California West Coast IPA Thread (2022)

Discussion in 'US - West' started by RaulMondesi, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (358) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    They have. Old cans at an LBS near you....
     
  2. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Defender (625) Jul 9, 2010 California

    RIP in peace never 4get
     
  3. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,348) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Speaking of Alpine, how’s Mcilhenney’s doing these days?
     
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  4. ryno09

    ryno09 Aspirant (209) May 1, 2010 California

    Just fine. Back to flying under the radar.
     
  5. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,110) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Had Rock Me All Mosaic from Urban Roots earlier today and it was an absolute mosaic blueberry monster. Super delicious. I took home some cans of their Reigning Tacos and it's much softer and less impressive. I don't know anything about "palisades" hops, but this beer isn't selling me on them
     
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  6. pixiesfanyo

    pixiesfanyo Initiate (103) Oct 25, 2010 California

    Didn't the Green Flash brewery get shut down?
     
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  7. ChazMania

    ChazMania Aspirant (231) Jun 13, 2006 California

    Yes. I've seen some really old stock Alpine cans floating around here.
     
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  8. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,110) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Rock Me All Mosaic from Urban Roots is a doozy if you like those blueberry notes that mosaic can throw
     
  9. augustgarage

    augustgarage Poo-Bah (2,296) May 20, 2007 California
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    Saw that Bullit from All Seasons Brewing here in L.A. won gold at The Bistro's 24th annual IPA festival - anybody try this yet (or anything else from the brewery)?
     
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  10. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Aspirant (268) Jul 25, 2010 California
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    Here is the full list of winners from the Bistro IPA Fest. SLICE from Lincoln (Norcal) got 2nd.

    The Bistro 24th IPA Competition Finalist-
    1. All Season Brewing - Bullitt IPA
    2. SLICE / Ghost Town Collab - Gruesome Greens
    3. RIIP -1020
    GHOSTOWN - HAMMER SMASHED EXP 586
    WONDEROUS - DDH CREEK PARK
    BEACHWOOD - AMALGAMATOR
    BLAKER BREWING - DANK IN THE BOX
    COOPERAGE - TRIMCOE
    FIELDWORK - BLUE ROOFS
    GREEN CHEEK - HAPPILY DECEASED
    HIGHWATER - HOP RIOT
    HOP DOGMA - HELLO IN THERE
    NARRATIVE FERMENTATIONS - LUCIDE
    ORIGINAL PATTERN - PATIENCE GRASSHOPPER
    PIZZA PORT CARLSBAD - LOCALS ONLY
    SIERRA NEVADA - WEST GHOST
    THERE DOES NOT EXIST - STELLER FARM
     
  11. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Defender (625) Jul 9, 2010 California

    on the topic of Slice, it appears Beachwood and Slice are collaborating on a WC DIPA
     
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  12. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,997) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Ok guys...
    This one’s really good.
    Added to site and wrote a full review.
    bistro 2nd place. Slice/GT.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,110) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Ghost town does the best westies in the bay area, pretty sure I've been making this claim since 2019. And I think it's still true!

    On a related note, there's this little brewery out of Chico that's got a lot of shelf space making this beer called Dankful. And damn if that ain't a fine west coast ipa. If they can keep it up these folks at Sierra Nevada might really go somewhere
     
  14. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,348) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Pizza Ports latest 6pk Ocean Air is not a west coast offering. What a shocker. I don’t recall PP last hazy in cans?
     
  15. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (358) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    Never?
     
  16. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,348) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    After lunch at Green Cheek CM with three 4pks of their latest offerings (2 WC & 1 Hz) and a RSD pick up. I come to find out that not only The Moment When Our Relenting Minds Calm and Leisure Takes It’s Rightful Grasp is a great west coast double but also a collab with their “Buds” There Does Not Exist. Bonus! Two outstanding breweries in their own right collaborating to make 1 great beer.
    [​IMG]
    And what about the title? A mouthful. The perfect music for this perfect beer.
     
  17. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (147) Oct 25, 2007 California
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    According to the Instagram post, not only is it a collab with TDNE, it’s a version of Psychic Advisor brewed on GC’s system but with a different hop bill. Nice little experiment and really quite delicious. Glad I grabbed a 4 pack.
     
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  18. vurt

    vurt Poo-Bah (1,694) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    That's a fine album you're spinning in the background there. Goes well with your profile pic.
     
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  19. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,348) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Thx V. In the same time and space with Rubycon & Ricochet. Nice to see you not only enjoy good beer but good sounds to go with your beer.
     
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  20. _pat_

    _pat_ Initiate (55) Apr 26, 2016 California

    Fun conversation about Wondrous and WC IPAs for those interested

     
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  21. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Initiate (179) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    This was like, so, like, like, like, hard to like watch, due to the amount of likes in his vocabulary. Love his beer though!
     
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  22. PatKorn

    PatKorn Aspirant (200) Aug 30, 2007 Oregon

    Sweetwater is going to start brewing it in Fort Collins
     
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  23. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (4,428) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    In 2012 I missed on PtY at a local bar and drank Russian River IPA instead. Little did I know that I would never see it again…until today (in cans at RR itself.) Great beer. I’d take it over Happy Hops as a RR staple.
     
  24. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Crusader (708) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Why not both? I actually like Happy Hops...even more than PtE or Blind Pig lately.
     
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  25. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (4,428) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    4 pack of cans for the win.
     
  26. augustgarage

    augustgarage Poo-Bah (2,296) May 20, 2007 California
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    Been considering an order from North Park Beer Co. - noting that their WC IPA (Hop-Fu) took gold at the "2022 World Beer Cup" - anyone try this?
     
  27. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,110) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Very good clear ipas. Some of the best around i would say
     
  28. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (163) Jan 13, 2014 California
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    Hop Fu is up there with the best of em.
     
  29. lucius10

    lucius10 Poo-Bah (2,225) Aug 1, 2017 California
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    North Park Westies are some of the best in California IMO. Actually, they pretty much do everything top notch! LOL! Hazies, westies, crispybois, stouts, and even fruited sours...Can't wait to try their barleywines in the future.

    This one was a great showcase of Mosaic hops...super clean with a piney-dank, smooth finish.
    [​IMG]
     
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  30. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (147) Oct 25, 2007 California
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    I pretty much agree with everything you said except that I don’t care too much for their hazies. To me their hazies are mid tier and pricey. I’d rather grab a Made West hazy for a fraction of the price. But their westies are probably my favorites of any brewery.
     
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  31. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,829) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    I can definitely see that logic. But that Cellarmaker hazy collab The Dank Dont Die was outstanding for my palate and preferences. I've only rated Party Cup higher than that from them, then 4 Westies.
     
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  32. JohnMpls21

    JohnMpls21 Initiate (14) Jan 10, 2021 Minnesota

    Wish I would’ve tried one when I visited last month. Their hazys are legit.
     
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  33. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,348) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Hop Fu is spot on one of the best west coast in the west coast. My first HF was just okay. It was a bit on the older side the first time I had it. But the last several times, and it’s been awhile it’s been spot on. I’ve had some bad or not so good hazy’s from these guys. And like StonedR sayz the price is high for this old guy. So I stay away from the haze at North Park. I also think there shipping is high. I think it’s the same $20 for 1 4pk as 3-4 4pks to ship. Maybe I’m just a cheap old guy? Oh well.
     
  34. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (163) Jan 13, 2014 California
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    agreed on the shipping. $20 for three packs or $24 for four. it's a tough $6 per pack to swallow.
     
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  35. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,829) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Most of the year I tend to agree, but when wet hop season drops I'm quite happy to pay it!
     
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  36. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,348) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I tend to get my wet hops from the northwest region. When available here in OC/LA. But we do have some great wet hops here too.
     
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  37. wponz

    wponz Initiate (112) Dec 22, 2005 California

    Stone Ruin10 is tasting pretty good. Who else has tried it?
     
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  38. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Crusader (744) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Perpetual Noodle’n by green cheek is really good. Hopped with strata, citra and more. Untappd says a richer and fuller than other WC IPAs. Whatever it is, it’s good
     
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  39. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Defender (625) Jul 9, 2010 California

    grabbed a bottle of the Russian River R&D 4...drain poured it. Took a sip, thought it was gross, realized it had Sabro. First RRBC I've ever drainpoured
     
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  40. ChazMania

    ChazMania Aspirant (231) Jun 13, 2006 California

    Hop Scout from Kern River and Cosmic Lottery from Beachwood both tasty clean clear IPA's.