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Old Wives Ales – West Coast IPA

Brewery: Old Wives Ales in Thornbury, Victoria Style: IPA ABV: 6.5% Rate Beer: not listed yet Pour: Tangerine orange with a creamy white head. The can art is a nod to NWA record sleeve and just like NWA, this beer is Straight Outta Compton! Smooth, easy drink IPA. Hoppy and slightly piney. Not very gangsta but […]

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Epic Brewing – On A Stick IPA

Brewery: Epic Brewing in Auckland, New Zealand Style: West Coast IPA ABV: 6.7% Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Light golden, beer colour with a big fluffy white head. Slightly hoppy with a nice piney bitterness finish. Not sure what I was expecting but this is cool take on the US West Coast IPA with NZ […]

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Pōhjala – Bag Of Bones

Brewery: Pōhjala in Tallinn, Estonia Style: West Coast Double IPA ABV: 8.2% Rate Beer: 90/100 Pour:  Light orange/mandarin with white head. I can’t say I’ve ever had a beer from Estonia before but if this is an indication of their beer scene, sign me up and get me over to Estonia. This is a collab beer […]

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Karl Strauss – Tower 10

Brewery: Karl Strauss in San Diego, California  Style: IPA  ABV: 7%  RateBeer: 77/100  Pour: Pale orange colour with a thin white head.   I still remember the first time I had this beer. I went to a party of friends of my girlfriend. We had been dating a few months. We stopped to get drinks on the way and I grabbed […]

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Sauce Brewing – Extra Hop Sauce

Brewery: Sauce Brewing in Marrickville, NSW Style: IPA ABV: 6.2% Rate Beer: 89/100 Pour: Golden yellow colour with a small head.  Hop driven, West Coast style IPA. Good little beer to have in the fridge for those days when work is being a dick and you need a few beers to relax. This will hit the […]

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Little Bang Brewing Company – Naked Objector 

Brewery: Little Bang Brewing Company in Fullarton, WA Style: West Coast IPA ABV: 6.5% IBUs: 90 Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Rich golden colour with slight, lasting head.  Wouldn’t say it was a typical hoppy West Coast IPA. It’s smooth and easy drinking like a pale ale but a bit more body to it. It […]

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Ballast Point – Unfiltered Sculpin

Brewery: Ballast Point in San Diego, California USA Style: IPA ABV: 7.0% Rate Beer: 98/100 Pour: Golden yellow colour with minimal head Perfect example of the West Coast IPA style from one of the original innovators. Taking their Sculpin IPA and unfiltering the beer gives the flavours more depth. This beer is what reminds me of […]

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To Øl – Final Frontier IPA

Brewery: To Øl in Copenhagen, Denmark Style: IPA ABV:  7.1% Rate Beer: 96/100 Pour:  Pale golden yellow colour. Small head on pour that holds for a few minutes Crisp and clean West Coast IPA. Hop flavour driven and a nice break from drinking my home brewed stout today. Good beer to finish the weekend off with […]