Juicy nose, with notes of citrus and melon. Nice balance of flavors. Not quite sweet with nice hop flavor and pleasant bitterness which quickly disapates….all wrapped up in an 8 5% ABV solution.
Some Green Cheek Beer to go. IPA in the hazy style. Juicy and soft mouth-feel, with nice hop notes including some lingering bitterness.
…complementary beverages at the hotel bar with her hotel status. Guess we’re not quite done. Not sure what to do with the $24 of hotel credit which expires tonight.
Monkish 8.1% ABV DDH DIPA with Galaxy and Amarillo. Juicy up front with drier finish.
In the set starting at 12 o’clock is Keep em Comin, #2, clockwise Cocohut, New Adventures, and Ain’t Gettin any Deader. The single is Nelson. Quite tasty. They opened another location taking over the old Barley Forge space in Costa Mesa.
A 7% ABV collaboration IPA from Karl and Burgeon. ..and a 9% ABV Belgian golden strong from Karl and Gravity Heights.
By taste alone I would not have guessed 15% ABV. Deceptively smooth, though you can smell the ETOH when the glass approaches your face…or in this case my face. Not to bitter or sweet. It’s been in the drawer for a bit and flavor crystals developed while in line to be enjoyed. One of Pure […]
8.4% murky double IPA. Juicy up front with somewhat dry finish. Yummy
A delish juicy 6.5% ABV IPA made in the hazy style by Fieldwork Brewing.
Delish…but with a canning date in September, it’s so last year. From There Does Not Exist.
A 9% belgian-style imperial wheat ale from Unibroue. It’s been sone time since we had and wanted to revisit. Quite nice. Sweet malts and either belgian yeast esters or spices on the nose. Sweet malt flavors but seems more light bodied than the ABV implies. Dangerously easy to sip.
And then there’s Maude….I mean Maudite. I recall the Maude TV show theme song but not the actual show. Probably came on past my bedtime. I recall thinking Maude having a deep husky voice which seemed man-ish. Some weird stuff floating around my noggin. The beer is better as it warms and opens up a […]
It’s a cyder. It’s a beer. It’s a byder. A bit tart. A bit sweet. A drier finish. Seems watery, as if a cider was poured over ice and then the ice melted.
Celebration fresh hopped IPA from Sierra Nevada. Perfect for the holidays. My first time having it from the can rather than glass or tap. Very tasty.
… from da can. Ho ho ho.
A delicious 8% ABV stout from The Se7enth Tap Brewing Project in Shreveport, LA. A nose of sweet roasted malts. Flavor follows through nicely with noted of dark chocolate. I didn’t get the spice which can sometimes accompany the style, but the beverage didn’t last long enough to warm up.
All the crap you could get from the pic..30 IBU, 10% ABV, triple IPA from Strike Brewing. Not bad, but a bit too sweet for me.
Not sure it qualifies as a beer. Sweet and bubbly…and 6.5% ABV. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed for me.
Like floating in the pool.. A collaboration IPA from SLO breweries Liquid Gravity and There Does Not Exist, made in the double version of the hazy style. Juicy and sweet citrus forward. Soft mouth-feel and mild bitterness. If only the pool could offer all that.
With a collaboration beer from Moonraker and Alvarado Street you can expect good things. To exceed already above average expectations was not expected but damn sure was appreciated. Delish.
Murky-ish. Double-ish. IPA-ish. Hoppy-ish. Citrus-ish. Piney-ish. Delicious-ish. Pure Project.
Bright, crisp and clean 7% ABV IPA from There Does Not Exist. Yep, that’ll do.
Darn good! Juicy with pleasant lingering bitterness. Guess I should not have been to surprised being a collaboration from Toppling Goliath and Weldwerks.
Stopped by for a bottle pick-up and couldn’t easily leave with a few tasters. Hell…if I added one more taster I get one for free. Jeez. Twist my arm. Oh? Perezoso is not considered a taster? It’s just not my day. From L to R..Presents of Mind, Envision, #ISO, Forgotten Brilliance and Enchiridion. Plus a […]
A sweet nose with notes of mango and pineapple. Flavor follows through nicely, sweet with long finish reminicent of grapefruit peel. All that and 8.5% ABV. Hot damn!
Apparently we’ve had Dual Citizen a few years back when we visited the brewery. Whoda Thunk? It does have a pillowy-soft mouth thing going on..as stated in the back of the can. Based on the nose I expected it to be more sweet. Hops have grassy notes with a tinge of citrus peel bitterness that […]
Sweet citrusy nose that follows thru on the taste, with a bitterness that reminds me of grapefruit peel, and finishes on the sweet side. All that and 8.1% ABV.
A delish 7% IPA from Moonraker Brewing. Fruit forward juicy nose, soft mouth feel with great hop flavors I can feel in my sinuses, and low bitterness.
Resinous and citrus forward nose. Good hop flavors with long finish. Yep, that’ll do.
Earthy-citrus forward nose, light body, moderate to light bitterness…DH hazy pale ale from the minds of Case Agria Specialty Ales, Seaward Brewing and Tarantula Hill. Worked for me.
Citrus and piney hop nose, light body with pleasant bitterness with crisp clean finish. All that and only 5.5%.
Alvarado Street Brewery. Hazy IPA. 7% ABV. Floral. Citrus. Mild bitterness the lingers just enough to entice you to take another sip….and poof, it’s gone.
6.2% ABV NE pale ale from Moonraker Brewing. Juicy nose of sweet orange and tangerine. Happy to find the flavor not sweet, but still juicy. Soft mouth-feel, mild, if any, bitterness. Quite pleased with it.
A 9.1% double IPA from Santa Rosa’s Hen House Brewing Co. The nose a bouquet of tropical fruits. Flavors follow through nicely, softer mouth-feel…damn..finished it. Maybe some black pepper bitterness on the finish, otherwise nice and juicy. Enjoyed quite a bit.
For her, Slushian Gothic, a collaboration slushy-sour beverage from 450 North Brewing and Troon Brewing, fruity, tart and sweet with no ABV indicated…hmm. For me Spinal Sap, a wet hop DDH imperial IPA in the west-coast style from Moonraker Brewing. Resinous with crisp finish and pleasant lingering bitterness wrapped up in an 8% ABV solution.
Funky brett nose with notes of citrus fruit. Flavor is light body with nice hop flavors, pleasent bitterness and slightly tart. Finish is crisp and clean. Quite enjoyable. It held up very well for 2018.
I feel enlightened. Citra and Amarillo hopped hazy imperial IPA from Moonraker Brewing, clocking in at a respectable 8.5% ABV and 70 IBU… what’s not to like? The resinous and boozy IPA paired well with the chipotle mushroom tacos.
…cold IPA from Moonraker Brewing. 7.8% ABV. Oddly pours with very little carbonation and leaves minimal foam head that dissipates quickly to some bubble around the perimeter of the glass. Nose is resinous and piney. The hop flavors are green and grassy, but lack the west-coast style hop bitterness I expected based on the nose. […]
Hazy IPA with fruit added, from Shreveport’s Great Raft Brewing. Fruity but not overly sweet, mild bitterness and 6% ABV, what’s not to like?
Super juicy IPA from start to finish, from Moonraker Brewing. Strong nose of tangerine, pineapple, orange. Juicy hop flavors, but not as sweet as the nose implies…but in a good way. Mild bitterness and 7% ABV. Quite good.
A delish 6.4% ABV hazy IPA from There Does Not Exist. Juicy hop flavors with virtually no bitterness.
Piney and resinous hop bomb in the west coast style. 7% ABV. Crisp dry finish with lingering bittnerness reminiscent of citrus/grapefruit peel. From Left Coast Brewing in collaboration with fellow San Clemente breweries, Artifex and Pizza Port San Clemente.
.fresh hop IPA…good times! Well..as much fun as one can have making carcass water. Very much like batch this year. Maybe it’s the can.
9.5% TIPA made in the hazy style from Burley Oak Brewing in collaboration with Tripping Animals Brewing.
After a long-awaited return we made it back to #backstreetbrewery in #vista. Having a very hop-driven Animation IPA
Yup…that’ll do. Smells fruit forward and earthy/piney hops which follow through nicely on the taste. No bitterness…but somehow get the hops sensation in my olfactory system.
Piney and resinous with dry finish and lingering hop bitterness… just the way it’s supposed to be.
OoOOoo…spooky. Seemed appropriate for the evening. A delish IIPA made in the hazy style from Moonraker Brewing. A sweet nose of dank hops and tropical fruits which follows through nicely with the flavor. Sweet with soft mouth-feel and low bitterness.
The nose is floral and piney. Nice hop flavors, very mild bitterness with lingering hop notes on the finish, but not quite a bitterness. 7.3% from Alvarado Street Brewery.
I shouldn’t be surprised, but I found it quite good. It has a strong nose of white wine. Flavor and mouth-feel is like the perfect blend of golden ale and white wine, assuming there is such a thing. Finish is quite pleasant. Not as dry as wine would be. Like a white wine spritzer, but […]
First round R to L, Drama King, Miami Heist, Mo Diggity, Dope Melody, Cabana Boy, Orange Cream Machine, and Goffbrau. Not a bad one in the bunch. Hmm… thinking of round 2 now.
…with a Firestone 19th Anniversary beer side car. Worked for me.
A delish murky 8.5% ABV murky IPA from Equilibrium Brewing. Tropical juicyness, yummy hop flavors, soft mouth-feel.
A yummy DDH IPA from North Park Beer and Moksa Brewing. Clocking in at a respectable 8.5% ABV.
My first time trying the cherry version of this. Strong sweet cherry flavor over the regular tart-sweet of the Duchesse de Bourgogne. I’m enjoying it. None of the notes of wood.
I was told when I ordered that it was a good choice. That the German brewery, Frau Gruber, makes good juicy and hazy IPAs. I agree. 8.1% ABV, nice notes of tropical fruit with great hop flavors, light body, and clean finish.
A quite enjoyable double dryhopped double IPA from Franconian brewery, Blech Brut. Found in a craft beer store, Die Bierothek Bamberg.
Augustin Brauerei, Munchen. 6.3% ABV. Something for the train.
Quick beer in Chicago. Like order, get, oh, we’re boarding…chug and leave. Belching while speed-walking to gate. Fist City from Chicago’s Revolution Brewing. A tasty 5.5% ABV American pale ale. I liked it, light body, nice balance with clean, crisp finish. I’ll have time for more next time we’re passing thru.
It tastes exactly like it sounds. A sake- weiss beer hybrid… from the minds of Setting Sun Sake and Thunderhawk Alements. Yumm.
Tastes exactly like it smells. Piney and resinous over a sweet malt base. Long hop finish. All that wrapped up in a 12.5% ABV solution.
L to R – Labyrinth Within, Crimson Lotus and Worlds Away…yum.
… like malt, water and yeast? Whether trying to convey a message or just running out of beer names, I was happy with it. Piney and resinous hop nose, light body with good hop flavors and crisp dry finish.
Enjoying a beer in National Beer Lovers Day. Kindred Beings is a 7.5% ABV DDH IPA from Florida’s 3 Sons in collaboration with Asheville’s Burial Beer Co. Juicy with grassy hop notes makes for easy drinking. Yum.
Tasting three Oktoberfest Marzen’s this afternoon; Alesmith Aleschmidt Oktoberfest, Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and Avery, The Kaiser imperial Oktoberfest lager. Alesmith and Sierra clock in at 5.5% ABV, where Avery’s imperial version,, The Kaiser, clocks in at 8% ABV.
A yummy DDH DIPA from NPBC. Silky-soft mouth-feel with juicy hop flavors and low bitterness.
The rare occurrence of me enjoying before the enjoy by date. Yup… that’s her Pogo Stick Whip in the background.
When the brewery chooses not to offer tasters it is often not easy to choose just one. Fortunately NPBC does offer half pours..still not easy to commit. Still…being on a bike with 15+ miles to go to get home, I feel fortunate I was with friends which allowed me to share. Clickwise…starting at 12 Tikicito, […]
Whoa…delish DIPA with a nose of tropical fruit great hop flavors with mild bitterness and soft mouth-feel. 8.4% ABV from the fine folks from Oxnard’s Casa Agria Specialty Ales.
At the new Best Pizza & Brew in Vista, CA. Pretty good tap selection (even with all the breweries in town). Enjoying a nice, crisp Pupil from Societe. It’s been a few years. I got forgot how good these IPAs are. #bestpizzaandbrew
It’s OK, but far from my fav in the Mosaic hopped IPA/ double IPA variety.
Tasty 4.1% ABV guest beer at Blame the Sun Brewing. Light body with pleasent hop flavors and finish. From Blame the Sun had the A is for Athen farmhouse saison, Saint Peters plum porter and Beach Bum.. but forgot to take pics…oh well. Looking forward to a some guest itms from the fridge too. I […]
Greek craft IPA in a NE style. Fruity but not overly sweet with somewhat dry finish. A bit low carbonation. Nice thirst quencher on this 100+ deg F. day. Went down like 92% water.
An 8% ABV fruited smoothie could be my new morning breakfast beverage. Sweet, tart and a bit of viscosity. Collaboration between Untitled Art and Xul Beer Co.
Not sure I would have classified as an IPA. Smell sweet with underlying funk. Taste is sweet with tart finish and no noticeable bitterness. 7.7% ABV from Temecula’s 8bit Brewing.
…I mean Kool Kid Hops. A yummy double IPA with notes of citrus and peach in the piney and resinous nose which carries through nicely on the flavor. Bitterness lingers on finish but not too dry. All wrapped in an 8.6% ABV solution.
You can say that again… try riding a bike along the boardwalk, dodging folks and dogs, whilest enjoying a beverage and taking a photo…all for the sake of art.
Not really old, but past the date imprinted on the bottle. Kinda forgot this was in the fridge. Happy with it even though old and snuck it past the beer police.
Stopped for a beverage and a sandwich and was surprised how delightful the Melvin IPA was. Much better than the Melvin the mean kids give you on the playground.
100% on…and 2 remaining at the time. From the can, by the bay, on a bike.
Whoa…big tangerine and citrus nose which follows through nicely on the flavor. A pleasant surprise that the finish is more juicy than expected. A nice collaboration between Liquid Gravity and Artifex.
Yup… it’s a big’n. Piney, resinous, boozy, with lingering hop bitterness…everything a growing boy, or girl, needs.
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A delish, crystal clear IPA made in the west-coast style and clocking in at 7.2% ABV. There is something funny about having Outdoor Escape in a can, or packaging something called Outdoor Escape in general. And something is wrong with being indoors while enjoying an Outdoor Escape. Maybe not as wrong as a pint of […]
A delish NE IPA from Tired Hands. Quite happy to find it in our local beer store.
A delish 10.5% triple IPA collaboration from the minds of Equilibrium Brewing and Mortalis Brewing. Tropical fruits on the nose, which follow through nicely with notes of pineapple, soft mouth-feel and mild bitterness.
She made an awful face before I even tasted and offered it to me. Gee…thanks. At first sip I was not pleased with what was going on in my mouth. But, now at room temp, it’s growing on me. I would like to think that we didn’t like were due to being an older can…canning […]
…haze, haze. Makes me think of Screaming Females awesome version of Shake It Off.
Whoa!…yummy dessert beer.
Done did it.
Look what was found in the back of the beer drawer. Held up well from a canning date of 19 Aug 2020.
Darn near had the thing drunk before fixing to take a pic. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Wonderful citrusy hop nose that follows through nicely on the taste. Very low bitterness with nice mouth-feel and clean finish
Love the artwork and the play on the Harry Potter game. Euene and Hubert on broomsticks, neck and neck after the snitch. But…to me they look more like octopuses…but OctopusesDitch doesn’t really have the same ring to it. Tasty beer too.
Piney and resinous nose right into tasty upfront hop flavors, with only moderate hop bitterness on the finish.
I can practically smell the flower fields in this juicy IPA. Well done.
And the winner for the “Miami Vice Theme” of 7th Anniversary beer cans goes to…Alvarado Street Brewing. Darn good beverage too.
Does make the homework go a bit better.