Steph’s New Brew Review: Juicebox IPA

Steph’s New Brew Review: Juicebox IPA

SØLE Artisan Ales Juicebox IPA, a 6% ABV Northeast-style IPA

Appearance Golden orange color; white head.
Aroma Citrus explosion! Aromas of fresh oranges.
Taste Citrus hop flavors, fresh orange, mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation.
Overall SØLE Artisan Ales is one to watch! Delicious!

SØLE Artisan Ales is Lehigh Valley’s only gypsy brewery.

Founder and brewer Joe Percoco established SØLE during the summer of 2015 with the release of Clink!, a Dry-Hopped Session Ale, which was brewed at Susquehanna Brewing Company.

What does it mean to be a gypsy brewer? Percoco brews his beers at established breweries, free from capital constraints of operating a production brewery himself. SØLE is, however, looking into opening a brew cafe in the future, but this is still in the early stages of planning.

Percoco recently teamed up with his former employer, Funk Brewing in Emmaus to brew Funk’d Out SØLE, which will debut during Lehigh Valley Beer Week (February 20 to 27, 2016).

Percoco first brewed commercially at a brewpub in the Poconos where he became head brewer at the age of twenty. He also worked for Weyerbacher Brewing Company and Fegley’s Brew Works.

The newest beer from SØLE Artisan Ales, Juicebox IPA, was released during the weekend of the Jonas snow storm, but that didn’t stop beer lovers from traveling from as far as New Jersey to claim a case before the beer was distributed to a select number of retailers in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Juicebox is a Northeast-style IPA brewed with fresh Mandarin orange zest and juice, and then saturated with late additions of Azacca and Simcoe hops. Juicebox offers flavors and aromas reminiscent of orange marmalade, pineapple juice, and candied grapefruit peel, with a considerable amount of dankness to boot.

Wanna pick this one up? Contact SØLE Artisan Ales here.
Check out… this article from Philly Beer Scene.

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