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That’s What’s Up

Yummy Imperial IPA from Moonraker. Great hop flavors, lighter body, crisp clean finish, but oddly… very little bitterness. The 8.5% ABV went straight to my noggin.

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Post Bike Ride Beverages

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.

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Zelator Tropical Lollipop

Always happy to find Omnipollo beers locally. This collaboration is no exception. Nose has wonderful notes of citrus, pineapple and mango. Full bodied juicy flavors with soft mouth-feel. Not overly sweet, nicely balanced, with mild bitterness on the finish. Would not have guessed it was 10% ABV.

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O’Dell Woodcut

A delish, malty sweet 10.7% ABV oak aged imperial IPA where the aging smooths-outs the bitterness. Brewed for O’Dell Brewing’s 30th anniversary (2019). Cheers. It reminds me of the oak aged imperial IPA Dogfish beer brewed to celebrate blues guitarist Robert Johnson, though can’t recall the name.

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Woodcut No. 9

A 10.7% ABV oak aged imperial IPA from the fine folks at O’Dell Brewing. Malty sweetness with notes of toffee, vanilla, dark fruits, melon and oak. Finishes somewhat sweet with pleasant lingering hop bitterness.

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Revengeful Spirit IIPA

Stone Brewing’s 8.1% ABV imperial IPA made with pineapple and mandarin orange. Fruity up front, somewhat sweet while in my mouth and with just enough lingering hop finish to encourage another sip. Whoa… that was gone fast… who drank my beer?

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A little Puff after work

By little I mean 12 fluid ounces. By Puff I mean 9.8% ABV, 108 IBU IPA from Sixpoint Brewery. Per the label an unfiltered and special dry-hopped version of their Resin imperial IPA. Piney and resinous hop characteristics overpower the big malty base so no residual sweetness. The pleasant, but strong, bitterness doesn’t linger as […]

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Primordial IIPA

It’s been years since I’ve had a Primordial IPA from Vista’s Mother Earth Brew Co.  I remember the first place I had it outside their brewery supply store / nano brewery was Phileas Foggs in Poway.  Quite good then.  Quite good now. Nose is sweet maltyness with piney and resinous hop notes.  Flavor is malty […]

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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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Post Bike Ride Hop Crisis

Grabbed a 9.7% ABV imperial IPA aged with oak spirals, from San Francisco’s own 21st Ammendment Brewing, packaged in a pool-safe decanter, to enjoy in the warm spa after our ride.  Still quite good though a bit past it’s best by date. 

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