Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three Nice IPAs

I picked up three IPAs during a recent trip to Phoenix that are not available in Denver.  These were Lumberyard – Flagstaff IPA (6.1% ABV and 90 IBU), Four Peaks – Hop Knot (6.7% ABV and 47 IBU), and Green Flash – West Coast IPA (7.3% ABV and 95 IBU).  These were all good and I think I liked the Four Peaks – Hop Knot the best.  It was very easy to drink and very well-balanced.  The Flagstaff and West Coast IPAs were very hop focused and much bitter in comparison.  

Website description – Lumberyard – Flagstaff IPA –

Website description – Four Peaks – Hop Knot – “Hop Heads this is your beer.  American malt, lots of American Hops, mixed in with a bold pioneering spirit.  Hop Knot gets its name from weaving seven different hops added at seven different times during the brewing process.  Including the cavernous hop-back, which gets so stuffed with whole leaf hops that we feel genuine guilt for its excess.  So you know its chock full of hoppy goodness.  It’s the cure-all for hop obsessed.”

Website description – “A menagerie of hops is layered throughout the brewing process: Simcoe for unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes and Cascade for floral aroma. A multi-dimensional hop experience.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you're bringing some of this into work to share & enlighten!