Pizza Port Brewing Co. & El Segundo Brewing Company Rippin’ Bear IPA
Canned. Date canned on 4/29/21. ABV 7.2%
Appearance: Clear, Golden, Finger and a half width of soapy head
Aroma: Citrus, Slight Dank
Palate: Orange Peel, Floral, Pine
Finish: Hoppy, Dry
Experience: These two breweries did it! A good west coast IPA is hard for me to find or at least check off all the boxes for me. The smell, the mouthfeel and the finish was on point. In your face, chewing, hoppy, piney. Yes, yes, yes! Score: 5/5!
Coronado Brewing Co. & Karl Strauss Brewing Company Core Values West Coast IPA
Canned. Date Not Recorded. ABV 6.8%
Appearance: Slightly Hazy, Straw Colored, Bubbles, and a Finger and half-width of soapy bubbles on the head
Aroma: Sweetness, Dank, Mango, Pineapple, Tropical Fruit Bowl
Palate: Orange Peel, Slight Dank
Finish: Bitter, Slight Tartness
Experience: Both these breweries are well known in San Diego and constantly put out amazing beer. So when they team up I know I am going to get a good beer. And that is what I got! A well balanced tropical meets west coast IPA. I have noticed more and more of this style recently. Something new, unique and very enjoyable was the northwest apples used in this beer. Really helped give it a nice refreshing finish. When it gets hot out there, this is a great take on the west coast IPA that won’t wreck your palate and very crushable. Score: 4.5/5.