Category: IPA

Mad River IPA

Imagine you’re in Northern California driving home from Burning Man. You pray to the rain gods to wash five days of the playa off of your neighbor’s minivan even though you know that nothing short of replacing it will return it to the condition you took it in. You planned to meet up with some homies […]

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Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Wet Hop IPA (2016)

Though it pours a rich golden color, this IPA doesn’t follow the golden rule when it comes to taste: “Taste others the way you want to be tasted!” – some drunk dude speaking to his reflection in a foggy window while holding his beer up high. If it does follow the golden rule, then it […]

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New Belgium Citradelic IPA

Don’t let the Belgium in New Belgium fool you, this is very much an American IPA. It seems that citrus IPAs are all the rage these days, and here is an excellent example of this style done right. You’ll notice that it received an above average score in each category of the IPAholic Index, for a total […]

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Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

We are disappointed to see this one earn a 0.0 on the IPAholic Index; the badge of a perfectly average IPA. Our (possibly inebriated) recollections from previous drinking sessions gave us the expectation that this would be a solid 2.0, but the IPAholic Index says FU to biases or wants. Despite our attempts to plead […]

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Brew Free! Or Die IPA

As IPAholics we are huge fans of the 21st Amendment, as in the one in the Constitution. When it comes to the ‘Brew Free! Or Die IPA’ from 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, we have this to say: ‘Drink Free! Or Not At All!’ We really shouldn’t be so harsh in our comments, as it […]

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10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA

Imagine that you’ve just learned of the impending apocalypse. In short, your conspiracy theory that a nefarious race of aliens who have a shocking resemblance to a certain presidential candidate whose hairdo is a conspiracy theory in it’s own right, have built the largest battering ram in the known Universe. They have accelerated the battering ram to […]

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Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale

The name says it all. This brew is deeply hoppy and will satisfy your cravings for a bitter assault on your tastebuds. Weighing in at 8% ABV and 102 IBUs, this beer will make you forget all about the creepy barn on the front of its 22 oz bottle. In an era where some breweries think […]

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Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter

We believe we speak for everyone when we say, “thanks Sierra Nevada for finally offering a good, year round IPA”. Hop Hunter checks all of our boxes when it comes to picking up a 12 pack for the week… or let’s face it; a couple days. We went through a six week period where it was […]

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Saint Archer IPA

You may already be noticing a theme that many of the IPAs we review here at IPAholics are from San Diego. This is simply due to the fact that San Diego is a major hotspot for the West Coast style of IPA that we have come to love. Saint Archer does a great job of delivering the flavors and smell […]

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Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin

Let’s face it, fruit infused IPAs are here to stay. Don’t be lulled into thinking that these are the malt liquor hard lemonades that radio ads assault your ears with. When done right, fruit flavored IPAs can be truly incredible. Ballast Point accomplishes this with several of their Sculpin IPAs, including the Pineapple Sculpin. This […]

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