Homebrewers Association | News: 2011 Zymurgy Best Beers in America

July 2, 2011

Homebrewers Association | News: 2011 Zymurgy Best Beers in America.

This is a good list. Nice to see Two Hearted and Torpedo doing well. I’m not even sure that I can get Russian River in Chicago. It’s interesting to note how many strong IPAs are getting high ratings. I rate them highly for helping me to avoid feeling feelings and giving me gas that sounds like a lawnmower being started in a tar pit.


Beer Of The Moment: Goose Island IPA

June 22, 2011

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

ABV: 5.90%

This is my favorite Goose Island beer, and an excellent example of an extremely well-balanced IPA. This beer is very hoppy, evidenced by the intense citrus oil/rind aroma. There is some slight balancing sweetness from the malt, but the hops are are dominant.

This beer is crisp without the over-the-top hoppiness that can make some extreme IPAs difficult to consume in volume. Goose Island IPA is a good stand-by and a model of what a straight-up IPA should be.