5 Best Milkshake IPAs of 2021

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Without question the hazy IPA has become the most popular beer style of the last decade. Breweries from coast-to-coast have created their own outstanding versions including The Alchemist Tree House, and Trillium. 

Of course, with the rise of such a popular style we've seen tons of riffs and remixes from double, triple, and quadruple dry-hopped to cryo-hopped and even kveik-yeasted.

But perhaps the most exciting interpretation has been the Milkshake IPA. Characterized by a combination of milk sugar and fruit these beers often cleverly mimic the iconic 1950s American malt shop favorite. Are you telling us you haven't shared a tender double-strawed moment on a stool with a significant other? (Or maybe someone just threw it in your face Rizzo-style).

Well, thanks to modern day brewers you can now enjoy this same experience on your bar stool. Just maybe without the straw. 

To achieve maximum silky, creamy, velvety goodness brewers add a dose of lactose. It's this unfermentable milk sugar that defines a Milkshake IPA and gives it that delightfully smooth mouthfeel. 

And fruit is the perfect pairing to this luxurious style. We've seen everything thrown into these hazy IPAs from tangerines to passionfruit. 

The fun part about Milkshake IPAs is that brewers often tap into their culinary or sweet tooth side with many drawing on popular childhood treats as inspiration. 

So grab a friend or a date and belly up to the bar because below are the 5 Highest Rated Milkshake IPAs on Untappd in 2021.

1. Blazed Orange Milkshake - Hop Butcher for the World

2. Strawberry Chantilly - Phase Three Brewing 

3. Milkshake IPA (Nitro Double Mango) - Tired Hands Brewing Co.

4. Pineapple Peach Orange Chantilly - Phase Three Brewing

5. Orange Cream Marbles - More Brewing Company

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