Week 2 of MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK is upon us. I couldn’t find a beer from the host team’s home city (Cincinnati), but I did find one from the great state of Ohio.
The Brew Kettle is a brewery out of Cleveland, Ohio that is starting to make some noise in the beer world. I’ve been hearing the rumble, but I haven’t been back to Ohio in that time to try their stuff firsthand. Thankfully I have a friend back in the Midwest who I trade beer with and he is a fan of their stuff. Cut to: I now have a bottle of their “world-class” IPA to review for your and my pleasure.
WHITE RAJAH is an American IPA with 70 IBUs and 6.8% ABV. Continue reading
The Tenth Anniversary Ruination IPA was a highlight of 2012 for me. It took a beer that I’m indifferent to and turned it into something worth crowing about. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Stone heard the cries of the beer faithful and decided to turn their one-off anniversary beer into a yearly release. Here is my review of the inaugural release of RuinTen IPA.
RUINTEN IPA is an American Double/Imperial IPA with 110 IBUs and a whopping 10.8% ABV.
I don’t know how I’ve never had the regular IPA from Avery in all my years of drinking. I’ve had their hoppy as hell Maharaja, but never their standard version. I recently found myself at BevMo! looking for a beer to take to a friend’s party and these cool looking cans caught my eye. Since I’m always looking for new IPAs and cans make you look cool, I figured this would be the way to go.
Avery INDIA PALE ALE is an American IPA with a 6.5% ABV.
Deschutes Brewery out of Bend, Oregon is one of my favorite craft breweries. Their product is good, they have a strong visual identity, and they’re not afraid to take chances with what they brew. This is why I’m always willing to try a new beer with the Deschutes logo on it. That being said, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try their INVERSION IPA, but I finally have.
Inversion IPA is an American India Pale Ale. This year-round brew has 80 IBUs and a 6.8% ABV. Continue reading
I’ve been a fan of IPAs for a while now and am always on the lookout for a new one to try. There are certain hops that will catch my attention when perusing IPAs (Citra, Nelson Sauvin, etc.), but what really gets my attention is oak aging. I could be wrong, but I think that RUMBLE is the first non-Imperial IPA I’ve had that was oak aged.
Rumble is a seasonal offering from Great Divide Brewing. This India Pale Ale has a 7.1% ABV.
Sierra Nevada always makes flavorful, drinkable beers. So when I saw their new beer RUTHLESS RYE IPA on the shelves I wasn’t too worried about picking up a six pack for my friends’ “housewarming party”. Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed and neither were my friends (who happened to drink a couple of my beers).
Ruthless Rye IPA is the newest beer in Sierra Nevada’s seasonal lineup. This IPA has 55 IBUs, a 6.6% ABV and is available winter/first quarter.
I had been wanting to try some of the many colorful ales from Three Floyds for quite awhile now, but being on the West Coast they aren’t readily available out here. The last time I went back to the Midwest I stopped into an Indiana liquor store and found several different bottles of Three Floyds’ brew on the shelves. The bad ass wolf on the label grabbed my attention and the fact that it was an Imperial IPA sealed the deal, I must buy this beer. I’m quite glad I did.
ARCTIC PANZER WOLF is Double/Imperial IPA with 100 IBUs and a hearty 9.5% ABV. This beer is available year-round.