MerBear Rye IPA was a collaboration between Coronado Brewing Company in San Diego, and Bear Republic Brewing Co. from Healdsburg, CA. The name of the beer was chosen as a mash-up of both their mascots.Read more
IPA – India Pale Ales
IPA stands for India Pale Ale. Yes, its technically a “pale ale“ but we gave IPA its own category due to its popularity, and our love for the style.
The name India Pale Ale was originated back in the early-mid 1800s, since beer brewed in England was exported to their colony in India. Some contest that more hops were added to the beer to survive the long journey by sea, but this may also be a myth.
You can find American or English style IPAs, and Imperial IPAs (aka Double IPAs) designate an ABV above 7.5%. Session and Triple IPAs are two more emerging variations.
The Mosaic hop offers a unique, often pungent citrus bomb-like flavor, which this IPA most certainly showcased. It was like Karl Strauss took their Mosaic Session Ale, and put it on steroids.Read more
Even if this review does not convince you how damn delicious it is, do yourself a favor and go seek out a pour of this beer, because Hop Boxed is one of the best IPAs San Diego has to offer.Read more
Stone’s latest iteration of Enjoy By goes by “Unfiltered”, which is exactly what it sounds like. An India Pale Ale that has not gone through any fining process to remove excess yeast and sediment before bottling.Read more
Having already tried KBS months ago, All Day IPA was the Founders release we were most excited to try next. Which was weird, since neither of us are huge Session Ale fans.Read more
Jolly Folly was not only a tasty IPA, but we learned it helped satisfy our hoppy cravings during the onslaught of dark spiced ales and winter warmers. A hoppy holiday way to perk up your palate!Read more
AleSmith Double Red IPA debuted in October, but we have been enjoying this holiday ale for years! Huh? What? How is that possible exactly? This fall, AleSmith YuleSmith Winter Holiday Ale was re-branded.Read more
Enjoy By 11.27.15 Black IPA was the first run of bottles in Stone Brewing’s new subset of their highly acclaimed Enjoy By series. Billed as the “dark side of fresh”, it was limited to California.Read more
We bought our bottle of Enjoy After 10.31.15 Brett IPA in September 2014, and cellared it for the recommended year. The beer was properly stored until opening on 11.1.15, one day after its “Enjoy After” date.Read more
We have always been suckers for rye or black IPAs, so we had really been looking forward to September, when Aurora – Red • Rye • IPA dropped. Now that Aurora has arrived, we cannot stop drinking it.Read more
We thought Tropical & Juicy was the best of the Hop Freshener Series, but who knows — it may have just been the “freshest” on our tastebuds.Read more
Power Plant lived up to its billing with almost too much power, but still managed to stay drinkable while it electrified our tastebuds with hop tanginess. At 11%, this is the only power plant in America that will put your lights out.Read more