I’m finally posting the final review from the four-pack that Widmer sent me at the end of June, even though I drank this beer over a month ago (yes, I seem to be perpetually behind on reviews!): Widmer Shaddock IPA. This is the latest in their Rotator IPA series, a 6.2% abv brew where they’ve amped up the American hop characteristics with a twist: When Captain Shaddock introduced the grapefruit to the West Indies, he … Continue reading →
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Happy IPA Day everyone! It’s cool to see all the IPA love flowing today, and I’m partaking with a Vortex IPA from Fort George Brewery. Otherwise I’m off the grid (but still drinking good beer!) and will be back with more beery goodness soon.
IPA Day is back again this year, and it’s bigger than ever, getting the full social media treatment and launching its own website. This year it’s taking place on Thursday, August 2nd, so be sure to hoist an India Pale Ale that day and blog, tweet, or whatever about it. From the official announcement: IPA Day is not the brainchild of a corporate marketing machine, nor is it meant to serve any particular beer brand. … Continue reading →
Since I had written up my review of Seven Brides Brewing a week ago, it occurred to me that I also have tasting notes for one of their beers—Frankenlou’s IPA. I had written a short note on the brewery review: Fruity and a touch of apricot which is a nice touch (it reminds me of Boneyard Beer’s Zwickelmania IPA sample after only 1 day of fermentation). Imperial IPA character with nice tropical fruit notes. But … Continue reading →
We headed over to Sisters today to visit Three Creeks Brewing for lunch and to partake in their “IPAPRIL” tap takeover: 10 Oregon IPAs available individually or in samples, with a full sampler tray for $15. Of course I went with the full sampler tray! The beers they’re pouring are: Caldera IPA Ft. George Vortex IPA Boneyard RPM IPA Lompoc Valley of the Hops Double Mountain Hop Lava Laurelwood Gearhead IPA Three Creeks Hoodoo Voodoo … Continue reading →