Enjoyed. An excellent IPA experiment.

Stone Enjoy By

Type of Beer: Double / Imperial IPA

Beer: Stone Enjoy By 09.21.12 IPA
Brewery: Stone Brewing Company
Rating: 10/10
Place of Purchase: Uncertain to me, obtained by friend in Los Angeles, CA.
Bottling Date: No bottling date, but the consume by date is made extremely clear.

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This is one hell of an Arrogant Ale

Type of Beer: American Strong Ale

Beer: Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale
Brewery: Stone Brewing Company with a recipe from Bottleworks
Rating: 8/10
Place of Purchase: The Rumrunner
Bottling Date: NA

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The Wookey Is In The House.

My first rating dilemma comes along today. Early on, we decided we were going with a ten point scale, using only whole numbers. This one falls cleanly between two whole numbers.
WookeyType of Beer: Black Rye IPA
Brewery: Firestone Walker
Rating: 9/10
Place of Purchase: Rumrunner (Tucson, AZ) Continue reading

I’ll Show You Bitter

This brew is the high water mark for me as far as high IBU beverages go. And the amazing part, this a relatively smooth, if unbelievably hoppy and bitter brew. Calling this an IPA is not really fair. This is as close to liquid hops as I have found. This brew ranks VERY high in my books, and allow me to explain why…

Palate Wrecked

Type of Beer: Imperial IPA
Beer: Palate Wrecker (Hamilton’s Ale)
Brewery: Green Flash Brewing Company
Rating: 9/10
Place of purchase: Bevmo (Tucson, AZ) Continue reading