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Trends of the Month: July 2020

It's unbelievable that it's already the end of July. This year is cruising by but we're making the best of it. We dug into the top checked-in styles worldwide this July to review the beer trends of the summer season. Our findings were…well, let's just say we could've expected this. The IPA - American style was the most checked in overall. You guys really love IPAs, don't you?

We pulled the top 5 checked-in IPAs worldwide in the month of July to see what's quenching your thirst during these hot months. 

#5: Sommar IPA - Oppigårds Bryggeri

Sommar IPA

Oppigårds Bryggeri

IPA - American

Total (?) 6,472

Unique (?) 6,213

Monthly (?) 2,902

You 0

6% ABV

50 IBU

(3.58)

5,983 Ratings

This is definitely the dark horse of the top 5 list. We first started seeing check-ins to this beer on July 8th. It's just getting out there into the marketplace and already has a ton of check-ins! Brewed by Oppigårds Bryggeri out of Sweden, this "summer" IPA is considered a West Coast IPA, which has a "piney" finish. 

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Oppigårds Bryggeri by Sommar IPA

Christoffer L. is drinking a Sommar IPA by Oppigårds Bryggeri

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Oppigårds Bryggeri by Sommar IPA

Anders S. is drinking a Sommar IPA by Oppigårds Bryggeri at Skorped

Purchased at Systembolaget

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#4: Stone Tangerine Express Hazy IPA - Stone Brewing 

Stone Tangerine Express Hazy IPA

Stone Brewing

IPA - American

Total (?) 214,884

Unique (?) 174,043

Monthly (?) 3,862

You 0

6.7% ABV

75 IBU

(3.71)

159,419 Ratings

This beer reminds of the Stone Enjoy By IPA Series with Tangerine that I had back in 2016 while visiting the Dogfish Inn! Most breweries are diving deep into the "Hazy" space, and this fits just that. From the description, it uses "bountiful whole tangerine purée, which brings pithy, crisp bitterness to the citrus flavor." Speaking my language. 

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#3: Elvis Juice - BrewDog 

Elvis Juice

BrewDog

IPA - American

Total (?) 402,712

Unique (?) 269,930

Monthly (?) 6,062

You 0

6.5% ABV

40 IBU

(3.76)

251,177 Ratings

BrewDog is consistently charting on our top check-in lists. They're really killing it. I haven't had the chance to try this one but this is brewed with grapefruit to give it a "tart'' mouthfeel which is different from your standard IPA. The low IBU for this beer makes it a perfect non-bitter IPA with a super clean finish. Can't wait to try this. 

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BrewDog by Elvis Juice

Haico O. is drinking an Elvis Juice by BrewDog at Untappd at Home

Purchased at Mr. Hop

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#2: IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company 

IPA

Lagunitas Brewing Company

IPA - American

Total (?) 1.5M+

Unique (?) 680,473

Monthly (?) 8,029

You 0

6.2% ABV

52 IBU

(3.74)

613,838 Ratings

Lagunitas is always on the top of the list when it comes to IPAs. It's definitely a super smooth, easy-drinking IPA, and very available all across the world. 

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Lagunitas Brewing Company by IPA

Marco V. is drinking an IPA by Lagunitas Brewing Company at D'n Boerderij

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Lagunitas Brewing Company by IPA

Yoeri N. is drinking an IPA by Lagunitas Brewing Company at Untappd at Home

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#1: Punk IPA - BrewDog 

Punk IPA

BrewDog

IPA - American

Total (?) 856,729

Unique (?) 411,779

Monthly (?) 9,561

You 0

5.4% ABV

35 IBU

(3.76)

378,472 Ratings


Punk IPA taking the no.1 spot AGAIN! Not only was it the most checked-in beer last week, but it's the most checked-in IPA during the entire month of July. 

I'll echo what I wrote on Twitter last week, this is surprising. Punk IPA check-ins have increased by 20% in the last 3 months. I've attributed this to the growth of BrewDog in the U.S. and the re-opening of pubs in the London area over the last couple of weeks. If you haven't tried this beer yet, locate it near you via the Untappd app and get on the Punk IPA train. 

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That's a wrap on the top 5 checked-in IPAs on Untappd for the month of July. Let's see if IPA - American takes the top spot next year for July 2021 or if there's something new on the horizon for the summer months. Be on the lookout next month for August trends and let us know what you think! 

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:41:35 +0000

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