Saraveza’s IIPA Fest

This weekend in Portland—among all the other things also going on—Saraveza is holding their 3rd annual Imperial IPA Fest—featuring an incredible rotating list of super-hoppy high-alcohol DIPAs and IIPAs, live music, a commemorative glass, free jars for to-go IIPAs, food specials, gifts, prizes, and more. It’s all taking place from … Continue reading

Hop Henge (2012)

I popped open and enjoyed a bottle of Hop Henge from Deschutes Brewery this evening, and rather than write a full review I thought I’d just jot down some thoughts. This is Deschutes’ “Experimental” IPA which masquerades as an Imperial IPA; at 8.5% alcohol by volume and 95 IBUs, this … Continue reading

Hop Henge (2011)

I opened up the bottle of Hop Henge (Experimental IPA) tonight that Deschutes Brewery sent me, and it did not disappoint—this is, in my opinion, one of the best Imperial IPAs being brewed today. I think it gets better each year, and that I suspect is largely due to the … Continue reading