Curiosity Twenty Nine (Tree House Brewing Company)

Style: American Double IPA 7.9% ABV From: Monson, MA Brewery Note: “Our curiosity continues with an intensely kettle and dry hopped Double IPA featuring a combination of Simcoe & Amarillo! The base of Twenty Nine is straightforward to allow the unique and intriguing characteristics of our house yeast to play with a big punch of Simcoe & Amarillo. We experience flavors and aromas of apricot, … Continue reading Curiosity Twenty Nine (Tree House Brewing Company)

Bright w/Nelson (Tree House Brewing Company)

Style: [New England] Double IPA 7.8% ABV From: Monson, MA Brewery’s Note: “This batch of Bright was crafted to be a clean and elegant showcase for the notoriously awesome hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin!  It is crafted with a simple malt bill and fermented with clean American Ale yeast to create a flavor profile that is more a function of its vibrant fresh ingredients … Continue reading Bright w/Nelson (Tree House Brewing Company)

Epiphyte (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale 8.0% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Notes: “Our 8.0%abv interpretation of a double IPA. Brewed with no Citra, no Mosaic, no Galaxy, no Azacca, and no Simcoe.” I like how I have to look up the definitions of Deciduous’ names. Learning and beer should go together more often. This lovely little ale pours out the color of oranging bronze. It is … Continue reading Epiphyte (Deciduous Brewing Company)

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)

Smuttlabs Shebang (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale/Triple India Pale Ale 10.5% ABV From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “Shebang (triple IPA, 10.5%) goes further than Big A; featuring a lupulin cornucopia! Bravo and Zeus were used in the boil additions, while dry hopping is a blend of Summit, Pacific Gem and Falconer’s Flight.  For perspective, Shebang uses about 6 pounds of hops per barrel, while Finestkind is brewed with just … Continue reading Smuttlabs Shebang (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Double Battle Axe (Kelsen Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale 9.0% ABV 80 IBU’s OG: 1.078 4.6 SRM From: Derry, NH Brewery’s Note: “This beer uses a “damn the cost” approach to recipe design. We use 6 lbs of hops per BBL with a majority of those hops being used in late whirlpool additions and dry hopping. Following our steadfast commitment to drinkability in our beers, the abundance of hops … Continue reading Double Battle Axe (Kelsen Brewing Company)

Clusters Last Stand (Smuttynose Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale 8.8% ABV 62 IBU’s OG: 17.5° Plato Malt: North American 2-Row, Flaked Maize, Munich 10L, C-60 Hops: Bitter-Clusters, Flavor-Brewers Gold, East Kent Goldings, Dry Hop-Bullion Yeast: White Labs WLP-001 American Ale Brewery’s Note: “Old, new? It’s all the same, really. Cluster’s Last Stand defies the commonly accepted notion that strong, hoppy beers are recent arrivals on the US beer landscape. … Continue reading Clusters Last Stand (Smuttynose Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Company)