My Beer Pix

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Posts By / Greg Bolcer

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.  […]


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.      


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 […]


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 […]


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’ […]


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.  


Mikhail Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout

The actual full name is Small Batch Escondido Satirist Mikhail Bulgakov author of The Master and Margarita Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels.  According to the back label, they age it 14 months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon barrels.  This particular bottle has a brewed date of July 17, 2016 and bottled […]


Golden Road: Ride On IPA

It’s light, crisp, clear, and citrusy.  Golden Road is a local Los Angeles brewery.  Their IPA is, while really good, a middle of the road beer given the competition they are up against with everybody and their cousin trying to launch a West Coast IPA.  That said, it’s extremely drinkable and this is my all-time […]


Founders Mango Magnifico

My friends had me try this as they knew I am a sometime fan of Tecate, lime, salt, and Tapatio. The mango makes it overly sweet. It’s got a very smooth feel with a slight banana taste. At the end is a firey rush. It’s not something I’d buy, but it was fun to taste. […]


Monster’s Park by Modern Times Special Release

I asked the cashier to check the receipt again. My Friday trip to the local beer and wine mart is used to high markups, but $44 for a couple of Modern Times releases couldn’t be right. He confirmed that the Modern Times Monster’s Park was indeed $29.99 w/o tax. What the hell, I’d give it […]