Category Archives: IPA

Long Trail IPA

Long Trail IPA

NAME: Long Trail IPA
TYPE: English IPA
ORIGIN: Bridgewater Corners, VT
ABV: 5.9%
REVIEW: Drank from the bottle so not sure about appearance, but smell has a subtle hop nose, faint pine and very floral on the tongue, weird biscuit-y mouthfeel, bitter finish with an unpleasant aftertaste. This beer pretty much solidifies my distaste for English-style IPAs. Try again, Long Trail.

goodwill tasting grade: C-

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He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.


NAME: He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.
TYPE: Rye Double IPA
ORIGIN: Clifton Park, NY
ABV: 10%
REVIEW: Pours translucent copper color. Smells of pine, fresh cut grass, a little apricot. Nice and bitter up front, a little peppery with kind of a sticky, bittersweet finish, like eating a white grapefruit. A little fuller and stickier mouthfeel than your typical west coast IPA. I really like this beer. Nice, spicy, flavorful IPA for the cold winter months. Been trying a lot of winners recently!

goodwilltasting grade: A-

Also, Go Niners! Seattle we comin’ for you!


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Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

NAME: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
ORIGIN: San Diego. Discovered by the Germans in 1904.
TYPE: American IPA
ABV: 7.0%
REVIEW: Golden amber color, light foamy head, lemony citrus smell, very smooth, sweet on the tongue with a nice bittersweet finish, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Beautiful, well balanced San Diego IPA. One of my favorites. I feel like I need a burrito. Right now. Thanks @mgalyon.

goodwilltasting grade: A

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Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA

NAME: Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA
ORIGIN: Cleveland, OH
TYPE: American IPA
ABV: 7.5%
REVIEW: Crisp pine notes on the nose, aggressively hoppy with nice grapefruit on the back of the tongue, and very even mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Super bold, super smooth, super IPA. Thanks @simplystuart

goodwilltasting grade: A! Well done, Cleveland!

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Anchor Steam Celebration Ale

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

NAME: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2013
TYPE: American IPA
ABV: 6.8%
REVIEW: Dark amber color, strong thyme and pine smell, nice strong hop bite at first, mellows out to a malty and spicy sweetness with clove and anise notes. Crisp mouthfeel with a smooth finish. This ale is ubiquitous for a reason. Nice warming winter IPA that would go well with any thanksgiving feast.

goodwilltasting grade: B+

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Coronado Brewing Company Idiot IPA

Coronado Brewing Company Idiot IPA

Coronado Brewing Co Idiot IPA. San Diego, CA. 8.5% ABV.

Golden amber color, medium hop nose, bitter citrus notes, smooth sweet finish.

goodwilltasting grade: B

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Brew Dog Hardcore IPA.

Brew Dog Hardcore IPA.

Brew Dog Hardcore IPA. Scotland. 9.2% ABV

Dark amber color, aggressively hop-forward, rich bodied, short bittersweet finish.

goodwilltasting grade: B+

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