Tag Archives: Bitterness

Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout

From  Southern Tier Brewing – By comprehending the labyrinthine movement of time, one would not think it strange to trace the errant path of an ordinary object such as a cream dessert only to discover that it has been the cause of cultural disputes since the middle ages. The British founders of burnt cream and […]

Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale

From Kona Brewing Co. – Fire Rock Pale Ale is a crisp, refreshing “Hawaiian-style” pale ale. Its signature copper color results from the unique blend of specialty roasted malts. The pronounced citrus-floral hop aroma comes from the liberal amounts of Galena, Cascade & Mt. Hood hops added to each brew. Kona Brewing Co. – Kona […]

Avery duganA IPA

Avery duganA IPA

From Avery Brewing – Lupulin Rapture Incarnate! As fervent  devotees of hops, we found ourselves on a quest to create a transcendental IPA capable of quenching our voracious lupulin desires. Our mantra became “unity of bitterness, hop flavor and aroma.” Enlightened, duganA IPA was born: A brutally bitter, dank, piney and resinous ale designed for […]

SweetWater Dank Tank Wet Dream

SweetWater Dank Tank Wet Dream

From SweetWater Brewing – A high gravity imperial red ale featuring 420 pounds of –fresh off the vine- Chinook Hops from Van Horn’s Farm in Washington State. These hops were freshly picked and immediately shipped overnight to the brewery and so they could be added into the brew within hours of being taken from the […]

Bootlegger’s Rustic Rye IPA

From Bootlegger’s Brewery – Our latest addition to our year-round lineup. For you hop heads out there, you have to try this! This American style IPA made with rye grain tops the charts at over 85 IBU (that’s a lot of bitter!). It’s starts with floral hop notes a big malty body hinting at the […]

Three Floyds BrooDoo

From Three Floyds Brewing – This beer is brewed during the hop harvest with a portion of unkilned or “wet” hops fresh off the vine.  Apricot in color, Broo Doo’s nose has dominant orange, pine sap and floral notes, balanced by a glazed nut and toffee malt body.  This celebration of the hop harvest has […]

Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness

From Grand Teton Brewing – Pursuit of Hoppiness American Red was brewed to showcase the role of hops in the flavor of beer, and especially the brash beauty of American hops: Summit, Simcoe, Chinook and Nuggets at 100 International Bitterness Units (IBU). It was brewed with Idaho 2-Row malted barley and German specialty malts to […]

Orval Trappist Ale

The gustative sensations will gain in nuance depending on the age of the beer. Young beer is characterised by a bouquet of fresh hops, with a fruity note and pronounced bitterness, light on the palate and a less firm collar than a beer of six months. The latter will feature a bouquet consisting of a […]

BrewDog Atlantic IPA

James Watt, BrewDog’s Head of Stuff, said “Today the term IPA has lost its meaning and UK brewers mainly use it to describe beers which are neither particularly hoppy or high in alcohol, Duecher’s IPA at 3.8% being a prime example of the complete butchering of the style. It’s sad to see the great IPA […]

6th Annual Fresh Hop Beer “Tastivals”

6th Annual Fresh Hop Beer “Tastivals”

At least 75 of Oregon’s breweries lie within 100 miles of hop fields, and the annual harvest presents the perfect opportunity for Oregon brewers to demonstrate their unique proximity to one of America’s premier hop growing regions.As a result, Oregon has become the epicenter of ‘fresh hop’ beer production, leading the nation with earthy beers […]

Karl Strauss – Karlfest 2009 Coverage & Pics

Saturday, Oct. 3rd 2009 was an epic day full of sun, fun, food, cheer, and most importantly good beer. I rolled down to Tustin, picked up my buddy Jimmy, and headed down to Costa Mesa for Karlfest. We both had never been to South Coast Plaza, so with trepidation, we rolled through the parking lot […]

Midnight Sun Big Slick

From Midnight Sun Brewing – Grant is the guy who presents and represents MSBC beers out in the field. He is solid+steadfast+diligent. But outside of slinging MSBC beer, Grant is a beast on the baseball field. He aaRggGHs it out with the Fairview Pirates of the Alaska Baseball league–holds several records in any given week. […]

Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale

From Great Lakes Brewing – Named after the infamous 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River. AWARDS: * Gold Medal, 2008 World Beer Championships * Gold Medal, 2007 World Beer Championships * Gold Medal, 2006 World Beer Championships * Gold Medal, 2005 World Beer Championships * Silver Medal, 2002 World Beer Championships * Silver Medal, 2001 […]