Tag Archives: Imperial IPA

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum: Its a Big Boy Beer

Jim can play with his toy submarines, I prefer the big bold flavors associated with a masterfully crafted IPA, and Sierra Nevada’s newest, Hoptimum.  Hoptimum uses a variety of whole cone hops in this imperial IPA which blows up the flavor wheel and sends my taste buds reeling with delight. I have to believe this […]

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Heretic Brewing: Evil Cousin Ale

What can be harder than going from Home Brewing to starting your own brewery?  Doing it in San Francisco!  But that is exactly what Jamil Zainasheff has done as the founder of Heretic Brewing in Pittsburg, CA, which is actually about 25 miles east of San Francisco, but still within the greater San Francisco Metro […]

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The Imperial IPA That Blew Me Away

It’s rare that a beer will catch me off guard these days – I guess it’s part of being a beer geek in the information age.  I usually know a little something about most beers before I try them for the first time, at least the good ones. I guess there’s also a legion of […]

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Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale Sucks as a Holiday Ale

Let’s be clear from the outset – I won’t ever be wishing anyone “hoppy holidays.”  It’s not that I don’t like hops – sometimes they call to me, especially when I have an Avery Maharaja chilling in the fridge.  But hops and holidays don’t mix in my book.  This time of year I want big […]

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Drinking at the Super 8–The Flagging Epilogue

I’m done!  It was a huge day of client and public interaction.  My job requires me to put together and conduct Public meetings.  It is exhausting and I am spent!  The meeting went from 4-7pm, so I was there at 2:30pm setting up, after a morning of working.  I conducted the meeting from 4-7, then […]

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