India Pale Ale (IPA)

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

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I sampled this beer back in 2008 just a few months into my craft beer journey.  It was tough to enjoy let alone taste.  The extremely high alcohol content made it hard to identify anything else.  Fast forward a few years to now.  This beer is not overwhelming at all.  Actually, it is almost the […] ... [Read more]

Founders All Day IPA

Founders All Day IPA

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I knew this beer was hitting stores near me the second week in February 2012 and I still had a hard time finding it.  I was not able to get to the store the day is arrived and two days later I ended up visiting 4 different locations in search for Founder’s latest addition to […] ... [Read more]

Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA

Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA

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4 lbs of hops per BBL go into this beer.  It is dry hopped 3 separate times with Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook, and Cascade.  The bittering hops are Warrior and Simcoe which are both high alpha acid hops that lend a resinous punch to the finish which I will explain later.  The finishing hops, Cascade […] ... [Read more]

New Holland Rye Hatter IPA

New Holland Rye Hatter IPA

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Dang!  This beer has some giddy up.  Both in the malt and hop categories.  Allow me to explain. Once you get past the great color this beer has, an orange-copper hue, you are in for a treat.  The plume of delicate foam that laces invites you to waft in the hoppy sweet smells that rise from […] ... [Read more]

Epic Armageddon IPA

Epic Armageddon IPA

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Armageddon.  This future apocalyptic battle will be nothing shy of epic as Good and Evil duke it out.  A couple thinks stuck out to me right away.  First, the abv is an eerie 6.66% which is the mark of the Beast.  Interesting, the book of Revelation explains that evil will be vanquished so one ought to ask […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing Anniversary Ale

Port Brewing Anniversary Ale

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Had this beast of a beer last year at the Bavarian Lodge and loved it.  I’ll tell you right now, this thing might as well be a double/imperial IPA even thought Port calls it a Strong APA.  The ABV is definitely up there and it is hoppy as all get out.  Released in the Spring/Summer […] ... [Read more]

Founders Devil Dancer Imperial IPA

Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA

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Fresh (2010):  $22.99 for a 4 pack, but I would argue that Devil Dancer is worth it.  You can enjoy one, age one, sell one, and share one.  I was on my screen porch when I cracked the bottle open and poured.  Even with a mild breeze outside all I could smell was a giant […] ... [Read more]

Cigar City Humidor Series IPA

Cigar City Humidor Series IPA

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I have a wood burning stove at my house which keeps the living room toasty during the cool winter months. In order to keep said stove fueled, I regularly head out to the backyard with my trusty double bladed axe to cut up some logs. Well, in case you have never experienced the phenomenon of […] ... [Read more]

Blue Point Hoptical Illusion IPA

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Three Floyds Broo Doo

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Broo Doo, a beer that I’ve passed over the last couple years. Maybe it was due to the flamboyant/tripping label art which included a troll (with hops for hair), a rainbow, a princess, and a unicorn. Whatever my reason, I have definitely been missing out. When dispensed, this smooth, clear, brew ends up on the […] ... [Read more]