Pliny the Elder (Russian River Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale 8.0% ABV OG: 1.070 Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, Simcoe Bottled On: 12/02/13 From: Santa Rosa, CA Brewer’s Note: “Pliny the Elder is brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops. It is well-balanced with malt, hops, and alcohol, slightly bitter with a fresh hop aroma of floral, citrus, and pine. Best enjoyed FRESH! That is why we make it in … Continue reading Pliny the Elder (Russian River Brewing Company)

Sea Hag IPA (New England Brewing Company)

Style: American India Pale Ale 6.2% ABV Brewer’s Note: “Sea Hag IPA is one of the first craft brewed American India Pale ales to ever be packaged in cans. Hand made with 3 malts and a generous amount of hops throughout the brewing process lends a crisp finish and a big floral aroma.” The beer’s label is a bit generic for a canned craft beer … Continue reading Sea Hag IPA (New England Brewing Company)

Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA (Stone Brewing Company)

Style: German Double IPA 9.5% ABV 102 IBU’s Brewer’s Note: “Our latest anniversary beer, starring an all-German cast of malt and hops, is yet one more glorious example of a Stone IPA brewed outside the box. Our brewers have brought their experiments with German hops to fruition, leaving convention behind to create this hefty IPA entirely with pilsner malts. These provide a superbly crisp mouthfeel, while … Continue reading Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA (Stone Brewing Company)

Uprising! Series 1 of 3: Catalyst (Backlash Brewing Company)

Style: Double/Imperial IPA 8.5% ABV 90 IBU’s Brewer’s Note: “A few weeks ago we announced that we were going to let the Double IPA train roll with something we’re calling the Uprising! series.  The concept is to basically keep the malt bill from Salute the same and feature different hops in each brew.  Through some serious underground-hop-market-hustle we were able to stockpile some really killer … Continue reading Uprising! Series 1 of 3: Catalyst (Backlash Brewing Company)

Stone RuinTen IPA (Stone Brewing Company)

Style: Double/Imperial IPA 10.8% ABV 110 IBU’s Brewer’s Note: “We first released this decidedly indelicate beer in 2012, as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our belovedly bitter Stone Ruination IPA. Stone RuinTen IPA uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release; only the name has changed, as we plan to unleash this belligerently delicious hop monster upon … Continue reading Stone RuinTen IPA (Stone 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)

Two Hearted Ale (Bell’s Brewery)

Style: American IPA 7.0% ABV Original Gravity:  1.064 Brewer’s Note: “Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas … Continue reading Two Hearted Ale (Bell’s Brewery)