Hampshire brewer adds US-style IPA to core line-up

Circadian Ringwood

Ringwood Brewery, the makers of Old Thumper, 49er, Razorback and Boondoggle, has launched its first IPA – its first new permanent beer in eight years.

Available in 500ml bottles, Circadian is a powerfully hopped “everyday” IPA, made with American hops that give it a pine-like aroma. It is recommended for drinking with a spicy curry.

Brand manager Alex Harrison said: “Session IPAs have been flying off the shelves in the USA for a couple of years now, and we expect them to really take off here next.

“Circadian gives you the big ‘hoppiness’ of an IPA but at a manageable 4.5%. The name Circadian refers to rhythms: the physiological process of living beings. Hence everyday IPA.”

Jeff Drew, head brewer at Ringwood, said: “To give Circadian the full flavour of an IPA, whilst keeping the ABV to a sessionable 4.5%, we use five exotic hops. This gives a wonderful aroma and a refreshing hoppy finish.”

Established in 1978, Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire was one of the very first micro-breweries, founded by Peter Austin.

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