Welcome to rotation nation! a constant supply of ever changing India Pale Ales from classic and clean to hazy and experimental. Big Boss is constantly mixing it up to keep interesting varieties of IPAs available for hop heads around North Carolina.

From Brewer Seth Adams: 

There are many different approaches a brewer may take when crafting a recipe. My approach has always started with a simple brainstorm or some influence, be a dessert I have recently experienced or a memory. When I approach our IPA collection, I first get a framework to work within, this is essential what alcohol content, bitterness, color, and degree of sweetness I want in the beer. My main focal point is selecting the hops which should be a showcase in the beer. With New Guy IPA I wanted to drive home a fruit salad note in the aroma. This steered me down the path of some wonderful Pacific Northwest Hops that boast cool aromas like mango, pineapple, and passion fruit. In our first version of the beer I noticed that I was getting more pineapple during fermentation, so this created an on the fly tweak to add more notes of mandarin orange and tangerine to round out this idea of a tropical fruit balance.

Another more recent beer release, “Trail Guide West Coast IPA,” used a similar approach, however; now I was searching for a bigger resinous pine presence from hops as opposed to fruit salad. Our primary hops are driving this character, but we also add in some additional hops to lend a soft citrus fruit note in the background to give Trail Guide its’ own personality.

NEIPA w NC Malts

MISS NC The next beer in our Air Raid Series, Miss NC, is a hoppy nod to our home turf. This hazy IPA features Riverbend’s NC grown Carolina Rye heirloom malt. This malt has been grown in the south for over 200 years and imparts herbal spice, citrus, and black pepper notes. We selected Hull Melon and Ella Hops (a tribute to our favorite French Bulldog) to layer massive notes of honeydew melon, papaya, mango, and grapefruit. A perfect IPA to quench your thirst in the heat of NC summer. 6.5% Alc By Vol

Cabin Heater is a smooth Double IPA loaded with character driven by caramel malts and Pacific Northwest Hops. Layered Tangerine and Grapefruit rinds are balanced by a massive malt backbone. This high-octane ale delivers a warming sensation to keep you cozy during the coldest of nights. Enjoy by the fire with friends! 8% Cloud Duster

CLOUD DUSTER IPA Flavors from all over the globe! Cloud Duster features a blend of hops from Africa, Australia & Europe to deliver key lime, passion fruit, berry and melon notes while wildflower honey provides an earthy sweetness to the new brew in our Air Raid IPA Series! 6.5% Alc By Vol

Trail Guide IPA artwork
Trail Guide IPA

Trail Guide
Trail Guide West Coast Style IPA features classic Pacific Northwest Hop Varietals Chinook and Cascade to lend an aggressive citrus and pine character with a rounded bitter finish. El Dorado hops add a unique feature to the brew providing a subtle tropical fruit backing to the citrus and pine. A beer built for the deep wooded mountains as your surrounded by evergreens and friends. 6.3% Alc By Vol Hops: Cascade, Chinook, El Dorado

Rabbit Punch DDH NEIPA
Our latest release in the Air Raid Series collection features a blend of Ekuanot, El Dorado, and Amarillo Hops. This beer has notes of lime, mango, tangerine, and pear. A second round of dry hops with Ekuanot bring an additional character or papaya and watermelon to this hazy brew.  6.5 Alc By Vol  40 IBU

Ruby’s Raiders Strawberry Milkshake IPA
This Beer Contains Lactose Milk Sugar. My Milkshake brings all the….whoah! Hold the train!!! New England IPA fused with Strawberry and Guava and a touch of vanilla to tie it all together. Call it weird, call it the best thing since you were a little kid at the ice cream shop ordering a frappe. Big Boss Milkshake IPA features a creamy finish as a result of  lactose milk sugar leaving a rich and sweet finish complemented by fruit purees and the balancing foundation of New England IPA.

The Big Shmoo

Big Shmoo New England IPA features a blend of pacific northwest hop varietals and New Zealand hops to create tropical and stone fruit aromas with a soft citrus undertone. Wheat and Oats develop a silky mouthfeel with a honey sweetness to balance the bitterness.
7.75% Alc By Vol. Hops: El Dorado, Cascade, Amarillo, Motu

Strata Fortress IPA is a medium bodied interpretation of the West Coast IPA style. This brew features a brand new hop varietal grown in the pacific Northwest, Strata. The addition of Strata hops bring forth an array of aromatic fruit notes including peach, strawberry, and light citrus. Traditional west coast hop varietals (Centennial and Cascade) balance the fruit with citrus and pine notes complimenting the dank characteristics of Strata during the dry hopping stage. This straw colored ale has a balanced bitterness with a soft malty finish as we pay homage to the West Coast IPA.

Malts 2 Row Pale Malt
Hops Strata (Kettle & DH), Amarillo, Centennial, Idaho 7, Cascade (DH)
ABV 6.00% / IBU 50 / SRM 5.00

This hazy New England style IPA features and array of hops from the Pacific Northwest, USA. These hop varietials provide a subtle bitterness complimented with a fruit salad aroma. Notes of peaches, mango, papaya and passionfruit are backed by soft of pineapple and tangerine aromas. A combination of wheat malt and flaked oats boost a silky mouthfeel with an extremely dry finish. The combination of protein from the malt bill and polyphenols from hop compounds enhance the orange juice haze of this aromatic ale.

Malts 2 Row Malt, White Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats
Hops Mosaic, Citra, Azacca. Dry Hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo
ABV 6.50% / IBU 40 / SRM 5

ELSA ELdorado / Simcoe / Amarillo IPA

E.M.M.A. A New England Style IPA that boasts an incredible body and a juicy pallet of hoppy friends. E.M.M.A. relies heavily on a few choice nuggets that have been popular here at Big Boss Brewing: Eldorado, Mosaic, Meridian & Amarillo

LOADED DICE India Pale Ale with 5 C hops. That’s Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Centennial and Comet.

NIGHT KNIGHT Black IPA, CDA, dark + bitter

Tropical fruit, grapefruit, blackcurrant, hints of lychee are some of the many ways to describe new Jester hop varietal. A limited batch for #ncbeermonth, we offer this balanced, clean, India Pale Ale that recalls classic beers while pushing forward with a “new world” spin. “Jester® has been likened more to wild fruit-centric US varieties and was initially bred with the emulation of US hops Cascade, Centennial and Columbus in mind.”
hazy IPA
FLYING SOLO Classic cloudy New England Style IPA
We are bringing back one from last year in time for a “individual” film release. A double dry hopped New England Style India Pale Ale. The STAR of this brew is a high alpha hop called Comet from Yakima Valley…. or was it Cloud City? We will welcome the return of this scoundrel to our taproom and a cantina near you. 6.5%
SWAMP GHOST Hazy IPA with Soursop and Tangerine fruit


DEUCES WILD Classic Double IPA

ABV – 6.5% / IBUs – 0
What matter of witchcraft is this? After the brewing ritual was completed with ,wheat, flaked oats, caramalt 15 we filled the cauldron with a magical combination of Cascade, El Dorado, Amarillo and Simcoe hops… twice! We hope you welcome this New England Style, Double-Dry-Hopped, Zero IBU, India Pale Ale into the coven!