Daily Archives: November 12, 2010

Mendocino Brewing Company – Imperial IPA (American Double)

  • 7.50% ABV
  • I was going to start off with how much I hate Imperials but I have beat that horse enough. Instead I will speak to what makes this a good beer. Number 1 would be the fact that other than its heavy IBU you cant tell it is an Imperial. Yes that is a backhanded compliment, sue me. This is actually pretty tasty. I wouldnt pick it over 5 other IPA’s but I am happy to have tried it.
  • + / – ??? I dont know

Breckenridge BBQ & Brew Pub – Lucky U IPA (American IPA)

  • 6.20% IPA
  • Damn it! I just came back from Denver and I didn’t get one of these on tap what the hell is wrong with me? I have been kind of meh.?.? on the last couple of IPA’s I have had because while they all were pretty good, they all tasted pretty much the same. This is different. More malty than most IPA’s, which is something I don’t like, Brekenridge pulls it off. Starts of malty and finishes of with hop based roundhouse to your face.
  • + Buy again.

Founders Brewing Company – Red’s Rye PA (Rye Beer)

  • 6.80% ABV
  • I have said before that I like Rye beers and I am not changing my tune. Thing is this doesn’t taste anything like the other Rye’s I have had. The PA in Red’s Rye PA should have given it away because while I am sure it is made with rye you dont really get the rye taste. You can kind of taste it in there but the Pale Ale side of it overwhelms the malts. Now I am not saying in any way this is a bad thing because this is a really good beer… but. If you want to get a feel for a rye this isnt where you want to go. Still it is really good.
  • + Buy again