Category Archives: India Pale Ale

Kegging Update: Fade to Black IPA, Odell Isolation Ale Clone

I’ve gotten two of my batches kegged during the past couple of days. First up was Fade to Black IPA. Final gravity was 1.016 (down from 1.065), for an abv of 6.5%. I added the dry hops at the time … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Centennial IPA

My Centennial IPA has been in the keg and cold conditioning/dry-hopping for nearly a month. Because I’m taking off soon for a few weeks, and because IPA’s are best fresh, now is as good of a time as any to … Continue reading

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Special Beer Review: Heady Topper

A friend was out east recently, and brought me back a can of Heady Topper! I’ve never had this legendary beer before, so I thought I would really slow down and savor the experience by doing a formal tasting. Here … Continue reading

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Transatlantic IPA

“Conan! What is best in life?” “Crush your malted grains. See them mashed before you. Hear the fermentation of their wort.” It has been a long time since I’ve done a straight-up, full-strength American IPA (January, in fact). I’ve also … Continue reading

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Pannotia White IPA

During my European travels last year, I sampled a heavenly brew called Vergött White IPA, brewed by Birrificio Artigianale Lariano of Dolzago, Italy. It was my first time encountering a White IPA, which is essentially a Belgian wit ramped up with … Continue reading

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