful drinking. (CANS)
XP#9 – For this batch we decided to showcase our love for Citra and Amarillo! These hops were blended and added in varying ways across the brewing process. We pick up a lot of citrus and tropical fruit flavors in this batch and know you’ll love it! (CANS) * Permanent addition to canning rotation as No Trespassing IPA
XP#10 DIPA – This Double IPA has flavors of tropical fruits like grapefruit. At 8.5% ABV we are finding it extremely drinkable! (CANS)
XP#11 Pale Ale – This pale ale featuring Lemondrop hops is going to be a new favorite! At 5.5% ABV, it is light yet flavorful. (CANS)
XP#12 IPA – This New England style IPA with its 6.7% ABV features Australian Vic Secret hops that have blended with a variety of domestic hops resulting in a complexity of citrus, pineapple, and melon notes.
XP#13 Saison – 6% ABV. For this XP Batch we decided to switch it up! This Saison was brewed with a blend of both Belgian and American grains to provide a solid malt backbone. Going against the grain we tipped the IBU scale with a decent amount of Motueka hops! The flavor profile features a mild spiciness from the selected yeast strain along with delicate citrus and fruit flavors.
XP#14 Milkshake IPA – 6.5% ABV. This IPA was brewed with some exciting domestic hops, lactose, and then conditioned on vanilla beans, pineapple, and mangos! It provides aromas of pineapple juice then gives way to a smooth mouthfeel and flavors of mango and citrus.
XP#15 IPA – 7% ABV. Can you tell we love our XP series, aka “The Brewers Playground”? This new NEIPA is dripping with pineapple and we just can’t get enough of it! Created on-the-spot and off the cusp this beer represents the true art and joy of brewing. We hope you enjoy the experience of XP15 and all it has to offer.
XP#16 West Coast IPA – 6.7% ABV. Our take on the West Coast IPA! This classic beer provides a hint of sweet malt with a blast of grapefruit to balance out the overall flavors. It is everything we love experiencing in a West Coast IPA!
XP#17 IPA – DDH Galaxy – 6.7% ABV. This is our second go-around in using the ever beloved Galaxy hop (DOUBLE DRY HOPPED) and we must say, this one is an all time favorite of ours! The nose on this NEIPA is covered with passion fruit. The bright flavors one will experience include mango, pineapple, and even peach.
XP#18 Pink Boots IPA – 7% ABV We are very excited and proud to introduce the 18th edition to our XPerimental Series. For this batch we decided to brew a NEIPA featuring the exclusive 2018 Pink Boots Blend hop.
This hop was created to celebrate women in beer and the brewing industry by the Pink Boots Society and Yakima Valley Hops. This year’s blend includes Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, Palisade, and Loral hops.
In true VV fashion, we decided to take this hop to another level by blending it with a pinch of Galaxy!
The overall aroma and flavors include fruity, herbal, and subtle passionfruit notes. We are definitely going to miss this one around the brewery! Cheers to the Pink Boots Society!
XP#19 IPA – 6.5% ABV. For this XP batch we decided to feature Motueka hops from New Zealand. The aromas and flavors across this NEIPA include a variety of tropical notes, including guava and kiwi.
XP#20 IPA – 8.5% ABV. For this batch we decided to go Big! This is a well balanced and super fruit forward DIPA that clocks in at 8.5. We are picking up a good amount of peach, tropical fruit and hints of pineapple.
XP#21 IPA – 7% ABV. For this XP batch we decided to feature and DBL dry hop with Mosiac and Amarillo hops. The aromas and flavors across this NEIPA include Kiwi and melon with a very soft mouthfeel.
XP #22 West Coast IPA – 6.7%. While we love our New England IPAs we felt it was time for another tip of the cap to our west coast friends. This IPA features a 6.5% ABV along with the classic citrus and pine notes that make the west coast style so enjoyable. For those of you that appreciate this style you will not be disappointed. And, for those of you that have yet to try this style here is your chance!
XP#22 New England Style IPA – 6.7% ABV This hazy juice bomb was brought to life with some seriously heavy hopping both in the boil and conditioning tank. Stacked on top of a super soft mouth feel are flavors of ripe melon, subtle stone fruit, and lemon rind.
XP #23 New England Style IPA – 6.7% ABV This hazy juice bomb was brought to life with some seriously heavy hopping both in the boil and conditioning tank. Stacked on top of a super soft mouth feel are flavors of ripe melon, subtle stone fruit, and lemon rind.
XP #24 New England Style IPA – 6.5% ABV As with most XP beers, the grain bill for XP #24 was kept pretty simple and light. As for hops? Mosaic for days! This is our first ever all Mosaic hop-bomb! The nose is full of tropical aromas while the flavor profile includes mango, lime, and mandarin oranges
XP #25 New England Style IPA – 6.5% ABV This new NEIPA features Styrian Wolf hops from Slovenia as well as some domestic Cashmere hops! For those of you that have never experienced Styrian Wolf hops you’ve gotta check this one out! This hop gives off savory passion fruit and mango like aromas and flavors while the Cashmere is known for its lime and melon like notes.
XP #26 This haze bomb features Mandarina Bavarian and Azacca hops which has resulted in intense mandarin orange and tropical fruit flavors and aromas
XP #27 Showcases Eureka hops which have produced subtle piney and floral aromas while the flavors include passionfruit and nectarines!
XP#28 This was brewed with a hefty amount of Falconers flight and simcoe hops! We pick up aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and subtle pine notes
XP #29 This NEIPA combines a blend of Cashmere and Vic Secret hops that have created complex yet mild orange, pineapple, tropical fruit, and earthy aromas and flavors
XP #30 This batch was brewed with a blend of Belma and Citra hops which has created flavors and aromas such as orange, strawberry and light earthy herbal notes
XP #31 is a haztastical NEIPA brewed with Bru-1 hops! This is the first time we’ve played with this hop and the results are very pleasing. XP #31 kicks off with aromas of grapefruit and subtle lemon which then become more pronounced across the flavor profile with the addition of pine notes as well.