Category Archives: English IPA

Middle Ages Brewing Company – ImPaled Ale (English India Pale Ale)

  • 6.50% ABV
  • Syracuse Bitches!!! I just came back from the FAMILY NAME REDACTED¬† ancestral homeland… Upstate New York!!! So ya the next bunch of weeks it’s all New York beers. Yay for me! Any hoo, this is exactly what a beer should be. There is no powdered camel nuts, or any hint of ground up Chinese news papers. It is just a good IPA that all of you shit lords need to drink.
  • + Buy again

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Berkshire Brewing Company – Lost Sailor India Pale Ale (English India Pale Ale)

  • 5.50% ABV
  • Thanks to my boss and his Dad, both of whom are crazy ass Boston people I got this delivered, by hand from Boston. Thanks dudes! Any who, this is pretty good for an English style IPA which is odd if you think about it. Didn’t those Boston fucks basically come up with the idea of telling England to fuck off because we are Americans? The Boston Tea Party and all of that jazz. I dont think Johnny Tremain would be to pleased that he got his hand melted so that Bostonian’s 240 years latter would be brewing English style beers. Seem kind of like a cop out to me… Ha! I made a literary reference, dont ever say MachineKit is devoid of culture. What ever… This beer, being of the English variant, uses Goldings hops and while I am not a fan it is working here. At first sip I thought it was lacking that crispness of an American IPA but it is starting to grow on me. After about a half glass down I am no longer missing that piney taste of a Cascade or Simcoe hop. One thing that is awesome is the smell, that overlooked at first. I dont know what they used but this thing smells like a god damned pine forest. Delicious…
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Goose Island – India Pale Ale (English India Pale Ale)

  • 5.90% ABV
  • Thank god, I am not going crazy. I have been building up Goose Island in my mind forever and at first sip I was all like “WHHAATTT???” But then I saw it was an English and ya, they suck at making beer. I mean they invented the style but ya it took American’s to do it right. What ever… This is good for an English IPA (which isnt saying much). I dont know, it is good for the style.
  • – Dont buy (England sucks)

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Great Lakes Brewing Company – Commodore Perry (English India Pale Ale)

  • 7.50% ABV
  • Ya, ya Great Lakes is the bestest. What ever, this one proves the point I guess. It is REALLY good, far and away the best English IPA I have had. Not as bitter as an AIPA but that isnt a bad thing. It has a little more malt taste to it, or maybe it is because the hops arnt crushing everything else. Either way it is pretty good.
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Wynkoop Brewing Company – London Calling IPA (English IPA)

  • 5.9% ABV
  • This is a cask aged beer, which in my experiance means it should taste like a pile of dirty ass holes. BUT!!! It was the best beer of the night, and considering the beers I had that is saying alot. It is with out a doubt an English IPA and I could tell right off bat because the IBU’s are no where in sight but ohhhh… the taste. So good. As it warmed up it the flavor made a huge detour into something that was very familiar but I coudnt place. Either way it was really good and I really enjoyed watching the dude pump it out of the cask.
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Long Trail Brewing Company – Long Trail Traditional IPA (English IPA)

  • 5.90% ABV
  • At first taste I thought this was a really weak American IPA, but I liked it. There is a reason it is so weak, it is an English IPA. Yes I shit all over the English IPA’s but now I have had a couple that are really good. They dont have the bitter’s of an American IPA but I am beginning to appreciate the subtleties of the English.
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Yards Brewing Company – India Pale Ale (English IPA)

  • 7.00% ABV
  • So I have heard about Yards for a while know and mostly only good things, now I understand why. This is pretty good but a little strange for an IPA. It has a little bit of an Saison about it, kind of flowery tasting and not in a bad way. As a get through it I am a little confused I like it but it doesnt taste like an IPA.
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Flying Fish Brewing Company – HopFish (English IPA)

  • 6.30% ABV
  • I have had a couple of English IPA’s and with the exception of one of them I haven’t really been a fan. Annndd this one continues the trend… It isnt bad at all but I can almost taste a real IPA in there trying to escape but it never really does. It is like some one turned the volume down on all of the things that make IPA’s so good.
  • – Dont buy

Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. – Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA (English IPA)

  • 5.30% ABV
  • Well at least it smells good… Annnndd thats about it. I still have that feeling that the English (in this case the Scot’s but close enough) have no fookin (thats for the Scot’s) idea how to make an IPA that doesn’t suck. This doesn’t suck as a beer, it just sucks as a IPA. M1 even said it tastes like a mix of an IPA and a lager. I say it is way to far over the lager line…
  • – Dont buy

Left Hand Brewing Company – 400 Pound Monkey (English IPA)

  • 6.70% ABV
  • I know I have kind of shit on English IPA’a in the past and for the most part I think it is because I have just had bad English IPA’s. This one is completely outside the norm for the style or, like I said before the other ones I have had just sucked. Probably a little closer to an American IPA in my experience which is also probably why I like it.
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