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!
Experience: At first, I was a little nervous about trying this one because I haven’t had a lot of good beers from Mother Earth but this on shocked me on how tropical and hoppy this beer was. It was a great balance. Score: 4.25/5.
Appearance: Hazy, Golden, Finger-width of a tight soapy head
Aroma: Tangerine, Candy
Palate: Tangerine, Orange Zest/Peel
Finish: Dry, Slight Hoppy
Experience: This was such a unique beer. I was excited to see Almanac and Bare Bottle collab on this beer and the can art was fire. My first few sips I was hit was so much tangerine, I almost thought it was a sour. I had to look at the can. Brewed with lime, tamarind, pineapple, coconut, and spices. What a combo and unique profile. Definitely would want to try again not during a beer tasting night to see if my palate would have changed on this beer. Score: 4/5.
Appearance: Hazy, Juice, Half a finger of tight bubbles on the head
Aroma: Mango, Guava, Pineapple, Fruit Bowl, Slight Dank
Palate: Tropical, Grassy, Orange Peel
Finish: Sweet, Hoppy, Slight Dry
Experience: Humble Sea makes amazing, I mean amazing beers! This one was another banger for them. Even when you creep up the ABV percentage they know how to hide it. I love that they have their own take on a hazy IPA and call it a Foggy IPA to continue with their overall theme/marketing. And it works. A great tropical, grassy and dank DIPA. Score 4.75/5.
New Glory Craft Brewery Gummy Worms Chewy Pale Ale
Canned. Date Not Recorded. ABV 5.8%
Appearance: Straw, Hazy, Slight Carbonation, Finger width soapy head
Aroma: Candy, Tropical
Palate: Mango, Candy, Grassy, Orange Peel
Finish: Sweet, Slight Bitter
Experience: New Glory puts out some consistent beers and this pale ale packs a lot of flavor. The name stands true as it really reminded of eating gummy worms with light hints of a hazy IPA profile. Score: 4.5/5.