Hopicana IPA

Hopicana IPA

All Flavor. No Pulp.
6.6% ABV IBU 55

Brewed using real oranges, this hop-forward IPA tastes like it came straight from the grove. It’s as refreshing and juicy as it is big and bold. Technically it’s a West Coast IPA, but we think it drinks more like a cold glass of fresh-squeezed OJ.

Breakfast for dinner has always been a hit at my house. Incorporating beer and having a little bit of fun is always a winner. How does one cook with IPA? It’s difficult, but using the flavors in our Hopicana IPA makes it a little easier. Hop bitterness can easily over power most recipes. This beer is very citrusy and not overly bitter. With the addition of salt, sugar, chipotle and other citrus, the flavors are enhanced and do not run amuck on your taste buds. -Scot Seher, Chef at Iron Hill Maple Shade

Hopicana IPA Buttermilk Pancakes

Serves 4
1.5 cup all-purpose flour
2 T sugar
1.5 tsp baking powder
.75 tsp baking soda
.5 tsp kosher salt
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup Hopicana IPA
2 eggs
.25 cup orange juice
.25 cup melted butter
Zest of one orange
1-2oz chipotle puree (how spicy do you like it, adds smoky and spicy flavor)
Cilantro to taste (if you like it, if not just leave it out)

Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl, mix all wet ingredients in second bowl, combine all ingredients just before cooking. Do not over mix batter: a few small lumps are ok.

Heat pan or flat top griddle to medium high heat, when hot coat cooking surface with oil or butter (I prefer butter but my waist line does not). Spoon batter onto the cooking surface, when there are bubbles forming all around the top of the pancake then flip it and cook for one more minute. Remove from heat.

Hopicana IPA Orange Syrup

4 large oranges, peeled, seeded and large dice
Zest of 2 oranges
2 cups sugar
1 cup Hopicana IPA
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in a sauce pot. Bring syrup to a boil and reduce to simmer, allow syrup to reduce by 1/3rd. When sauce has reduced, remove from heat and allow to cool. If you wish to strain the orange pieces out to use as garnish on top then do so, if not leave the orange pieces in with the syrup and place in refrigerator and allow to cool. Syrup can also be served warm.

Whipped Cream Cheese

8 oz. softened cream cheese
8 oz. powdered sugar
1 oz. chipotle puree
1 tsp vanilla extract (or the seed from a fresh vanilla bean)
Zest of one orange
Zest of one grapefruit
Cilantro to taste

Mix all ingredients with mixer until thoroughly combined. Spoon over top of pancakes or serve on the side. Garnish with fresh blueberries, powdered sugar and/or additional cilantro.

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