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Hop Therapy (Rough Draft Brewing Company)

It’s time for another MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK and today we’re heading back to sunny San Diego, California. Being that I live in close proximity to SD, I have access to numerous beers from various local breweries. So for today’s review I decided to go with a beer I’ve never had from a brewery I’ve never tried before.

Hop Therapy labelHOP THERAPY is a Double IPA from San Diego’s Rough Draft Brewing Company. This summer release has 94 IBUs and a hefty 9% ABV.

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Winter Ale (Kern River Brewing Company)

I took a trip up north last week for some much-needed R’n’R. I didn’t really have much planned on this trip, but I did know that I wanted to stop into Kern River Brewing Company for lunch on the way. And of course while I’m there I had to have a beer. This is the one I chose.

Winter Ale label smallWINTER ALE is a Double IPA with an 7% ABV.

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Yulesmith – Summer (Alesmith Brewing Company)

Just to give you an idea of how far behind I am in my beer reviews this beer was purchased and consumed on the 4th of July. Yup, almost 2 whole months ago. What’s the point of buying holiday themed beers if you’re not going to review them on/around said holiday? I don’t know. And after years of doing this blog I still fall into the same trappings. SMH Anyway, on to the review.

YuleSmith-Summer logoYULESMITH (SUMMER) is their Double IPA version of the Yulesmith beer. This variation is available in summer (da-doy!) and has a 9.5% ABV.

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Palate Wrecker (Green Flash Brewing Company)

I’ll admit, I judge books by their covers. A lot of my beer purchases are made because of a cool label/logo/name. This is why I often overlook Green Flash’s beers. I’m well aware of the fact that they make great beers, but their presentation leaves a lot to be desired. I went against this thinking recently and picked up a four-pack of their new(ish) Double IPA.

Palate Wrecker labelPALATE WRECKER is an Imperial IPA with a heavy 9.5% ABV and 100+ IBUs (brewmaster Chuck Silva says it’s somewhere around 149).

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Knuckle Sandwich (Bootlegger’s Brewery)

When I first tried this beer I was three sheets to the wind. All I remembered about it was how forward the grapefruit flavors were and that I loved every drop of the pint I had ordered. Flash forward about 3 years and I’ve finally picked up a bottle for review. Let’s see if this beer lives up to the memories.

Knuckle Sandwich labelKNUCKLE SANDWICH is a seasonal release from Bootlegger’s Brewery. This Imperial IPA has 87.8 IBUs and a 10% ABV. Continue reading

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Double Elimination DIPA (The Beer Company)

After knocking out their standard IPA I figured it was time to take things up a notch and go with their Double IPA.

DOUBLE ELIMINATION is a Double IPA with a 10% ABV.

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Hopslam (Bell’s Brewery)

I didn’t get into craft beer until after I moved to California (a little over six years ago), so I haven’t been able to enjoy much of Bell’s Brewery’s output. Every time I find myself back in Ohio I try to grab as many Bell’s products as possible. Normally I’m not there at the right time to try any of their critically acclaimed beers, but thanks to a beer trade with a friend back home I’ve secured one of the big guns.

HOPSLAM is a winter seasonal Double IPA (an odd combination) that has a 10% ABV.

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Maximus (Lagunitas Brewing Company)

Lagunitas has created a hoppy Double IPA? Get right out of town!

MAXIMUS is a Double/Imperial IPA with a not so easy drinking 8.2% ABV.

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Essence (Hangar 24 Craft Brewery)

My first beer of the Hangar 24 4th Anniversary Celebration was a beer from their Local Fields Series.

ESSENCE is an Imperial IPA with an 8.5% ABV and 75 IBUs.

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Robert Johnson’s Hellhound on my Ale (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

ROBERT JOHNSON’S HELLHOUND ON MY ALE is the second beer brewed in collaboration with Sony Legacy. This beer was created in honor of blues legend Robert Johnson who would have turned 100 in 2011 (and was notoriously said to have sold his soul to the devil).

Hellhound on my Ale is an Imperial IPA with a 10% ABV and a surprisingly low (for the style) 58 IBUs. Continue reading

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