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#IPA Archives – Page 21 of 21 – PorchDrinking.com

Homebrew: Developing Your Recipe

March 14, 2013 |

While following clone recipes and recipes produced by others is a great way to get started and master your specific equipment, developing your own recipes is where the beauty of brewing really begins. The process of creating  a beautiful masterpiece and sharing something that is solely your own with friends and family is incredibly exciting. Other than ‘saving money’ which, lets be honest is not true at all, we want to make something that we’re proud to call our own. That is the joy of homebrewing. This weekend I will be brewing an IPA and want to share my methodology in hopes that it will help in developing your recipe. Read More

Ultimate 6er – Super Bowl Beers Baltimore vs. San Francisco

January 30, 2013 | 1

In honor of this weekend’s gridiron showdown we decided to showcase our Ultimate 6er for Super Bowl Beers Baltimore vs. San Francisco.  We’ve compiled three beers from Baltimore and three more from San Francisco to help complete your Super Bowl party libations.  Vote for which lineup wins in the comments section and perhaps that will serve as an indicator for real game results.

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Sixpoint Brewery – Resin

January 22, 2013 |

ABV – 9.1%

IBU – 103

Upon cracking the top of this slender, green can, the snappy scent wafts up to warn the drinker: this is no lager. The first taste is a bit of a shock – though the carbonation is fairly mild – and this beer lets you know precisely what 103 IBU means. However, once a few more sips pass over your palate, Sixpoint Brewery Resin‘s zesty bitter grapefruit juice flavor begins to shine through. This is the beer I buy to take to a party, and upon arriving, proceed to hide it in the back of the fridge so I’m not forced to share. Read More

Uinta Brewing – Hop Notch IPA

January 17, 2013 |

ABV – 7.3%
IBU – 82

Let’s face it, it’s hard to find a microbrewed beer that isn’t just downright good. As a general rule, if it’s ONLY available in a six pack, you’re probably pretty safe when it comes to taste and quality. A unique or catchy name gets one bonus point. Make it come from somewhere else and BOOM, you have the perfect basic microbrew equation – the Uinta Hop Notch IPA, an equation used and perfected by many of the vastly growing microbreweries. Why then, even when absolutely enjoying the culmination of doing the math correctly, does a very small part of the back of my brain begin to utterly loathe it? What could have possibly gone awry?

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Centennial IPA – Founder’s Brewing Co.

January 5, 2013 |

ABV: 7.2%

IBUs: 65

My latest trip home was dominated by delicious drinks. Is that enough alliteration for ya? But, seriously, I had some ridiculously good stuff while I was back in Louisville, KY for the holidays. One of my first beers of the trip was the Centennial IPA from Founder’s Brewing Co. Read More

Mountain Standard Double Black IPA – Odell Brewing Company

January 3, 2013 |

ABV: 9.5%

IBU: 60

 If there’s one thing about my palette when it comes to beer, it’s that hops and I are not friends. And usually when given the choice between a Bud Light Lime or a hand-crafted India Pale Ale, I’m going with the former. And this is why Odell’s Mountain Standard is an oddity to me. Not only is it an IPA, but it’s a double (also known as ‘Imperial’), brewed with double the hops and malt. That means it’s going to pack a punch on both your tongue and liver, clocking it at just under 10% alcohol. So imagine my surprise when I drink this fearsome brew with the olfactory anticipation of licking a pinecone, only to discover than HOT DAMN THIS BEER IS AMAZING.

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Black Shirt Brewing Co., Denver, CO

December 27, 2012 |

Can you name another brewery that specializes only in red ales? I can’t. Black Shirt Brewing Co. is doing what you wouldn’t expect, focusing solely on creating red ales for the reason that they want to do one thing and do it right.

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12 Beers of Christmas | Day 3-Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Celebration Ale

December 16, 2012 |

Style: American Style IPA
ABV: 6.8%
IBU: 65

Celebrate good times, come on!
It’s a celebration
Celebrate good times, come on!
Let’s celebrate… Read More

Mt. Hood Brewing Company: Ice Axe IPA

October 25, 2012 |

ABV: 5.9%

Mt. Hood Brewing Company brings beautifully crafted beer from the Ice Axe Grill in the shadows of Mt. Hood. Their website states that Ice Axe IPA is their flagship beer. Why would you have anything else be your flagship beer when your home and neighboring states produces the largest quantity and best quality of hops in the US? Read More

River North Brewery- Denver, CO

October 4, 2012 |

River North Brewery opened a little over six months ago, specializing in Belgian style ales. I happen to specialize in drinking Belgian style ales, so RiNo quickly became a favorite local brewery. Scratch that, a favorite anywhere brewery. Read More

Inaugural Boulder IPA Festival Part 2

September 18, 2012 |

Scott and I originally went into the inaugural Boulder IPA Festival believing that we would only receive 16 four oz. pours. So, when we arrived, we studied the list of 90 beers to star the must-drinks and quickly weeded out the beers we have had over and over again. However, once we checked in and dropped the completely badass “we’re on the guest list” line, we found out that we were VIPs.

Very. Important. Persons. Read More

Hoppy IPA Day

August 2, 2012 |

Hoppy International IPA Day!  We, here at PorchDrinking, love us some myrcene & lupulin, so we would like to list some IPAs for every level of drinking. IPAs have become one of my … Read More

Brewery Showcase | Country Boy Brewing (Lexington, KY)

July 16, 2012 |

Country Boy Brewing | Lexington, KY

This is a brewery that Tim the Tool Man Taylor would go to after palling around with Al Borland on the set of Tool Time; a brewery that Zac Brown Band … Read More

21st Amendment Brewery – Brew Free Or Die IPA

July 16, 2012 |

Brew Free! Or Die IPA – 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA

ABV: 7%

IBU: 70

In honor of the recently celebrated Amurrrcuhhh Day, I’ve decided to review the Brew Free or Die IPA. I may or may not have … Read More

Hop into Summer with Zommerhop

July 14, 2012 |

Zommerhop –  Brouwerij de Molen from the Netherlands

Style: American IPA

ABV:6.2%

IBU:42

Hops: Permiant and Sazz for bittering. Columbus and Cascade for aroma and flavor.

Background: Summer has hit and the temperature is rising. You are looking for a beer … Read More

Odell Brewery – IPA

July 13, 2012 |

IPA – Odell Brewery, Fort Collins, CO

ABV: 7%

IBU: 60

If you are ever in Fort Collins, CO, you will be thankful to find four breweries less than a mile away from each other. To get the best … Read More

Stone Brewing Co. – Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA

July 10, 2012 |

Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA – Stone Brewery, Escondido, CA

ABV: 10.8%

IBU: 110

As the name states, this beer will ruin you.

However, this is the first beer that I have taken the time … Read More

Judging A Beer By Its Label

July 5, 2012 |

A few weeks ago, some friends and I were at Whole Foods picking up some of their amazing guacamole (seriously, best grocery store guac EVER), and decided to get some drinks as well. None of us are particularly knowledgeable about … Read More