Cucapá’s Runaway IPA

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All top Mexican beer lists include Corona, Tecate, Sol, and Pacifico because of their popularity and quantity. It’s sad to imagine there is no beer movement within Mexico. However, within the past 10-15 years there have been microbreweries popping up, and one particular favorite is Cucapá Brewing Company. Cucapá opened their doors in 2002 in Mexico and has since produced beer styles outside of the standard pale lager. The Runaway IPA is a simple hop forward beer using four types of hops to produce tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, and lime flavors. Keep in mind that IPAs and “bitter” styles are relatively new in Mexico. This brew clocks in at 7.5% ABV, and is far from light. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a beer without having to add a lime?

Source: Cucapá Brewing Company