My Beer Pix

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Posts By / Greg Bolcer

Knee Deep Simtra

I like a lot of Knee Deep Brewing’s beers. I even like some of their IPAs. The label sounded familiar, so I grabbed one. This is just ridiculous and undrinkable. I confused their Citra with Simtra. Coming in at 11.25% with Citra and Simcoe hops that top out at a 131 IBU. They describe it […]

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Trestles IPA

Left Coast brewery of San Clemente, California claims that “People that go left are in their right mind.” Last I checked, the point at Trestles break far better right. Trestle’s IPA has IBU’s of 58.5. It’s brewed by a local, family owned Left Coast Brewery in San Clemente. The label claims it’s a light bodied, […]

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Modern Times Bedrock

Bedrock is a toasty, malty brown ale made with both coffee and beer.  It has a mild aftertaste of toasted coconut, the coffee gives it a slight roasted chocolate hint, but it’s not sweet at all.   At 30 IBUs and 6.2% it comes in much less than Barley Forge’s 37 IBU 6.6% Patsy, which is […]

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IPA 395 by Mammoth Brewing

My neighbor and I spend a lot of time trying to find unique beers for each other.  He got home late on Friday, so I ended up popping open the bottle I got for him instead of gifting it.  It’s an 8% double IPA with 70 IBUs.  It’s named after the infamous California Highway 395.  […]

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Alaskan Double Black IPA

I tried this yesterday and it was good. At 7.7% it’s double seems to apply to the black part and not the IPA.   It’s dark, rich, malty, mildly sweet with faint coffee tastes.   Nobody else seemed to like it, so I got it all to myself.      

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Stone Go to IPA

So I tried this the other day.  It comes in an attractive box.  The cans are artistic black and yellow and I thought I was buying one of the latest Stone Hop series.  When I got it home I found out it was the Stone go to IPA.  While Stone is one of my favorite […]

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Just Outstanding IPA

The label claims a big malty taste with Cimcoe and Amarillo hops.  I can’t distinguish the hops, but the big malty part is really there and I like it.  It’s light in color, but it’s got the taste complexity of a red or brown, so they weren’t lying.  It’s not heavy though as it finished […]

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Tales from the Kettle

Scottish ale brewed with black tea gives this a unique taste.  Scottish ales are usually too dry and syrupy for me on the brown side because of the carmelization, but the tea factor makes a good offset. 21st amendment gave a place to its brewing competition participants and chose this as a finalist.  The brewers’ […]

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Figueroa Mountain Lizard’s Mouth

Mango, papaya, and pineapple imperial IPA. Named after a mountain in California. If you dumped a tub of Trader Joe’s Mango Papaya Salsa into a vat of Ballast Point and increase the Alc by Volume to 9%. This is what you’d get.  

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