Beer Review #76

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!

Beer Review #75

Mother Earth Brewing Company Project X: Flawless Imperfection

Canned. No Date Recorded. ABV 7.5%

Appearance: Hazy, Tangerine Juice, Finger-and-half of a tight soapy head

Aroma: Tropical Fruits, Mango, Tangerine, Oranges, Starburst

Palate: Juice, Fruit Smoothie, Peach Fuzz

Finish: Slight Hops, Candy

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.

Beer Review #74

Almanac Beer Co. & Bare Bottle Beer Co. Simian Squad Hazy DIPA

Canned. No Date Recorded. ABV 8%

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.

Beer Review #73

Humble Sea Brewing Co. Double NorCal Meds Dank Hop Fused Foggy DIPA

Canned. No Date Recorded. ABV 8.1%

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.

Beer Review #71

Heretic Brewing Company Evil3 Triple IPA

Canned. Date Not Recorded. ABV 11.5%

Appearance: Golden Straw, Finger and half soapy white head

Aroma: Malty, Candy (Sweetness)

Palate: Sweet, Malty, Boozy

Finish: Booze Burn, Malt

Experience: I always get a little hesitant with high ABV beers because it can be hard to hide the booze and this one had a hard time. Very malty and sweet throughout the whole thing. Wasn’t a bad beer just not my style and one that my palate does not gravitate towards. So definitely was a little harder to finish but I gave it a shot and they are not all winners. I have had beer from Heretic Brewing before and found them to be great beers, this one was just not for me. Grade: 3.25/5.