Elysian Brewing Company Contact Haze Hazy IPA

Thanks to my dog Nell for having a litter of wonder cute puppies for me to receive Elysian Brewing Company Contact Haze Hazy IPA, 6% ABV which was part of a mixed twelve-pack in which the new owners of one of Nell’s puppies was given. Mind Haze pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a one-finger white head that slowly fades into thick lacing. The aroma is peachy fruit with a dry hoppy note. The flavor is peach as well, with a fruited hoppy dry flavor too that is lemony on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Mind Haze finishes with a fruity hoppy dryness and a light hoppy bitter fruity aftertaste. Elysian Brewing company Mind Haze Hazy IPA is a really good tasty refreshing IPA that is well-deserving of an A+. It has a nice balance between the fruity peach flavor and the bitter hoppy flavor. The peach notes had to it an overall refreshing taste. I highly recommend it. It was so good I had three and the beer’s flavor did not become too much for my tastebuds. The flavor is sessionable, but not o much for the ABV. The flavor overall isn’t so bold that it blew my mind. The flavor was just right to be sessionable and easy. That’s what made it excellent. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! Cheers!

Wild Leap Brew Co. Chance IPA

Wild Leap Brew Co. Chance IPA 6.2% ABV brewed in LaGrange, Georgia is a 2020 US Beer Championship Gold winner. This IPA pours a yellow color with a two-finger white semi-steady fading head. It has a citrusy fruit flavor (orange and grapefruit) with a decent bitter aroma. The taste is fairly decent with citrusy notes of orange and grapefruit, bitterness is mild. There also are a few floral notes. The mouthfeel is medium. It finishes with a fruity floral flavor. The aftertaste is bitter fruity that comes and goes quickly. Overall this is slightly above average, getting a B-. It has a nice citrus flavor but nothing more than wows the tastebuds. It’s not bad. I found it to be a good IPA. Yes, there are better IPA out there. If I have more of this maybe my opinion on it might change and I’m willing to give Wild Leap Brew Co. Chance IPA and chance. It’s a good beer to try for yourself! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Three Taverns Craft Brewery A Night on Ponce IPA

Three Taverns Craft Brewery A Night on Ponce IPA, 7.5% ABV is named after a street in Atlanta, Georgia but this IPA is brewed in Decatur, Georgia. This is another beer brought to me by my friend and co-worker Matt. This IPA pours a yellow color with a one-finger steady fading white head. The aroma is lemon citrus with a dry hoppy note. The flavor is citrusy with lemon and a bit of lemongrass with bitter hop dryness. The mouthfeel is light and smooth with a bit of crispness, This IPA finishes dry with a few fruity lemon hops and not much of an aftertaste I found Three Taverns Craft Brewery A Night on Ponce IPA a little soapy tasting and a bit too much lemon flavor. I’d give Three Taverns Craft Brewery A Night on Ponce IPA a D+. It tasted like an IPA, a lemony IPA, but not in a good way. The lemon flavor was a bit off and the hops were low in flavor. I didn’t find this to be that good, and one-sided. It needs to have more than just the lemon perhaps more hop flavors than lemon or tone down the lemon flavor. I don’t think it’s a good IPA. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly! down the lemon flavor. I don’t think it’s a good IPA. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly!

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Tropicália India Pale Ale

Brewed in Athens, Georgia Creature Comforts Brewing Co Tropicália India Pale Ale, 6.6% ABV which was brought from Atlanta, Georgia by a good friend and Matt Alexander. This IPA pours a semi-deep golden color with a sticky two-finger white fluffy head. The aroma is juicy with ripe tropical fruits, mango, pineapple melons with some light bitterness. It smells good and tropical. The flavor is juicy ripe melon, mango, and pineapple with a light hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is light and it finishes with a hoppy tropical flavor. The aftertaste is fruity with bits of hoppy notes. It does taste as wonderful as it smells and I’d say it’s an A+. It is very crushable even being 6.6% ABV, which means it easy to drink. I highly recommend Creature Comforts Brewing Co Tropicália India Pale Ale. Well brewed taste beer that is quite refreshing. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Maine Beer Company Post Ride Snack Session India Pale Ale

I don’t typically see Maine Beer Company beers very often, but I did spot Post Ride Snack Session India Pale Ale, 4.9% ABV at Whole Foods. So I purchased it! This beer is brewed in Freeport, Maine. It is brewed with AMARILLO, CITRA, SIMCOE, HALLERTAU BLANC, NELSON SAUVIN hops, and 2-ROW, CARAHELL, MARIS OTTER, FLAKED OATS malts. This IPA pours a yellow color with a two and half-finger white head which fades at a steady pace. The aroma is tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and guava with a bit of bitterness hitting the nose. Taste is tropical as well with mango, some guava, pineapple with some bitter hoppy notes. Toward what back of the tongue it’s a bit dry. That dryness carries into the finish with a bit of tropical bitter notes that do linger on into the aftertaste with a light mouthfeel. This is very crushable, meaning you can drink this with no problem at all. I give Maine Beer Company Post Ride Snack Session India Pale Ale an A+. It’s solid, taste, well brewed and it’s just the thing for a hot day. I highly recommend Maine Beer Company Post Ride Snack Session India Pale Ale. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Bound By Time India Pale Ale

Brewed in Charleston South Carolina Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Bound By Time India Pale Ale, 7% ABV brewed with 2-Row, Oats, Crystal, Acidulated malts, Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado hops, and American yeast. This IPA pours deep golden almost copper color with a two-finger steady fading white head. The aroma is citrusy with orange, there is cantaloupe and melon bitterness. The taste is similar to the nose with bitterness, orange citrus, cantaloupe melon with a sweet smooth hoppy note probably from the use of oats here. The mouthfeel is medium and it finishes with a bittersweet fruity flavor. The aftertaste is light with a hippy fruit flavor that does not stick around very long. Overall this was not a bad beer, but I didn’t get much from the oats used here, I picked up more fruity notes. I would give Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Bound By Time India Pale Ale a C+. This particular brewer does brew good beer but this was just not quite up there with some of their other beer, but close. I would not turn this beer down if it was offered to me and yeah I kind of recommend it, but if you don’t have it you aren’t missing too much. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Legion Brewing New Chapter East Coast India Pale Ale

Brewed in Charlotte North Carolina Legion Brewing Next chapter East Coast India Pale Ale, 6.8% ABV and 58 IBU (International Bittering Units) is a beer that uses a portion of the beer proceeds to go towards a Charlotte charity organization. This IPA pours a slightly cloudy yellow color with a one and a quarter white head that fades somewhat quickly. The aroma is bitter/hoppy with piney aromas coming off it. The flavor is piney, bitter/hoppy with dryness to it that is faintly reminiscent of an odd lemon because there is no citrus flavor anywhere else. The mouthfeel is on the lighter dryer side. This Legion IPA finishes with a dry hoppy piney bitterness that trails off into nothing. The aftertaste is piney with a nice amount of dry bitterness that goes rather quickly. This beer has good quaffable flavor but I wouldn’t say it’s sessionable, it does have a 6.8% ABV. I think it’s a C+ beer. Just right about average. Would I have this again? Well, it wouldn’t be my first choice, maybe my second choice. Remember to please be kind, please be safe, and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Wilmington Brewing Company Tropical Frightening

I am a sucker for blood orange. So when I saw Wilmington Brewing Company Tropical Frightening, 10% ABV, I had to get it. This is an imperial IPA with blood orange and raspberries. This big IPA pours a reddish blood orange color with a two-finger white head with great retention. It has a nice fruity sweetness from the blood orange faint raspberry. There is a little bitter hoppy note on the aroma too. The taste is sweet with blood orange and light raspberry. I also found a lithe bitter hoppy flavor that was masked by the fruity flavors, but it is there. The fruit flavors are on the thinker side but the mouthfeel has a medium fruity feel to it. Topical Frightening finishes with a fruity touch of blood orangey raspberry with a hint of bitterness. The aftertaste is blood orange sweet with bits of faint hop bitterness. I feel that the blood orange does give it a bittersweet flavor, and the raspberry keeps that from becoming too bitter and gives the sweetness a slight boost. Overall I liked Wilmington Brewing company Tropical Frightening, and I give it an A-. The label said raspberry and I got just a tiny bit. That is the only gripe I have with this imperial IPA. It’s worth a try. Please be kind, stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Ass Clown Brewing Company Orange Citrus IPA

Purchased from Total Wine, Ass Clown Brewing Company Orange Citrus IPA, 6.7% is brewed in Cornelius, North Carolina. It is also triple hopped with Citra, and brewed with orange peels. This beer pours a cloudy orange color with a thick tree finger cream looking white head. The nose is juicy with citrus fruit like oranges, and orange peels. There is a decently bitter and hoppy smell to it as well. That same aroma carries itself into the taste. I found orange and orange peels. There is a bitter hoppy flavor as well, with a thicker mouthfeel. This IPA has a bittersweet orange finish and a lingering bittersweet citrus fruit aftertaste. This beer is a big bitter orange. I give Ass Clown Brewing Company Orange Citrus IPA a B-. I found this to have just a little too much orange flavor to it, but it was not the worst orange IPA I’ve had. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Throwback Thursday: Meantime Brewing Company India Pale Ale

When you find an India Pale Ale, you find that most of them are from some American brewery, but they did originate from England, and so did this one, Meantime English IPA, 7.50% ABV. This IPA has a higher ABV than most IPA I’ve come across. This Meantime pours a hazy light orange color with a one-finger thin white head that does fade quickly and leave somewhat of a light lacing. I didn’t find too much light coming through the glass and nor did I find a whole lot of carbonation bubbles either. The aroma has nice citrus fruit notes to it,  orange and lemon. There was that bitter grass scent as well. Meantime’s taste is a sticky citrusy with orange lemon and a bit of pineapple surrounded by a hoppy yet grassy note. But this is way hoppier than most American IPA, not a  lot of bitterness, big hop presents to it. There is no sour like bitterness that you get from some American IPA’s. This IPA is just a big hoppy IPA. The mouthfeel is medium with a big hop note and finishes with a nice hop flavor. The aftertaste is hoppy clean, a bit refreshing. I would give this an A, just a good hoppy IPA without a lot of bitterness and need to have a glass of water afterward, but I wouldn’t have more than two of these, having a hoppy presence and a 7.50% ABV. But this is a solid English IPA, well crafted and tasty. I recommend this if you love IPA’s or just hoppy beers. This IPA is good! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!