Aldi IPA Variety Pack
I think this Pithead IPA Variety Pack may be the first 12 pack of beer I have bought from Aldi. In the past I have only found 6 packs plus the 24 pack for the Beer Advent Calendar. I like that they are offering a twelve pack and it is even better that they have it as a variety pack.
Who Brews It?
This Aldi IPA Variety pack is branded as Pithead Brewing but Pithead is just one of the brands under Aldi’s State of Brewing. State of Brewing is the brewery/manufacturer you will find on many of Aldi’s beers. They are produced by the contract brewer Octopi Brewing in Wisconsin USA. So far I have liked most of the State of Brewing Beers I have tried. They may not compete well against a true craft brew but they are priced like a mass market beer and compete well with those. I don’t expect them to be able to compete with small local breweries or some of the top craft beer brewers around but for the price I have enjoyed the beer. We have been seeing more beers made by State of Brewing at Aldi and I expect that trend to continue.
Pithead IPA Variety 12-pack Details
- Price: I paid around $15 (Alcohol Price Varies by location)
- Availability: Summer 2022 (seasonal item)
- Experience an IPA variety pack compiled of 4 delicious varieties. Pairs well with almost any cuisine including seafoods, grilled meats, salads, spicy fare, italian foods, and cheeses.
- Includes 3 cans of each variety: Hazy IPA, West Coast IPA, American IPA, Session IPA
- Made in the USA (Wisconsin)
- Pithead Hazy IPA Alcohol Content- 6%
- Pithead West Coast IPA Alcohol Content – 6%
- Pithead American IPA Alcohol Content- 5.6%
- Pithead Session IPA Alcohol Content- 4.5%
- Seasonal Summer Item
- Aldi Product Code: 706563
Pithead IPA Variety Pack Reviews
Great variety pack!
My husband and I loved this variety pack! I hope Aldi brings it back or, better yet, makes it permanent!
Over good, but not IPA’s
As an avid IPA drinker, I like to think I know a decent one when I try it. 1: My first can from the 12 pack ($9.99) was the West Coast IPA. It did not taste at all of an IPA, much less a West Coast. It had little to no hops flavor, citrus or pine flavor. There was very little bitterness, a weak nose and bland aftertaste. It was more like a weaker Pale Ale. Had it not been called an IPA, I might have liked it better. With that said, it was the least favorite of the four. 2: The Hazy IPA had a nice light gold color and thicker haziness than the other three. It lacked slightly on the head, but tasted very good. Again, not much hop or tropical fruit flavor that you get from this style IPA. Still seemed like it was classified wrong, but this Hazy was a tasty beer. By far the best of the four. 3: The American IPA was deep gold and slightly hazy. It had a good foam head. The nose was weak, again with little hops, yeast or citrus. Taste was similar to a German lager and not an IPA. The beer is decent, but not what an IPA should taste like. 4: The Session IPA was lighter in color than the American, but with similar haziness. Nice thick foamy head. It strangely had more hop flavor that the other three. It would make a fine warm afternoon drinker, and was my second favorite.
All but the Session were right around 6% alcohol, with the Session being 4.5%. Had these just been nameless beers without classification, I would have enjoyed them more. But when you are expecting an IPA, it disappointed. With that said, when I have my second go around I will understand what I’m drinking and enjoy them more, especially for about 80 cents a can. Rating for IPA 2/5. Had it been a blind tasting without classification 3.5/5.
Great tasting beer for the right price 9.99 a 12 pk
I’ve drank almost every craft beer out and I home brew. This beer will hang with any craft beer out due to the price good tasting beer. Perfect day drinking beer.
Don’t stop brewing.
Really enjoy the different flavors. Unfortunately, this is a seasonal item. I will have to stock up on this IPA the next time I see it in Aldi’s.
Good beer, good IPA, good price.
I generally prefer IPA beer and ran across this one at Aldi for $9.99. I liked all 4 varieties and will buy it again if the price remains the same.