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.
Tag Archives: Imperial IPA
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.
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.
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.
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 is a seasonal release from Bootlegger’s Brewery. This Imperial IPA has 87.8 IBUs and a 10% ABV. Continue reading
I’ve went on and one about my love for New Belgium and their Lips of Faith series, so I’ll refrain from beating that horse again. What I will talk about his the folks over at Alpine Beer Company. For the past couple years their IPAs have been garnering quite a bit of attention from the craft beer world. However, with all that hoopla surrounding them I had never tried one of their beers. Until now.
SUPER INDIA PALE ALE is a collaborative effort from Colorado’s New Belgium Brewery and California’s Alpine Beer Company. This Imperial IPA has a hefty 9% ABV.
After knocking out their standard IPA I figured it was time to take things up a notch and go with their Double IPA.
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.
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.