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Bell’s – Two Hearted Ale

I often think back to what first drew me to IPAs. Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA and Ballast Point Big Eye. Both malty, hoppy goodness. Stone Brewing and Brew Dog bringing hops to the forefront.

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Sierra Nevada – Fantastic Haze

Sierra Nevada’s imperial version of Hazy Little Thing. A bold hoppy IPA that is less hazy but more IIPA.

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Sierra Nevada – Porter

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen or had this porter from Sierra Nevada. Like many of the early beer experimentation days, they all seemed to stem from Sierra Nevada.

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Sierra Nevada – 30th Anniversary

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style:  Grand Cru ABV:  9.2% Rate Beer:  99/100 Pour:  ***lost review from 2016***500th blog post*** Toffee brown with no head. I had been saving this beer for a special occasion. I always envisioned it would be a happy one, but unfortunately this beer is to celebrate the short life […]

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Saint Archer – Blonde Ale

Brewery: Saint Archer in San Diego, California USA Style:  Kolsch ABV:  4.8% Rate Beer:  34/100 Pour:  ***lost review from 2016*** Pale light yellow with minimal to no head on pour. This one is a little disappointing. Stock standard beer that looks and tastes like it would sit next to  a Miller’s Lite or Coors. Only good […]

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Saint Archer – IPA

Brewery: Saint Archer in San Diego, California USA Style:  IPA ABV:  7% IBUs:   66 Rate Beer:  90/100 Pour:  ***lost review from 2016*** Pale yellow colour with slight head that holds for a few minutes in the glass Typical west coast style IPA with that hop bitterness bite. Not a lot of malt going on. More of […]

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Victory Brewing – Headwaters

Brewery: Victory Brewing in Downingtown, Pennsylvania  USA Style:  American Pale Ale ABV:  5.2% Rate Beer:  85/100 Pour:  ***lost review from 2016*** Golden pale on pour with a good head that fades out quickly Hop bitterness in this pale ale blurs the line between XPA and session IPA. Crisp and easy drinking, a good arvo beer while watching the […]

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Saint Archer – White Ale

Brewery: Saint Archer in San Diego, California USA Style:  Witbier ABV:  5% Rate Beer:  50/100 Pour:  ***lost review from 2016*** Cloudy pale yellow with good head that bubbles and fades quickly Great take on a white ale. Crisp, fresh, banana undertones and perfect for watching the cricket on a summers day. Had this first time in […]