Category Archives: American IPA

Beerbliotek A Moment of Clarity GBG Beer Week 2017

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Session IPA. #181

Brewer Description: (from can) When we were asked to brew the official GBG Beer Week beer for 2017, it was like suddenly understanding something… A Moment of Clarity. How could we go wrong? We are only following in the footsteps of one of Sweden’s best ever beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.47
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 21st March 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some sticky lacing.
Aroma: Mandarin sweetness, grapefruit pith, pineapple, pine and hints of floral notes.
Taste: Floral, perfume-y, grassy, apricot with touches of grapefruit pith.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was perhaps too floral and perfume-y for my liking.

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Evil Twin x Omnipollo Old Fashioned Lemonade IPA

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing x Omnipollo
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: India Pale Ale with lemon added. Brewed for Evil Twin Brewing by Dorchester Brewing Company

Brewer Description: (from can) A refreshing drink often associated with childhood nostalgia to others a pop-cultural symbol of emancipation. Whatever the association we teamed up with good old Swedes, Henok and Karl of the fashionable Omnipollo to squeeze out a tasty, tempting and deceivingly well balanced IPA with sweet and sour notes of old fashioned memories. Perhaps you can taste the dishonesty, it’s all over your breath – it’s Lemonade.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 10th January 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy milky dark orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Unripe mango, lemon zest, lychee and lemonade.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, lemonade and candied lime zest.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This was quite tasty and refreshing, and definitely has the hard lemonade taste but hardly seems like an IPA.

New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks

Brewery: New England Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 6.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 60 IBUs. Hops – Citra

Brewer Description: (from can) Our third single hop beer brewed with 100% citra hops. Big citrus aromas with a delicate dry malt presence, juicy resinous orangey hop flavor makes this beer a treat for lovers of hoppy beer.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 12 fl oz can with no canned on or best before date on it. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a nice two finger white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange, mandarin, citrus rind, ripe mango, pineapple and grapefruit.
Taste: Very nice juicy tropical and citrus fruits. Orange rind, mango, pineapple and pine with some nice sweet malt to balance. Bitterness is mild and restrained.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Wow, just wow. This was just an amazing brew by NEBCo. A really really good IPA that is just up there with the best of them. I would love to drink this everyday. A must buy beer in my book.

Tree House Green

Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 7.5%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: So fresh and so green, Green!

Brewer Description: (from can) We are excited that you are holding Tree House Brewing Company’s Galaxy hop filled American IPA, Green! Green is a massively juicy beer filled with flavors and aromas of pineapple, orange sorbet, and tangerine. It makes no apologies as it coats the palate with intense hop goodness. It is the result of our uncompromising dedication to fresh, progressive, delightful beer. We hope you enjoy it with laughter, good cheer, and in the company of those you love.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 27th July 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky dark yellow orange colour with a just under two finger white head that had excellent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong pineapple and mandarin orange followed by very juicy mango and hints of grass.
Taste: Sweet-ish bubblegum, peach, orange rind, mandarin, pineapple and cantaloupe. Finish is only lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: While the aroma was very juicy, it’s taste was not so much, nevertheless it was still enjoyable and easy to drink. For me, I definitely preferred Alter Ego and Julius.

Beachwood Citraholic

Brewery: Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 7.1%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 70 IBUs. West Coast IPA

Brewer Description: (from website) Hopheads rejoice! Citraholic is a “modern” West Coast-Style IPA that’s focused on Citra, one of our favorite new American hop varieties. Brewed with an abundance of Citra hops, we also blend in Warrior, Columbus, and Simcoe in the kettle for good measure. Citraholic is double dry hopped for two weeks with an abundance of Citra (and a touch of Columbus) imparting heavy aromas of citrus & tropical fruits with melon and gooseberry nuances. A base of American 2-row malt and scatterings of light British caramel malt create the perfect foundation for this unique and powerfully pungent IPA. You asked for it and we were happy to deliver!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.17
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: On tap at Mikkeller Bar San Francisco. A 500ml pour into a mini pint glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour, with a one finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple with hints of pine.
Taste: Bitter, orange, citrus pith, pineapple, pine and hints of caramel.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and very drinkable.