Pulp Fusion
India Pale Ale
Boulder Beer Company
Boulder, CO
ABV: 6.5%

Jon:
3.6
Appearance
4/5
Aroma
5/10
Palate
5/5
Flavor
8/10
Overall
14/20
This one is more on the sweet side of citrus, quite tasty all the same. I only wish there were more though: more nose, more hops, more dimension. Great hot weather IPA.
Mark:
3.5
Appearance
4/5
Aroma
5/10
Palate
4/5
Flavor
7/10
Overall
15/20
I've always loved Boulder Beer. Great beer and a great place to hang out if you're ever driving through! This is on the lighter side for an IPA. Crisp and refreshing with a bit of lemony citrus and effervescence on the front end fading quickly to sweet orange. Not a lot of aftertaste. Pretty clean. Nice summer beer.
Jere:
4.8
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
10/10
Palate
5/5
Flavor
9/10
Overall
19/20
Boulder Beer never disappoints, although it seems like they should have come up with this idea a while ago. But better late than never. And I'm impressed with the availability so soon after the launch.

Something Brew
Double IPA
JimBrew
ABV: ~6.7%

Jon:
4.6
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
8/10
Palate
5/5
Flavor
9/10
Overall
19/20
This is a double alright! It's really hoppy, and in a variety of ways. There's a definite brightness on the nose and first taste, but it finishes darker, more earthy and piney. Nice carbonation level. I think this is the best (and strongest!) JimBrew yet. Except maybe the orange creamsicle stuff... that was pretty good too.
Mark:
4.7
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
9/10
Palate
5/5
Flavor
9/10
Overall
19/20
Holy Hops! I smelled it the instant I popped the cap. Pours a burnt carmamel color with a nice head. There's really a lot to this one. I get a lot of floral/herbal hops with a touch of maltiness behind it at first, then fades into lemony bitter with a mineral aftertaste. Pretty complex and delicious!
Jere:
4.1
Appearance
4/5
Aroma
7/10
Palate
4/5
Flavor
8/10
Overall
18/20
Yum yum! I think this is my favorite JimBrew so far. The hops are bold, and it feels stronger than 6.7, but each bottle is its own snowflake so perhaps I just got a hefty one.

Pinedrops IPA
India Pale Ale
Deschutes Brewery
Bend, OR
ABV: 6.5%

Jon:
4.5
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
9/10
Palate
4/5
Flavor
9/10
Overall
18/20
I feared this would be too piney for mid-afternoon, thankfully I was wrong! There's a sweet orange element balancing the pine nicely. Not malty but still has a slight burnt/toasty flavor on the end. Enjoyably complex.
Mark:
4.6
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
9/10
Palate
4/5
Flavor
9/10
Overall
19/20
Beautiful beer! Might just be the light, but it seems to graduate from golden orange to a lighter yellow color. I do taste the pine, especially right at first but it fades into lemongrass citrus with an herbal aftertaste. Quite clean. Crisp and flavorful.
Jere:
3.8
Appearance
4/5
Aroma
7/10
Palate
4/5
Flavor
7/10
Overall
16/20
It certainly hits the spot on a wintry Spring day, but I think I prefer some other Deschutes offerings over this one. Very tasty nonetheless. If I could compare with the on-tap version, I might up a couple points.

Citradelic Tangerine IPA
India Pale Ale
New Belgium Brewing Company
Fort Collins, CO
ABV: 6%

Jon:
4.2
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
7/10
Palate
5/5
Flavor
9/10
Overall
16/20
Mmmmm tropical. The mouthfeel is interesting on this one, kind of slippery like oily lemon skin. I could use a tad more brightness and aroma here but I think that's just the freshness of the bottle speaking. This stuff is dynamite on tap.
Mark:
3.9
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
6/10
Palate
4/5
Flavor
7/10
Overall
17/20
You can definitely taste the tangerine. Pretty tasty, but I'm not sure I would've chosen tangerine. Maybe something with a little bit more bite. Does have a bit of a slippery almost slimy mouthfeel. Overall, quite good. Refreshing.
Jere:
5.0
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
10/10
Palate
5/5
Flavor
10/10
Overall
20/20
Full marks for this one! We had a Mango IPA last week, and this one with Tangerine is even better. I'm already ready for my second. Something about the citrusness just does it for me.

Vital IPA
India Pale Ale
Victory Brewing Company
Downington, PA
ABV: 6.5%

Jon:
4.3
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
8/10
Palate
3/5
Flavor
9/10
Overall
18/20
Flavorwise this is along the lines of the "hoppy pilsner" trend, which I've been enjoying quite a bit. Crisp and clean, no flavors out of place in my opinion. Fruity.
Mark:
3.3
Appearance
4/5
Aroma
6/10
Palate
3/5
Flavor
6/10
Overall
14/20
Soapy, slippery head, clear golden color. Has kind of a sour apple, Jolly Rancher taste to it that I'm not sure I'm crazy about. "Crisp?" I suppose. Also, a little "soft" mineral taste. Overall, pretty decent with some original flare.
Jere:
4.3
Appearance
5/5
Aroma
9/10
Palate
4/5
Flavor
8/10
Overall
17/20
Fruity and lemony, citrus-y, crisp, and bright. I value good IPAs like this, especially as we approach the natural Spring beginning (since we're technically in Spring now). The makers might be in Pennsylvania, but this one could've come from around these parts.

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