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Nectar IPA (Humboldt Brewing Co.)

Sometimes re-branding yourself can be the perfect way to stand out in a sea of competition. Humboldt Brewing Co. has been around for quite some time now, with ownership switching hands more than once over the course of the past 20+ years. Now that they’re back in control of their own fate (so to speak) they decided that an image overhaul would be right way to go. And I agree. It got me to take notice, buy their beer, and thus write this (positive) review.

Nectar IPA sixerNECTAR IPA is an India Pale Ale from Northern California’s Humboldt Brewing Co. It has 60 IBUs and a 6.7% ABV.  Continue reading

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Heal the Bay IPA (Golden Road Brewing)

The quality of the beers produced by Golden Road has been a very divisive subject in the craft beer world. Beer drinkers were “upset” that the quality of the beer didn’t quite live up to the quality of the marketing supporting it. Golden Road heard the rumblings and made some changes in the brewhouse. These changes lead to some new beers and some tweaks to the original line-up. This is my first Golden Road review for one of these new brews.

Heal the Bay labelHEAL THE BAY IPA is an American IPA with 68 IBUs and 6.5% ABV.  Continue reading

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Head Hunter IPA (Fat Head’s Brewery)

My current home, California, is known for its hoppy beers. Some of the best IPAs in the world come from here in the Golden State, so needless to say I’m often spoiled when it comes to availability and selection of those award-winning lupulin treats. However, every once in a while a beer comes out of the Midwest that gets the hopheads talking. This is one such example.

Head Hunter IPA logoHEAD HUNTER IPA is an American India Pale Ale from Cleveland, Ohio’s Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon. This hoppy beast has 87 IBUs and a chunky 7.5% ABV.  Continue reading

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Blazing World (Modern Times Beer)

Modern Times has recently blazed on to the craft beer scene. And before you ask, yes, I hate myself as much as you hate me for that horrendous turn of phrase. Buzz about the quality of their products had been growing exponentially online, but it wasn’t until a few months ago that their beers actually started showing up in my neck of the woods (Los Angeles). Factor in my growing love for canned beers and I knew I had to pick up a four-pack as soon as I saw it. This wasn’t the first Modern Times beer I’d had, but this one will get the first review.

Blazing World labelBLAZING WORLD is a hoppy Amber Ale with 85 IBUs and a 6.8% ABV.

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Accumulation (New Belgium Brewing)

New Belgium has added another new beer to their rotating lineup. This one is a winter White IPA. Since this is a relatively new style, and one that you don’t see that often, I figured I had to give it a go.

 

Accumulation packageACCUMULATION is an American IPA/White IPA with a 6.2% ABV and 70 IBUs. Continue reading

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Brew Free! or Die IPA (21st Amendment)

Back in September/October I took a trip up to the bay area. After leaving Sierra Nevada one evening I stopped at a local liquor store to grab some beers for the hotel room. Since I was in a new market I figured I’d grab something we don’t have access to down here in SoCal. Several weeks later I finally reviewed one of those beers. And a couple of months after that I wrote this review.

Brew Free or Die IPA logo smallBREW FREE! OR DIE IPA is one of the year-round beers that 21st Amendment puts into cans. This American IPA has 70 IBUs and a 7% ABV.

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Rockslide IPA (FiftyFifty Brewing Co.)

The second day of my trip found me traveling from Reno, Nevada to Chico, California. Since the trip itself was pretty loosely planned, I decided to take the scenic route. This route took me through Truckee, California, the home of FiftyFifty Brewing Co. Since I had had some of their beer at the Firestone Walker Invitational I knew that they made solid stuff and I was excited to see what else they had to offer.

Rockslide IPA logoROCKSLIDE IPA is an American India Pale Ale with 70 IBUs and a 6.7% ABV.

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