Tag Archives: Double IPA

Bell’s Mars

What’s old is new again. At least that seems to be the case lately, particularly in the Midwest. Beers that were more or less considered one time offerings have begun to appear on shelves again. Doom, a barrel-aged double IPA … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Bell’s Hopsoulution

Call it the hipster Mosaic beer. The beer that was using Mosaic hops before it was cool to use Mosaic hops. The beer that was using Mosaic hops before they even had a name. Bell’s Hopsoulution may seem like a … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: New Glarus Thumbprint Series – Apple Ale, Berliner Weiss and Scream IIPA

Literally any time I’m close to the Wisconsin border, I make it a point to cross it to pick up some New Glarus. Take, for instance, this past May. I ran the Chicago Tough Mudder, which took place a couple … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: 18th Street Cone Crusher

Where is the line between IPA and Double IPA? The BJCP makes a key distinction in terms of bitterness and alcohol level, with IPAs at 40-70 IBU and 5.5%-7.5% ABV and Double IPAs at 60-120 IBU and 7.5%-10% ABV. In … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Upland Coastbuster Imperial IPA

Upland Brewing has always been a bit under the radar. Its sour program is one of the best yet least talked about in the country. Its Wheat is the Indiana equivalent of Oberon, almost achieving the same cult like status … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting

Cannabis and hops happen to belong to the same family. Ever heard an IPA described as dank? It’s no surprise then that certain beers can smell a lot like a Wiz Khalifa concert. Take for instance the new double IPA … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn

Who knew that ninjas and unicorns were huge hopheads? Who knew they were mortal enemies as well? These two battle it out through Pipework’s Ninja vs. Unicorn Epic Battle Series, finally meeting up in a battle to end all battles, … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Bell’s Hopslam

Every March marks the highly anticipated release of the Bell’s summer seasonal, Oberon, but it’s a release a couple months earlier that outshines even that in the mad dash to secure six packs before they are all gone. Early January … Continue reading

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