The Final IPA Review Post (54-62)

I am stopping the whole IPA review thing, lovely lurkers. That is, unless I get a slew of comments on this, the last IPA review post, urging me to continue. No real strong or tragic reason or anything–I just have run out of steam doing them. I will continue to enjoy IPAs as my favorite type of beer (though Stout Month is in full swing and is a very fun thing to sample, over at Mountain Sun!), you just won’t get my opinion of them unless we’re sharing a pint together in person. So there ya go. Please to enjoy.

IPA #54: Coffee IPA

  • on tap @Fate
  • Ozo coffee VERY apparent
  • 7% ABV
  • hoppy and coffee flavors surprisingly go very well together–who knew?

IPA #55: Lowdown

  • on tap @Lowdown
  • 6.9% ABV
  • crisp & very citrusy
  • sharp bubbles
  • like a delicious ruby red grapefruit drink, except beer

IPA #56: Bush Tucker

  • on tap @Lowdown
  • 7.1% ABV
  • bitter
  • tastes of hops and grains
  • not very sharp bubbles–relatively smooth carbonation

IPA #57: Independence Pass Ale

  • by Aspen Brewing Co.
  • not hoppy or bitter at all
  • unfiltered
  • 12 oz can
  • 7% ABV
  • kind of unpleasantly sweet

IPA #58: Compass IPA

  • by Bristol Brewing Co. (in Co. Springs)
  • 12 oz bottles
  • ABV: ? (missed it, sorry)
  • slightly bitter but smooth carbonation
  • savory
  • not very carbonated at all, actually–kinda flat

IPA #59: Hop Hugger

  • by Durango Brewing Co.
  • lots of hops
  • sweetness on the back of the tongue
  • 7.5% ABV
  • 12 oz bottle

IPA #60: Lemon & Grassy IPA

  • by The Hop Concept (CA)
  • 8.5% ABV
  • VERY earthy and grassy–tastes like soil or wheat grass juice
  • lemon is there in the aroma but not the taste

IPA #61: Pinner ThrowbackGuinness_Nitro_IPA_1_013_0011-2

  • by Oskar Blues
  • 4.9% ABV
  • grapefruity, not too bitter, and a little sweet
  • good bubbles

THE FINAL IPA (#62): Guinness Nitro IPA

  • Ew.
  • Ew.
  • 12oz nitro cans
  • smooth; pours like their stout
  • Dude. Guinness. Just chill. I get that IPAs are trendy, but. No. Just stop w/the IPA. Do what you do well, and just. Stop w/this nonsense, ‘K?

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