This IPA Xperimental IPA is from New Belgium Brewing Co. Voodoo Ranger line of beers. This beer comes in at 6.6% ABV. This IPA has Ale yeast, Citra hops, Pale, Honey, and Pilsner malts. I was offered this beer by a neighbor for letting his dog out during the day. It’s good to have pleasant neighbors. This Xperimental IPA pours a bright yellow that is a little hazy and has a two finger bight white head. The aroma is dry, citrusy, orange/lemon, sweet, and bitter. The flavor is tasty with citrus orange/lemon, dryness, and hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium. Then you get a dry citrus finish. Then the aftertaste of dry bitter citrus fruit comes and lingers, for a short bit. Then slowly fades away. This IPA is good. But I found the dry notes clash a bit with the bitterness. So I give New Belgium Brewing Co. Voodoo Ranger Xperimental IPA a B+. I recommend this IPA. It was refreshing and delicious. I just thought the dryness was a hair too much. But it’s a solid IPA worth trying. Please be safe, be kind to everyone, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Stone Brewing Delicious Citrus IPA
In the craft beer world, you don’t see a mixed six-pack unless it’s a build-your-own. I was in the local grocery store yesterday, was perusing the beer ale, and saw a mixed six-pack of different Sonte Brewing Delicious IPA. This beer is Delicious Citrus IPA that comes in at 7.7% ABV. This beer has Amarillo, Talus, and El Dorado hops. This IPA also has ingredients such as sweet orange peel and reduced gluten. This citrus IPA pours a medium gold color with a two-finger white head. The aroma is bitter, juicy, citrus orange, and grapefruit. The flavor is juicy, grapefruit, orange, orange peel, bittersweet, and has a hoppy zing. The mouthfeel is light. Then you get an aftertaste that is citrusy, fruity, and bittersweet. Then comes an aftertaste of hoppy, juicy fruits. This beer is a great Citrus IPA. This Delicious Citrus IPA is a high B+, barely missing an A-. It has all the right/delicious citrus flavors. It almost doesn’t taste as high as 7.7% ABV. I recommend this IPA. Please stay safe, be kind to everyone, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
NoDa Brewing Company Cool AF Cold India Pale Ale
Cold IPAs are a relatively new style of beer or sub-style of IPAs. This Cold IPA Cool AF is a relatively new IPA Rotator from NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. This beer is 6.4% ABV. This IPA has Galaxy, Mosaic, Simcor, Chinook, and Centennial hops. A cold IPA is fermented at lower-than-normal temperatures than usual for an IPA. A Cold IPA has with Lager Yeast. This beer pours a hazy yellow with a thick rocky two-finger white head. The aroma is piney, fruity, tropical, and bitter. The flavor is piney, bitter, crisp, and fruity. The mouthfeel is medium. Then this Cold IPA finishes with a piney bitterness. Then you get an aftertaste of bitterness with hints of piney flavor fruit. This IPA is not a terrible beer. This beer is the first Cold IPA I’ve had. So I’d say NoDa Brewing Company Cool AF is a C+. Towards the aftertaste, it clashes with the lager yeast flavors, and I didn’t find that great. I am also over the whole craft beer industry is making IPA and IPA sub-styles. There are other styles out there to experiment with. This Cool AF Cold IPA was not terrible I would recommend this beer. Please stay safe, be kind always, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Sugar Creek Brewing Company Unlimited Juicy East Coast India Pale Ale
This beer Unlimited Juice from Sugar Creek Brewing Company, is a new seasonal beer for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based brewery. It is a slight departure from their Belgian beers. This IPA is 6.5% ABV. I saw this beer on the brewery’s Instagram, then a few weeks later, it showed up at my local grocery store. This beer has IPA Cascade, Citra, and Simcoe hops. This beer pours a hazy/cloudy yellow color with a two-finger fluffy white head. The aroma is juicy tropical and citrus fruits with a bitter note. The flavor is juicy with orange, pineapple, melon, and bitter notes. It has a good balance of fruits and bitterness. There is a yeasty and light creamy taste too. The mouthfeel is medium. Then this beer comes to a bitter, juicy tropical fruity finish. Then you get a tropical fruit salad aftertaste. This beer is fabulous, and I highly recommend it. I give Unlimited Juicy an A+. This IPA is refreshing and easy to drink. This IPA is well balanced between fruity and bitterness. It is a warm-weather beer. So Go and get yourself some. Please stay safe, always be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers
Elysian Brewing Company Full Contact Imperial Hazy IPA
This beer, brewed in Seattle, Washington, is Full Contact Imperial Hazy IPA. This beer is brewed by Elysian Brewing Company and comes in at 8.8% ABV. This big IPA has 2-Row, Malted Wheat, and Unsalted Wheat malts. This beer also has Centennial, Simcoe, Strata, and more. Elysian didn’t say what more is. But I think there may be Citra hops too. This IPA pours a yellow color with a two-finger white head. The aroma is fruity, citrusy, dank, boozy, and bitter. The taste is alcoholic, and fruity with tangerine and orange. There is a dankness to this beer with bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium. This beer finishes with a dank, bitter, citrus flavor. The aftertaste is bitter, orange/tangerine, and boozy. I found Full Contact to be average and not that strong. I would give it a C. It wasn’t bad, but nothing was memorable. I would pass on this beer next time. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
NoDa Brewing Company Lil Slurp Hazy India Pale Ale
I had the Imperial version of this IPA, Big Slurp. This beer is Lil Slurp Juicy India Pale Ale from NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. This beer is 6.0% This Lil Surp comes in twelve ounces six-pack, whereas Big Slurp cam in a sixteen-ounce four-pack. This beer has Sultana, Exp 17701, Mosaic, Strata, and Citra hops used in this IPA. This IPA pours a hazy bright yellow with a two-finger white head. The aroma is juicy tropical/citrus fruit. You get oranges, orange peels, and pineapple. The smell is also bitter. The taste/flavor is juicy with tropical and citrus fruit such as orange, pineapple, mango, and bitter notes. The beer’s mouthfeel is medium, but it does coat your mouth. Then it has a juicy fruit finish and a bitter/fruit aftertaste. This Lil Slurp IPA is very delicious. I give this IPA an A+. I highly recommend Lil Slurp as well as its Imperial version Big Slurp. I have previously reviewed Big Slurp. This beer, however, isn’t as big on bitterness or alcohol as Big Slurp. It has all the right delicious flavors that all come together for a fantastic juicy India Pale Ale that you’ll surely enjoy! Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Olde Mecklenburg Brewer Unfourseen India Pale Ale
This here is a new beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. This beer is from Charlotte, North Carolina. This beer is Unforeseen India Pale Ale. It is 6.8%. This beer has water, hops, malts, and hops (Simcoe, Callista, Centennial, and Solero). This beer is the brewery’s first IPA. This IPA pours a dark orange color with a three-finger white head. The aroma is bitter, dank, grapefruit, and hoppy. The flavor is hoppy, dank, bitter, resiny, and citrusy (grapefruit/orange). The mouthfeel is medium. Then it comes to a dank/bitter finish with some light citrus. Then you’ll get an aftertaste of bitterness, grapefruit, and hoppy notes. This beer is a delicious IPA. I give Unfourseen an A+. It delivers and has a good flavor profile. This beer is not overwhelming with any one flavor. I recommend this IPA. This beer has a nice dank flavor that is a good addition and harkens back to the earlier IPA styles. I would have this again. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Goose Island Beer Co. Hazy Beer Hug
This beer Hazy Beer Hug is part of the Goose Island Beer Co. Beer Hug series. This Hazy IPA is 6.8% ABV. This IPA has Amarillo, Galaxy, and Nelson hops. This IPA pours a light yellow/orange color. It also has a one-finger white head. It quickly dissolves. The aroma is fruity (pears, peaches, and white/green grapes) and bitter/hoppy. The flavor is also fruity with green grapes, peaches, and pears. This beer is hoppy and bitter. The mouthfeel is slightly medium. Then it finishes with a bitter fruit flavor. Then comes a bitter aftertaste that quickly turns fruity just as the aftertaste fades away. This Hazy Beer Hug was average, not a terrible beer, but not great. I would give this hazy IPA from Goose Island Beer Co. a C. I didn’t find any of the flavors off-putting or terrible. It just did not wow me. I would recommend it for its boring. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company Green Skies Hazy IPA
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company makes Green Skies Hazy IPA. It is 6.6% ABV. It has malts such as Pale, Steam 10, Superior Flaked Barley, and Superior Flaked Oats. It also has Bru-1, Sabro, and Citra hops. This beer is from in Portland, Oregon. This IPA pours a hazy orange color with a one-finger white head. The aroma is grassy with citrus fruit, bitter, and hoppy. The flavor is grassy with light orange/grapefruit, onion, and hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel is light/medium. Then it has a bitter fruity finish. Then you get an aftertaste of bitter grassy flavors. This IPA was not as tasty as stated on the side of the can. I would give Green Skies a C-. It has a below-average overall taste/flavor to it. I wouldn’t recommend this. Nothing was terrible about his IPA. It was just boring. So boring that I can advise you to try it if you haven’t. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Revelry Brewing Highly Tangible Session India Pale Ale
This beer is Highly Tangible. It is a session India Pale Ale directly from Revelry Brewing brewer in Charleston, South Carolina. It is 5% ABV, with Tangerine & Nectarine. This beer pours a bight, cloudy yellow with some fruit bits floating in it. It has a two-and-a-half finger white head. The aroma is fruity and lightly bitter. The taste is of juicy tangerines/nectarines, bitterness, and a light tart note on the back of the tongue. The beer’s flavor is also dry. The mouthfeel is somehow light/medium. Then this IPA comes to a fruity dry bitterness. Then you come to an aftertaste that is also dry. But less dry with some tangerine and nectarine flavor. This beer is a delicious fruity/juicy IPA. I give Highly Tangible Session India Pale Ale an A. The only negative about this beer is that the fruity flavor becomes slightly too much by the end. But it is good otherwise. The flavors all go nicely with each other. I also found this IPA refreshing and not overly hoppy or bitter. I could have a few of these, and I think you should too. Please stay safe, be kind and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!