361 tagged articles IPA

Review: Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere IPA 16/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 6.7%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy gold color with suspended particles, big thick white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, stone fruit, herbal, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
Peaches, orange, grapefruit, lime, grass, pine
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Peaches hit with some tropical fruits and some pine at the end
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
Another good IPA in the Southern Hemisphere Variety Pack. Very peachy. Recommended

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Review: Steam Brew Imperial IPA 13/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: Germany
ABV: 7.8%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Golden orange color, big thick white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, floral
 
 
Taste: 8
Stone fruits, caramel, wet grass, cereal, pepper
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 8
Very malt forward with a little wet grass and pepper on the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.2
 
Value: 10
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.25
 
 
Overall Impression:
Never heard of this beer but it was from Germany, had cool steampunk artwork and was only $8.99 for 4 tallboys. The Germans make better Pilsners than IPA's but it was drinkable and gorgeous looking, just not that hoppy for the style.

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Review: Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Session IPA 10/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 4.6
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium gold color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, grass, floral
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Lemon, lime, grass, cereal, pine
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Lemon and lime up front with some cereal and pine on the back end
 
Overall Score: 8.5
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
Lots of flavor for a session ale. This is something I would bring to a BBQ in the summer. Recommended

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Review: Bell's The Oracle Double India Pale Ale 10/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: Michigan
ABV: 10%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy medium orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8.5
Stone fruits, wet grass, herbal
 
 
Taste: 9
Orange, caramel, wet grass, pine, herbal, booze
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Medium chewy with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Citrus, wet grass and pine up front with some caramel and booze at the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.8
 
Value: 8
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
This is not a wimpy DIPA to say the least. It's a heavyweight punch up in the palate brew and sometimes I'm looking for that in a well crafted beer. Recommended

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Review: 21st Amendment - Fieldwork Brewing A Terrible Idea 03/09/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 6.8%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus , grass
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Orange, grapefruit, grass, honey
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Silky with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Orange up front with a touch of grass on the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.5
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.09
 
 
Overall Impression:
This hazy IPA collab brew was very smooth to drink. It wasn't a hop bomb but it was brewed with naked oats which sounds kind of kinky! LOL! Recommended

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Review: Sixpoint Binary 02/09/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: New York
ABV: 8%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Grass, citrus, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
Orange, grapefruit, melon, lime, grass, honey, caramel
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium sticky with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Lots of orange and grapefruit with a caramel back bone with a hint of lime on the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.09
 
 
Overall Impression:
I haven't had a Sixpoint DIPA in a while so I was excited to see this on the shelf. This is a tasty brew and highly recommended

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Review: Zero Gravity Madonna 01/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: Vermont
ABV: 8%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, grass
 
 
Taste: 9
Grapefruit, tangerine, mango, lime, lemon zest, honey, grass
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Citrusy and zesty with some grassiness on the back end. ABV well hidden
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 9
Cost/16 oz serving: $3.25
 
 
Overall Impression:
My second from Zero Gravity and it was tasty. Lots of tropical fruits and a tingly mouthfeel made me want to go in for another sip. Biggest gripe as usual was NO CAN DATE! Recommended

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Review: Glasstown 856 Double IPA 01/09/2018

 

Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: New Jersey
ABV: 8.5%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, honey, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
Tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, grass, dank, pepper
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Medium chewy with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Citrus blast up front with some dankness and a peppery finish
 
Overall Score: 8.7
 
Value: 9
Cost/16 oz serving: $3.00
 
 
Overall Impression:
I found this 4 pack when I was down in south Jersey on business. I'm glad I picked it up (although there was no can date! Grrr!) This was one of the tastiest DIPA's out of my home state that I've had. Hope they make their way up to central Jersey soon. Recommended

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Review: River Horse Juiced IPA 01/09/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: New Jersey
ABV: 8.5%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy orange color, big thick white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8.5
Tropical fruits, herbal
 
 
Taste: 9
Pineapple, orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, grass, bread
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Tropical fruit sweetness with a nice malty backbone and some lemon and grass on the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.7
 
Value: 9
Cost/16 oz serving: $3.25
 
 
Overall Impression:
Another fine DIPA from the folks in Ewing NJ. Juicy and hazy and the ABV is well hidden. Recommended
 

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