26 July 2014
20 July 2014
18 July 2014
This lives up to it's "Hopped Up Blonde" description. It starts off really nice and smooth, goes down easy with light flavor up front, but the hoppy flavors rolls in very quickly and lasts with a lot of dryness. Very interesting blend of flavors.
17 July 2014
The term "Double IPA" tends to scare me. Luckily, this one wasn't too bad. There were some serious bitters on the end of it, but there is also some great citrus up front. Kind of a two-stage taste to it, and I prefer the front end. Still good quality, and I'm happy I tried it.
I never would have heard of it, if not for my buddy Jae who talked about it for a long time because he wanted to try it. Luckily, we have a mutual friend who ended up finding it in Chicago, and got us all bottles. I'm very much looking forward to hearing what Jae and Ryan think about this beer.
14 July 2014
Pretty standard and smooth Pale, some bitters in the end but nothing terrible. Good flavors going down. Not something I'll go out of my way to get, but not something I would turn down either.
11 July 2014
I usually don't go out of my way to hunt down IPAs, but this once-a-year brew has escaped me a few years in a row. When I learned they had it at King David Dogs, I decided to kill two birds at once. Delicious foods and this beer.
I can totally understand the appeal of this beer to most people. It's not my personal preference, but it's a solid beer all around. Very full of hop flavors, they are just all very bitter and dry. For Hop Heads and IPA Lovers, this is perfect for them.
10 July 2014
The pear aromas are very strong in the thick head, good preview of what is to come. There is serious pear flavors in the beer, which helps give this Pilsner some actually body to it. Less bitter than most pilsners and very smooth. Not my favorite flavor, but not a bad beer.
07 July 2014
Another West Coast IPA...
However, very smooth with mild bitters and only a light dry aftertaste. Honestly, nowhere near as bad as I expected from the description. Not overly hoppy, so I dig the flavor. I could manage a few of these without a problem.