Tag Archives: English India Pale Ale

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…
  • + Buy again

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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.
  • + Buy again.

Brooklyn Brewery – East India Pale Ale (English India Pale Ale)

  • Highish Goodness
  • So the last couple of IPA’s and Pale Ales’s I have had have been pretty middle of the road and this one doest do much of anything either. It is pretty good but nothing super duper (I need to buy a damn thesaurus). It does have crisp taste with an interesting after taste but ya, thats about it.
  • ? meh

Kiuchi Brewery – Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale (English India Pale Ale)

  • Highish Goodness
  • Wow that was surprising, I thought I had bought another Japanese rice beer but it turns out it is an IPA. It is pretty good… OK it is really good. It is just that I wanted a Japanese style beer not a Japanese brew of an English beer. Anyway, it isnt too bitter and it has just a touch of malt to balance. I like it.
  • + Buy again