Well I have now had @lagunitasbruhws Sucks both from the bottle and on draft. Damn this is one tasty beer any way you have it. Great hop profile throughout and little lingering bitterness. I could have a few of these all too easily.
Also want to give a shout out to the brewery, as I had a great time on the tour in Petaluma recently. Can’t wait till they set up shop here in Chicago.
First of all, I love the @Mainebeerco labels. Minimalist and made of what feels like an almost thin vinyl material. Then there are the names… “Lunch.” ‘nuff said.
As for the beer, I thought it was a solid IPA. Although I had just had some Kern River Citra DIPA… so, maybe I should try this one again ;).
Holy crap. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this @dogfishbeer 120 Minute IPA. What I ended up getting was a punch in the tongue! At 18% you really taste the booze and there are only flittering hints of hops on the finish. Definitely something I could see myself pouring into a rocks glass and sipping with friends. In the end I’m not really sure whether I liked it or not. I mean it does what it’s supposed to well, but it’s not something I’d usually reach for.
If you want to give your tongue a shocker, take this one out for a test drive. Worth a try, and I’m definitely going to see what it’s liked after being aged.
@breweryvivant Triomphe is my first offering from this Michigan Brewery. I gotta say, I’m never sure what to expect when a beer is both Belgian and IPA in one. The Belgian yeast definitely dominate the flavor profile of this brew, however it is tempered slightly by subtle hops. The bonus (at least in my opinion) is the lack of lingering bitterness on the finish.
Here’s a really cool .pdf on Sustainability at Brewery Vivant.
Holy crap @StoneBrewingCo …. This… is… sooo… good! On draft at @BavarianLodge was even better…
I missed out on the first rounds of Enjoy By IPA, but after hearing such glowing accolades being showered upon this brew… I knew I had to get some next time. Bottled on November 16th, opened on November 20th…. Smooth, crisp texture, intoxicating nose of citrus and pine, and balanced hop character.
I hope this becomes a regular release. Very regular….
Lawson’s Finest Liquids is one of those breweries that sparks the voice in the back of my mind to yell “move to Vermont!” This IPA was another excellent experience, sporting Citra, Simcoe and Centennial hops (the first two among my favorites), it is definitely something worth picking up. Classic fruity nose and well balanced hop profile will not disappoint!
My buddy at Binny’s brought back this treat from Montana for me to try. Nothing out of the ordinary, but still a solid IPA.
I love trying new stuff! If there’s a local beer near your home, year-round or rarity, that isn’t distributed, feel free to send one over and I’ll send you something back. You can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There aren’t too many @SamuelAdamsBeer brews that I don’t like, so I’m going to assume this one was just beyond it’s best by date. None of the characteristic IPA hops and bitterness… in general just not great.
I’ll have to pick up some more next time I see it and try again.