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)

Ethereal Gin Barrel Aged – Realization (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale aged in Gin Barrels 9.0% ABV From: Stonington, CT Brewery’s Note: “Aged for at least six months in a Berkshire Mountain Distillers Ethereal Gin Barrel. Realization, our pine & grapefruit forward DIPA marries with the floral & botanical gin characteristics, creating a concoction sure to please beer & spirit drinkers alike.” The beer pours a sickly, oranging yellow color, and … Continue reading Ethereal Gin Barrel Aged – Realization (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Kiwi Rising (Jack’s Abbey Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Lager (Technically an American Imperial Pilsner) 8.5% ABV 105 IBU’s OG: 19.5º Plato Bottled in November 2012 Brewer’s Notes: “This is an intensely hoppy and strong lager that we refer to as a Double India Pale Lager. Over four pounds of hops per BBL of New Zealand hops (Kiwi Hops) were used in progressively larger hop additions throughout the brewing process. … Continue reading Kiwi Rising (Jack’s Abbey Brewing Company)

Devil Dancer (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA 12% ABV 112 IBU’s Bottled On: 04/01/2012 Brewing Notes: Dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties.   This bottle is properly devilish in accordance with the beer’s name.  The subdued red and black color scheme remind me very much of classical-style paintings from the 19th and early 20th Century almost like the early movie posters of … Continue reading Devil Dancer (Founders Brewing Company)

Proprietors Reserve Series: Double Jack (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale 9.5% ABV 75 IBU’s 22 oz. Bottle   The bottle has a lovely subtle color scheme of earthy gold and creamy white with just the right hints of gray and black.  The font is acceptable, though the company name on the bottom is a bit boring and the bottom is also cluttered with text.  I love the royal lion and … Continue reading Proprietors Reserve Series: Double Jack (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

The Audacity of Hops (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Bottle:  I like the illustration on the front.  While the depiction of a hop is not original, the style in which it is drawn and the Atlas-like figure holding it up give the bottle a nice feel.  The color scheme of Purple stripes and the green hop also go together nicely.  I especially enjoy the font type on this beer.  It has a nice hand-drawn … Continue reading The Audacity of Hops (Cambridge Brewing Company)