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Discussion in 'Pacific' started by RaulMondesi, Feb 23, 2020.
Good thing you made room, Beachwood just released new 4 pack today.
I feel your pain, what a great thread.
Wish West Coast IPAs weren't extinct here on the East Coast. Sooo tired of hazy, low bitterness juice bombs......yawn.
I wish El Segundo Brewery would bring back hop tanker that was by far one of the best double ipas I've ever had from them.
Found 2/21 Pupil at Hi-Times in Costa Mesa and it tastes and smells exactly like I remember from circa 2014. What a fantastic WCIPA.
At $12.99 this will be a staple in my fridge for as long as I can find it fresh.
I’m currently enjoying the same beer. It’s more bitter than I remember from back in the day, but I’m still enjoying the hell out of it. Really tasty beer. Will purchase again.
I don’t believe I had Alpha Neo.
Had it last night, you're not missing much. I got another pack of Simcoast instead.
After having my first Pupil can last night I would definitely keep this nice 12oz cans in my fridge. I didn’t have any 12oz cans or bottles till yesterday. It’s nice to finish off the day with a 12oz instead of 16. And my local bbq place has the Roustabout in on draft. I will visit for lunch today. Let’s hope the Pupil cans will be around consistently and fresh. Man these guys should of started canning years ago. I guess it’s never too late. Smog?
Fieldwork's Boss of the Plains is worth noting in this thread. Solid WCIPA, though with less frequent and convenient availability as some others mentioned in this thread.
And I so wish some place in Sac stocks cans of Pupil. If you've seen it, LMK.
I wish fieldwork would send some cans out into the wild. I always enjoy their wc ipas when we get them on tap up here but we seem to get more of their hazies (which do tend to be the more hybrid style and are often pleasant enough)
I’m curious on opinions on El Segundo Clear AF and Steve Austin. Was going to give each a go tonight, but they are both only rated in the high 80’s. Grabbed a Mayberry instead. What up, BA’s?
Having a Clear AF at the moment. It’s nice. Low bitterness and a light aroma but packs a nice fruity hop flavor profile. It probably would have been more impressive if I didn’t have it right after a RR Happy Hops. That beer was much more bitter and citrusy which hits all the WCIPA characteristics to a T.
I haven’t had Broken Skull recently but as I recall, it’s at about the same level as Clear AF. I’d recommend both.
Burgeon Keep it Nelson is fanfuckingtastic. In cans too.
Current Alpine Not Nelson is awesome.
And we just need to pin this at the top of this thread: "anything from Amy of the pizza ports is killer"
These ratings affect you that much? Mayberry is a 92 and the others are 88s, so that just seals it for you? ♂️
Steve Austin’s can in my fridge waiting to be finished for the next fresh batch of cans to be released this month. Clear hasn’t shown up yet. But got fresh Mayberry cans next to Austin. I don’t have any issues with El Segundo IPA’s. I know some here do. Some folks here like Gordon Road stuff. Or 4Boys offerings. To each it’s own. Drink whatever you like and enjoy. It’s all good.
Kukmin IPA from the Booth is excellent fresh. Solid west coast bite but complimented with floral flavors and an almost green tea quality. I'm pretty sure they get around sac and the bay
I know. I have issues. I also trust in Yelp. I generally believe in BA and Yelp reviews. I’ll still have to try these two though.
Trust in Untappd. Most data points.
Trust the force, it's the only galactic constant. And west coast ipas have the force in spades
Go in blind. Reject your eyes and ears. Only tastebuds. Trust the hops
Blind tastings > All rating systems
Seeing a lot of Cali IPAs here. Am i correct to assume that PNW IPAs are not now similar to West Coast IPAs?
Oregon , Washington and BC have some great IPAs..some that are even in every dive bar...Boneyard RPM..its a great IPA but i guarantee any down at heal bar in Oregon will have it!
RPM is a great wc ipa. You are just seeing cali heavy because this is essentially a cali only region (don't know if I've ever seen a poster from hawaii post in here) so we mostly have access to cali beers. But fuck ya for oregon and washington west coast goodness
Some West Coast from SLICE. Big Mosaic. Some old school dank. Some modern Mango.
I picked up a 4 pack of Alpha Neo at Beachwood last night and wow, the neomexicanus hops in it give it a super unique aroma and flavor. I swear I taste coconut. Also grabbed a pack of Citraholic. I gotta say, I think Beachwood does the best west coast style IPAs in the region, and the prices are also great. Two 4 packs for $27 bucks after tax, not bad!
Oh there's definitely plenty of IPAs from PacNW that fit here. My favorites include Pallet Jack, Bodhi, and pFriem IPA. While I love Hop Venom and Notorious (the uber dry finish batches), I've never been a big fan of RPM.
If we throw DIPAs into this thread then Sticky Hands would definitely have to be included.
Im hoping this is a very hilarious joke...
I think someone mentioned earlier in thread about Alesmith IPA, and I thought "damn i used to love that beer, I'm going to buy some next time I'm out".....then I learned they don't make it anymore and only the Lupped In and Juice Stand, neither of which I enjoyed.
So I bought Weekend Vibes (Coronado) which is respectable at 11.99 a 6pk.
Just finishing up my crowler of RiiP Super Cali. Another one of the better west coast ipa’s. I haven’t seen Raider Bob tapped in a long time.
I still have not had a lot of exposure to Riip, but I *did* get to try this at LA IPA Fest. It was pretty great.
Like a baby Beachwood
Ian McCall, ex head brewer from Beachwood is making his own roots in OC area at RiiP. There’s a lot of great beers coming out of RiiP. Both west coast and hazy.
I need to try that one.
I was at the tasting room last week and had 2 hazy’s and 2 west coast and I liked the hazy’s more. Don’t remember the names but it wasn’t Super Cali.
I had one of their brown ales at Brew Kitchen that was outstanding the next day.
Don’t skip on RiiP if you see it on tap. They offer mostly IPA’s. When on tap their stouts are pretty darn tasty as well.
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True this. Although I hope to get a gig working there part time as a beer taster/tender when I retire in a couple of years. And when’s your next visit to riip/harbor barber @Hype_Train?
This. Depending on the batch, this can be in my top three WC(D)IPAs.
Pupil cans located in Bakersfield, tasty AF! Hope they see distro to Sac.
I love Broken Skull... in the words of Steve himself “That’s a good f***ing beer!”
I happened to be at ESBC one weekend he was there and bought the entire place a round of it. Got a pic with him, too. Cool dude.