Freak of Nature (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Style: West Coast Double India Pale Ale 8.5% ABV 100 IBU’s (?) Bottled on: 8/13/15 From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “n. An unusual unexpected natural phenomenon. 2. An Outlying, west coast-style double India Pale Ale brewed with an abnormally large quantity of hops. 3. A delicately crafted and crushable ale designed for fresh and immediate consumption. 4. A hophead’s vice or downfall. Ex: Though warned … Continue reading Freak of Nature (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Blind Pig (Russian River Brewing Company)

Style: India Pale Ale 6.1% ABV OG: 1.058 Bottled On: 12/05/13 From: Santa Rosa, CA Brewer’s Note: “Ask for a blind pig during prohibition and you might just get a beer… During prohibition using the term “blind pig” discreetly meant many different things. Sometimes it was a secret code given to a bartender to receive a beer. In other places, it meant you paid a … Continue reading Blind Pig (Russian River Brewing Company)

Green Head IPA (Newburyport Brewing Company)

Style: American West Coast IPA 7.2% ABV Hops: Topaz, Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe From: Newburyport, MA Brewer’s Note: “An assertive and hoppy west coast-style India Pale Ale. Bright hop aromas and flavors fade to a brief, smooth malt undertone and a clean, crisp, slightly bitter finish. This beer is brewed to bite you back!” The beer’s can is similar in style to the Plum Island Belgian … Continue reading Green Head IPA (Newburyport Brewing Company)

Celebration Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: American IPA 6.8% ABV 65 IBU’s OG: 16.0º Plato FG: 4.0º Plato Bittering Hops: Chinook Finishing Hops: Cascade & Centennial Dry Hopping: Cascade & Centennial Malts: Two-Row Pale, English Caramel Firstly I’d like to fill in all of those who (like I was before I wrote this review) were unaware that Celebration is really just an American IPA with fresh hops, and not a … Continue reading Celebration Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

New England Gangsta’ (Earth Eagle Brewings)

Style: American West Coast IPA 6.5% ABV The beer pours a hazy murky marmalade color with a white fluffy head that fades onto the edges of the glass.  Lacing is not really noticeable, slipping off the side of the glass almost as quickly as the liquid.  As I said, the beers body is pretty murky and opaque with some carbonation bubbles, but nothing of the … Continue reading New England Gangsta’ (Earth Eagle Brewings)

Lunch (Maine Beer Company)

Style: American IPA 7.0% ABV Color – Orange O.G. – 1.061 Malt – American 2-Row, CaraPils, Caramel 40L, Munich 10L, Red Wheat Hops – Warrior, Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe   This beer’s label is another example of minimalism from the Maine Beer Company.  The whale’s back is a little interpretive as the graphic on this bottle, and I honestly didn’t recognize it was that until I … Continue reading Lunch (Maine Beer Company)

Hi.P.A. (Magic Hat Brewing Company)

Style: American India Pale Ale 6.7% ABV 70 IBU’s Yeast: English Ale Hops: Columbus Malts: Pale Gravity: 15.50 Plato SRM: 3.5 Cap Quote: “You owe you a beer”   I really love this bottle’s label.  The cool seventies psychedelic album feel of the label is just perfect.  I love the color scheme of turquoise, blue and gold, and the font works perfectly with the seventies feel, and overall this is … Continue reading Hi.P.A. (Magic Hat Brewing Company)