New Belgium Brewing – The Hemperor HPA

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado Style: IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 55 RateBeer: 64/100  Pour: Dirty orange colour with slight head So this is made from hemp. While there’s no THC (or any of the good stuff from hemp….you know what I’m talking about) it does have a strong hemp aroma on pour. Otherwise this is just a hoppy IPA. Did you know that hops are actually related to … Continue reading New Belgium Brewing – The Hemperor HPA

Young Henry’s – Summer Hop Ale

Brewery: Young Henry’s in Newtown, NSW Style: IPA ABV: 6.0% Rate Beer: 72/100 Pour:  Light golden colour with a big fluffy head that sits for a while Improving their standard Hop Ale with seasonal flavours. I really liked their winter Red IPA and their previous summer IPA was a fruity punch and nice bitterness. This one has less fruitiness but does marry the modern west coast … Continue reading Young Henry’s – Summer Hop Ale

El Segundo Brewing Company – Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA

Brewery: El Segundo Brewing Company in Los Angeles, California Style: IPA ABV: 6.7% Rate Beer: 90 Pour: Crystal straw yellow with decent head on pour. Awwww hell yeah. Austin 3:16 just said I whooped your ass, with this easy drinking IPA. Collaboration with former WWE wrestle Stone Cold Steve Austin, this light grain bill with Cascade, Chinook and Citra hops is a very smashable beer. A … Continue reading El Segundo Brewing Company – Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA

Black Font Brewhouse – Cirrus IPA

Brewery: Black Font Brewhouse in Marrickville, NSW Style: IPA ABV: 5.8% Rate Beer: Not listed on Rate Beer Pour: Hazy yellow colour with a small slither of head If it looks like a NEIPA, smells like a NEIPA and tastes like NEIPA, you’d swear it’s a NEIPA. However Black Font just call it a IPA. And nice, easy drinking, juicy beer that makes you wish these … Continue reading Black Font Brewhouse – Cirrus IPA

Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Co in San Diego, California Style: IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 70 Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Golden citrus orange colour.  They call it their hazy IPA. I assume their take on a NEIPA. It doesn’t look hazy and not much different to their unfiltered Sculpin. Strong citrus flavours with orange, mandarin, grapefruit and tangerine. Juicy and easy drinking. A few of these on … Continue reading Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style: DIPA ABV: 8.0% IBUs: 60 Rate Beer: 93/100 Pour: Beautiful golden colour and strong biscuit nose  Sometimes you don’t have to go over the top with hops for DIPA. This just takes their Torpedo and increases the hop and grain bill to give a lighter colour and crisper drinking beer. I’m sure regular readers know my love for … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet

Modus Operandi – Gainz unfiltered IPA

Brewery: Modus Operandi in Mona Vale, NSW Style: IPA ABV: 7.5% Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Light golden colour on pour The can says #shredded (along with other hashtags) and I’m not sure what they mean by that. Solid IPA that’s been double dry hopped but hasn’t made much impact on flavour to be honest. Hoppy bitterness mostly comes through and the two hours of … Continue reading Modus Operandi – Gainz unfiltered IPA