Like a prize after a long day of….stuff. Deceptively smooth for a 9.4% ABV IPA, with plenty of dank resinous hop characteristics.
After trying a splash of Havnor at a local watering hole, I wasn’t super excited about the bottle we already had in the fridge. The bottle was way better. Pale malt body, pleasant hop bitterness with strong notes of sweet melon on the nose (which stuck around for the first half of the beer) but […]
Suffering through an old Christmas beer. Thinking it may pair well with the cheese and crackers leftover from the x-mas party that I haven’t gotten around to throwing out.
Though it’s served hazy at the moment, the IPA has more a west coast hop profile with a lingering grapefruit-peel bitterness. Tasty.
A little more than half-way into today’s bike ride and some fuel was needed. After trying many, Benchmark Brewing Company Belgian-style Dubbel, was the perfect choice. Oh, don’t get me wrong. ..the table beer, the tart table beer with strawberries, their standard IPA, the Survey Series No3 IPA, and Trail Dog west coast style IPA […]
Partially obscured by some other promising options, it was noticed a tad late. Not quite as devistatingly fresh as it could have been, but pretty good.
I found this 6.3% ABV wet hopped IPA made with Mosaic hops quite good. The Seadawg IPA, also an IPA made with Mosaic, was also quite nice, but a bit more grassy, with bitterness lingering a bit longer than the Contender. After the warm day, the Contender suited my dry palate. Both on draft now […]
Highly drinakble session IPA from Bend Brewing Company. A great means by which to enjoy the last of summer in Bend, OR.
At 10 Barrel’s OG West brew pub in Bend, OR enjoying my go to IPA here, Apocalypse.
Tasty west coast IPA from new O’side brewery.