Bird Street Brewing 198 IPA
Bottled. No Date. ABV 7%
Appearance: Amber, Sligh Haze, Two fingers white fluffy head.
Aroma: Citrus, Orange Peel
Palate: Orange Peel, Slight Malt
Finish: Sweet, Slight Hops, Dry Mouth, Nutty
Experience: This is my first time having a beer from this brewery. Even for a beer with more a stronger malt backbone the hop combo of columbus, centeninal, mosaic, amarillo and el dorado mellowed it out and made the beer more enjoyable for my liking. Grade 4.6/5.
Sierra Nevada Know Good IPA
Bottled 8/9/17 (reviewed 9/4/17). ABV 6.2%
Appearance: Amber, Half finger soapy white head.
Palate: Hops, Citrus
Finish: Sweet, Smooth, Crisp
Experience: Wow! What a really well balanced IPA with good ABV to drink all day. My mind is blown away by the aroma of this beer and the taste is leaves on my palate. It is such a refreshing, hoppy IPA. This is one of the best IPAs I have had (definitely top 10). Grade 5/5!
Hangar 24 Iconic DIPA
Draft (Mad Duck Craft Brewing Co.). ABV 9% IBUs 118
Color: Hazy, Amber
Smell: Carmel, Nutty
Taste: Sweet, Carmel, Hazelnut, Stout Characteristics
Aftermath: Smooth, Heavy Body, Alcohol
Experience: I was excited to try this beer and I love beer in tulip glasses. I knew it was “high” ABV but was excited to try it. The nose on this beer fooled me when I tasted it and that is always unpleasant when the nose is yummy but the beer is just okay. I have had other beers from this brewery that are good but this time it was just okay. Again, I don’t know if it was the tap. This makes me think maybe not to do reviews at restaurants. This was a very heavy beer. I did not know the IBUs until after I drank the beer but I did not get that much bitterness from it. I will have to try again from a bottle or can. Grade 3.4/5.
Epic Brewing Co. Hopulent IPA (DIPA)
Elevated Series. Release #165 SLC #3743. Bottled. No Date. ABV 8.7% IBUs 62
Color: Hazy, Amber, Half Finger Head
Taste: Hop Forward, Malt (blend and light), Orange Peel
Aftermath: Sweet, Hoppy, Slight Dryness
Experience: Overall this was a good traditional IPA that I was introduced to back in the day. It was complex with great hops. I have had a few beers from Epic and they do some great things. This was another great experience from them. Grade 4.8/5.