My Beer Pix

A visual tribute to beer and the people who love it.

MC Session IPA

Highly drinakble session IPA from Bend Brewing Company. A great means by which to enjoy the last of summer in Bend, OR.

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Hopulent IPA in SLC

Stopped in SLC waiting for next flight. Lunch was served with a Hopulent IPA bomber from Epic. I will definitely sleep on the flight out.

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Say When India Pale Ale

With a big fruity nose and pleasant hop bitterness,  I found this newer offering from Mother Earth Brew Co quite enjoyable.  Plus it’s got that 7.5% ABV thing going for it.

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TRVE Ancient Bole

One of three TRVE Brewing beers still on draft at Pizza Port OB. I started with the sour oak-aged dry-hopped saison.  Tasty.  

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Granite City, The Northern

Stopped into a nice pub north of KCMO to get out of the monsoon. Enjoying a couple of The Nortnern and some food before heading off to the city.

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Pretty Bird IPA

At Pizza Port Solana Beach. Hot AF in here…but good beer makes it tolerable. Without the beer it’s like a weight-loss program.

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The Juice

A beer from Maine’s Peak Organic Brewing Company I actually like. An enjoyable dry-hopped pale ale with citrus and floral hop notes and pleasent mild bitterness over a pale malt body. Hmm…no ABV on the can.

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Little Freak

Found in the fridge behind some forgotten condomints. I’m guessing 7 to 9 years old. It’s held up surprisingly well.

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Coronado Beer Stop

35 miles into today’s bike ride and a stop to fuel was necessary. 5.8% ABV Strawberry Shores for the lady and 8% ABV Joocy Jay IIPA for me. Should be enough for the approx 11 miles home.

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Bend the Knee

Very happy with this Belgian-style strong golden ale. Mildly sweet up front and nice pale malt and Belgian yeast flavors hide the 9% ABV. Finish has the same light sweetness, which quickly disappates.

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Klokke Roeland

11% ABV Belgian strong ale currently on draft at Westside Tap Room, Point Loma.  Always a good choice. 

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Apocalypse IPA

At 10 Barrel’s OG West brew pub in Bend, OR enjoying my go to IPA here, Apocalypse.

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North Rim Blast Cap IRA

Hanging out in Bend, OR this week. Currently enjoying a Blast Cap IRA from #northrimbrewing

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Doree

Via the mouth, and using proper glassware, Dorée is now in me.  Very nice flavor; thirst quenching on this warm So Cal day. 

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Yeeewwww IPA

When you say the name of this one you need to make the Shaka sign with your fingers. Lots of mosaic in this Backstreet Brew.

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AleSmith Double IPA

Not to long ago, it was released as their summer Yulesmith.  Tasty, and has that 8.5% ABV thing going for it.

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Electrocution IPA

Recently made available is 16oz 4-paks, so you don’t have to drink the whole 64oz growler or 32oz crowler in a single sitting.  Not that I won’t drink all 4 now, I may…it’s just an option.

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Same Hops Different IPA

Very tasty, made with Mosaic and Citra.  At Pizza Port OB, but made at PP Carlsbad. 

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Check Your Hops

A freshly kegged juicy and delicious 7% ABV IPA from the fine folks at Amplified Ale Works.  Get it while you can,  because it won’t last.

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Thousands of Money

A very refreshing 100% mosaic hopped IPA.  Nice citrus flavors with a bit of underlying melon, and pleasant mild bitterness.  It’s also got that 7.1% ABV thing going for it.  Works well with the 90+ degree weather.  At Pure Project.

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Crystal IPA

Just in time for summer….the Amplified / Karl Strauss Pathway collaboration ale is just what the day needed. Pleasant lingering bitterness over a pale malt body with dry finish.  

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Accumulated Knowledge

In pool-safe plastic-wear.  “I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect!”

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La fin du monde

It’s a Belgian, it’s a triple at 9%, it tastes awesome.  Not much more to say…

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Maiden the Shade

A cool beverage after a warm day. Ninkasi summer seasonal IPA is working nicely.  

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Maiden the Shade by Ninkasa

Seasonal release IPA.  Like all summer IPAs I like mine extra cold but didn’t have the patience to put it in the freezer, so yes that’s ice.  It’s a full bodied IPA, not a session one so even with the ice it doesn’t have that watered down taste–as it shouldn’t as it’s 6.8% by volume […]

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Fox Fur Hazy IPA

Very refreshing.  Light body with juicy hop flavors. At Unsung Brewing Company.

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Kilowatt Brewing OB Tasting Room

We made a stop at the recently opened satellite tasting room in OB and we were pleasently surprised with the beer.  We had been to their Clairmont location when they first opened and weren’t to impressed.  Definitely a step in the right direction. Favs were a single hop American IPA named Galaxy Hoptastic Voyage, a […]

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Child of the Sun

Pleasantly tart with a nice finish is more reminiscent of a wild ale, and different from most grisette ales we’ve tried.  From Idle Hands Craft Ales, from Malden, MA, it clocks in at 5.5% ABV.

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Leo vs Ursus: Fortem

A tasty 8.2% unfiltered imperial IPA.  Piney and resinous hop nose, with strong but pleasant hop bitterness over a pale malt body with no residual sweetness.  Bitterness lingers only slightly after swallowing.

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Modern Times Centaur Gardens

6.6% ABV IPA in the hazy-style.  The light body with nice citrus hop flavors and pleasant crisp bitterness complements my man-salad well.  It also complements other things…like air. 

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Enjoy By Memorial Day 2017

Possibly not as devistatingly fresh as it could have been had I drank the day I got it, but still pretty darn tasty.  Plus it’s got that 9.4% ABV thing going for it.

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Majordomo and Woolsey Wit

R to L – Gunwhale Ales – Majordomo and Arizona Wilderness Woolsey Wit.   Damn fine beverages.

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Idahome IPA from Sawtooth Brewery

Had a nice big handle of this classic American IPA from @sawtoothbrewery while steak and potatoing it at Jakers in Pocatello, ID. Crisp, delicious and modest 6.7% ABV, the next time I’m up in the Sawtooth area I am definitely go to swing by and have a few tasters.

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Long Swim

A fine 8.2% ABV double IPA from Kern River Brewing.  Hope to find it a good fuel for tomorrow’s early morning swim.

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The Calling IPA

Back in KCMO at Boulevard Brewing. This time I am tippling a “The Calling” IPA. Bright, hoppy and 8.5%. Better limit myself to just one. And a cheddarwurst to wash it down.

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Temple of Dank

Dank doesn’t even begin to reveal the hop profile of this. Hoppy sweatsocks. Delicious.

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Lost Coast Raspberry Brown

Dark color, light taste. Only a small taste of raspberry but it balances out well. It’s got a rich brown malt finish.

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Ballast Tart Peach Kolsch

Complex and taste differs how you drink it. It’s either tart, sour, or rich and complex. It had a lot of dry peach.  It’s different but surprisingly good–even for someone who really doesn’t like fruity beers.

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Ballast CA Kolsch

Rich golden hops and malts. Not sure why it’s California other than it’s fun to drink at the beach while watching the surf.

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Orange Curtain IPA sixer

Barley Forge has made a nice home for itself in Orange County.  This is one of my favorite easy drinking India Pale Ales as it goes for flavorful versus bitter.  Some claim hints of orange and pear, but it doesn’t taste fruity to me at all. Don’t let its mild manner fool you though as […]

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Beachwood Udder Love

Best stout and best milk stout I’ve ever tasted.  Toasty, smooth, creamy all at the same time.  Even though it came in a bottle, it tastes like it’s straight out of a tap.

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Belgian Sour

Duchesse de Bourgonne Sour Belgian.  Imagine a Diet Coke mixed with dry vermouth and cherry pop rocks.  My first, second, and third reactions were that I absolutely hated it. After an hour and if you take a small sip, you might be able to appreciate some of the craftsmanship that went into it, but it’s […]

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Crux Fermentation Project

A couple of experimental IPAs – Barbe Rouge, which uses French Hops, and Triumph, which uses a combination of 7 hops.

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Citra Vic IPA 

With a look that is a bit more cloudy than fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, I’m doing OK with this 6.6% ABV IPA from San Diego’s own Resident Brewing Company. 

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Icy Bay IPA

Say what you want about flying, but at least Alaska Air serves decent beer from Alaska.

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Tropical Blonde 

I found Dogfish Head’s Beer to Drink Music to 2017 just OK.  Not bad enough to pour out, but not likely to buy again.  It’s got that 6.8% ABV going for it.    

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Trestles IPA

At Mr. Petes’ in San Clemente enjoying a Le Left Coast trestles IPA just north of trestles the beach.

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1-800-Tropics IPA 

Very tasty…it’s been a while since my last visit to Vista’s Booze Brothers Brewing.   A light malt body showcases great fruity/citrus hop flavors.  Bitterness seems mild and quickly disappates once out of the mouth.  I chose to swallow,  though some may choose to spit.   With many to choose,  I also tried Crow Jane, […]

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Jack Rose

I’m not sure what I think of Perennial Artisan Ales 8% ABV ale made with apple juice, as well as pomegranate and key lime juice.   Kinda like I opened a beer and opened a cider then pour a little of each intro the same glass.  Mostly sweet cider and other fruit flavors up front, […]

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Rip Current Tasters

Approx 17 miles into today’s bike ride it was decided that liquid refreshments would be a good idea.  So many good options on the North Park route. We found 25 house beers on draft today in North Park. Limited it to 5 plus 1

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Super Tasty IPA

An apt name for a damn fine collaboration beer from Pizza Port okBrewing and Revision Brewing.  I found at Solana Beach Pizza Port.

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Sex Panther

Not bad, but not really my style.  An abundance of malty sweetness.  6.9% ABV. 

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Golden IPA 

I liked it.  The pale malt body with no malty sweetness makes it different from most Sierra Nevada IPA category offerings.  Pleasant hop flavors. 

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Are You Gellin IPA 

A very nice collaboration beer from Burgeon Brewing and Artifex Brewing at Small Bar.

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Fremont Lush IPA

A delicious 7%:ABV IPA from Seattle, WA, Fremont Brewing, enjoyed in improper glassware. “For a moment, nothing happened.  Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”

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Alesmith IPA with Mosaic 

Is been a while since our last visit to Alesmith.  The cask of the Mosaic wet hopped IPA is quite nice.   

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Two Tortugas

I don’t recall enjoying Karl Strauss 11.1% ABV Belgian-style Quad quite as much when I tried when originally released in 2011…but I’m enjoying now.  Deceptively smooth with slightly sweet malt flavors with notes of dark fruit and caramel.  

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3-Degrees of Celebration 

The snifter of 10.5% triple IPA for me, and the big-boy glass of G.F.B. blonde ale for the lady.  

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Strawberry Shortcake 

Funky Buddha’s 9% ABV wheat wine is better than I imagined.  I expected something overly sweet and it’s not.  Not bitter or too dry, it has pleasant malt flavors with vanilla notes, giving it a hint of dessert sweetness, over the fruit.  

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Dymaxion

A 6.2% ABV New Zealand hopped session IPA from Modern Times Beer.  Yummy

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Trois Cabrones…again

The name loosely translated is Three (in french) Bastards (in spanish).  An homage to the band The Melvins by the three friends that made it, this 8.5% hazy double IPA is as good as the draft versions enjoyed multiple times before…juicy and delicious. 

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San Diego IPA 

A tasty IPA at one of the original San Diego brewpubs, now soon-to-be closing. Broken Yolk, which is expected to take over the space, can’t come close to being the oasis of craft beer, in the suburban desert of Mira Mesa, that Callahan’s has been. Lucky us we can find their fresh offerings at San […]

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Heavy Lifting and Rye on Rye on Rye 

While in KCMO I stopped into Boulevard Brewing’s HQ for a few tasters with and old friend. Heavy Lifting is an IPA, which at 6.2% isn’t heavy at all. And Rye on Rye on Rye a stout aged in rye barrels. It’s got a boozy kick but a nice, clean finish.

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SR76 Beerworks Tasters

Located at Harrahs Rincon in Valley Center.  6 drafts today.  L to R are per the board (L to R, top to bottom).  Last two (L to R) are a red IPA and a blueberry saison.  Our fav was the Paradise Creek.  

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Tangerine Express IPA

I’ve not been a big fan of a good IPA but with added fruit.  Sometimes interested in tasting it, but nothing I see more than just trying…and maybe that’s their marketing plan.  If everyone buys just one once…. Pleasantly surprised that I’m enjoying this one.  A 6.4% ABV beverage with a sweet fruit/citrus nose, nice […]

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Gose Gone Wild

A nice 4.3% ABV gose brewed and bottled for Stillwater Artisanal by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, in Denver, Colorado. A lot of grapefruit flavor/notes.  Some coming from the tartness of the style, but likely more intense from the Citra and Amarillo dry hopping.

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Pariah Brewing Tasters

The light one is the wit and the dark ones are stouts.  The others are beer too.   IMO..Dank Drank over the Drupe Fruit, and Uni over the Dorcha.  Happy with both Exotic and Wit.  

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Windows Up

A delish IPA from the fine folks at Alpine Beer Company.  

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E11EVEN

Piney n resinous, and a bit more sessionable at 8.5% ABV, compared to the first batch at 13+%ABV. 

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Ninkasi Beer Run

Grabbed this recently at an out of town small mom and pop market, that had an OK beer selection.  Now home it appears to be about a year old.  It poured ok, though carbination was a bit low.  Smells similar to dried marijuana, which I’ve also experianced with beers made with Neomexicanus hops. Bitterness was […]

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Trois Cabrones 

Very happy, and a bit surprised, to find this 8% ABV double IPA, collaboration beer from Amplified Ale Works and Alvarado Street Brewery, still on draft in Amplified PB.  Really quite good.  

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Wet Hop Dreams ID7

Idaho 7 wet hop IPA at Mother Earth Brew on Main Street.  6.7% ABV.

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Barley Forge The Patsy

Enjoying a coconut porter by our friend Kevin Buckley @barleyforge. Seem to remember this one in an ealier iteration when it was PB Tap house Toasted Coconuts on Rye. Nice and balanced without too much on the coconut end.

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Hop Shovel IPA 

Very happy with this 7.5% ABV IPA brewed with Mosaic, Meridian and Denali hops.  Fruit, melon and pine hop flavors with clean dry finish, and not malty sweetness.  

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Bell’s Hopslam

I interpreted “enjoy as fresh as possible”, as in best before noon.  Greatly enjoying this classic 10% ABV double IPA after breakfast.

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Just Outstanding IPA

I chose to pour into the glass from the previous beverage, and not drink directly from the decanter.  Now I fear the glassware/beverage police will be handing our citations.  

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Bootlegger’s Far Out IPA

Bootlegger’s Brewing makes some great beer.  Surprised, but glad, to find it at Bubba Gump, as Bubba Gump was not even on my list of places to eat. “I’m Forrest Gump.  People call me Forrest Gump.”

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