Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by AxesandAnchors, Dec 23, 2012.
Knee deep simtra
Just have to stop and note the concept, worthy of adoption: having a beer on hand to help wash another down.
Might be worthy of its own thread: What beer do you use to wash down a particular other?
In the spirit of this thread, I may just wash down a Sculpin with a Ruination or wash down a Racer 5 with a Double Jack.
Does the West Coast brew a nice IPA? I might have to pick something up.
This is at least 75% of what I drink, that being fresh West Coast brewed IPAs. No ORDER!
Societe The Pupil
Societe The Apprentice
Exit 16, Union Jack, Green Flash, Hop Stoopid
If you live in Portland and left Workhorse off of your list, then you're just silly!
PtY will be all over Portland in February.
For me in Norcal,
Hop Rod Rye
Berryessa Double Tap (Berryessa is up there with Boneyard for the best new(er) IPA brewer out west)
Berryessa House IPA
Auburn Ale House PU240
They've struck out with me on a couple occasions so I've left their stuff on the shelf since. If you say it's that good though I will give'em another shot. Thanks.
Yeah, it took me a while to appreciate Laurelwood too. Once I had Workhorse, I never questioned their ability again!
Since I've been on an IPA kick lately, here's my $.02 (in no particular order)
Pliny The Elder
FW Double Jack
I think we need a polling function with choices tied in to the BA rating database. It wouldn't be infallible, but it would be a good starting point.
[yes, I just made this point in another thread, but it applies here as well]
My everyday favorites are;
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin
Firestone Union Jack
Russian River Blind Pig
Pizza Port Kung Fu Elvis
Beachwood Hop Ninja
Kern River 5th Anniv.
Drakes Aroma Coma
some of my favorites :
alpine - pure hoppiness
kern river - just outstanding
russian river - blind pig
ballets point - sculpin
stone - enjoy by
Don't care for AleSmith, but like Green Flash, Drakes, Stone IPAs, also Hop Stoopid.
Drakes Aroma Coma
Oakland Brewing Sticky Zipper
Knee Deep Hop Shortage
Green Flash WC IPA, Imperial
SN Torpedo, Southern hemi, northern hemi, estate
Lagunitas Sucks, Hop Stoopid, Maximus, IPA, Lil sumpin sumpin
Etc, etc, etc...
Nelson, Duet, O'Brien's, Pupil, Just Outstanding, Blind Pig, Sculpin, Camel Corps, Eraser, Double Jack.
Green Flash I am assuming.
Pure Hoppiness, Nelson or any IPA from Alpine for that matter. Also Sculpin, Racer 5, Aroma Coma, Blind Pig, Alesmith IPA, Mongo, Enjoy by, Ruination 10th to name a few. I have not been privileged enough to taste Citra yet but hopefully some day soon.
Simtra is good for sure. Not sure how widely available it is though.
Haven't seen Boneyard beers down in So Cal. Hear good things about them though.
I agree with all this.
I'm having PTE, sucks, 90min and sculpin tonight! Every body have a safe and happy new year! Cheers!
Just downed a half glass of Sculpin - wow, not sure I've had this before but it is very rich. A bit on the bitter-aftertaste side for me but I can't get over how much aroma it has ... smelling all the usual good stuff: pineapple, grapefruit, liche (yes, look it up) and even some mango. Taste is not as drastic or complete but aroma is amazing.
Nothing goes down as smooth as a FW DJ, now on tap at Handles, along with FW UJ.
KRBC Citra DIPA (fresher the better)
Alpine Bad Boy
Bootlegger's Knuckle Sandwich
Drake's Aroma Coma
Im surprised to see Societe's Pupil getting so much love in here. I went to Societe on the way home after a trip to Alpine last week and found their beers to be rather unremarkable. I believe Pupil and The Butcher (their Imperial Stout) are by far their best beers but wouldn't even put them anywhere near the same level as Alpine. With that being said, here's my list.
2. Blind Pig
4. Exp Hoppiness
6. Stone Ruination 10th Anniv
Honorable mentions: Lagunitas Sucks, Stone Enjoy By, FW Double Jack, Alesmith IPA
There are so many other good West Coast IPAs that I left out but these are my go-to's and favorites.
I think Pupil is about as close you can get to Nelson without actually having Nelson.
duet, nelson, pure hoppiness(when bottled properly & fresh!), citra, pliny, jo, hoppy birthday, bad boy, denver jackhammer, citraholic, alpha supreme(pale ale that should be an ipa!), pliny, blind pig, mongo and sculpin. i purposely left out younger.
Try Beachwoods Alpha Supreme. . . .nelson hops! But more like Hoppy Birthday. Very drinkable and full of flavor. IMO.
I've been wanting to try something from them. I've heard nothing but great things.
Just had a sculpin and I think it wasn't that good
In no particular order...
Port Brewing's Anniversary IPA
Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale
Year-Round West Coast IPAs
Kern Just Outstanding
Stone Enjoy By (seems like it is going to be an every other month thing now)
In addition to RUssian River,GreenFlash,Bear Republic, Laguanitas , don't forget our friends to the north at Ninkasi... Their Tricerehops double ipa and Total Domination IPA are on par !!!!!!
Alpha Supreme may be BETTER than Hoppy Birthday IMHO. My god is that insane beer, stopped in Beechwood for growler fills of Hop Jitzu and had a taste of Alpha. BTW, Hop Jitzu may be one of the best Citra IPA I have had in a long time ! Unbelievable quality craft coming from Beechwood right now. I am now putting them up with Alpine, Kern and RR for my tastes.
Looked it up...no such thing. I think you meant lychee.
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