Brewery Flavor Website ABV IBU Personal Evaluation Guest Evaluation Notes
Abita Brewing Company, 166 Barbee Road, Covington, LA 70433 Phone: 985-893-3143 Big Easy Session IPA https://abita.com/brews/big-easy-ipa 4.5 40 Note to self: Don't buy this beer again. Ever! Grab-n-go growler from Riverside Bev.
Adirondac Brewing Company, 33 Canada Street, Lake George, New York 12845 Phone 518-668-0002 Bear Naked Ale "All-natural amber ale" http://adkbrewery.com/ 5.2 17 I really enjoyed a couple of these at Big G's in Whitehall, NY on our trip to New England in June 2016. Nice, and very drinkable. Two pints at Big G's Pub,  68 Main St, Whitehall, NY 12887
Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, 401 Cross Street, Lexington, KY 40508 Phone: 859-225-8095 Kentucky IPA http://www.kentuckyale.com/products/lexington-brewing-company/kentucky-ipa 6.5 70 This one did not generate any letters home.
Alpine Beer Company, 2363 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901 Phone: 619-445-2337 Owned by Green Flash since 2014. Windows Up IPA http://alpinebeerco.com/windows-up/ 7 41 Nothing to write home about. I'm saving the rest of it until I have company. Anita got me a sixer from Casual Pint on 11-15-2017. It's labelled "Best by 3 Oct 2017."
Anchor Brewing Company, 1705 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94107 Phone: 415-863-8350 Go West! IPA https://www.anchorbrewing.com/beer/go_west_ipa 6.7 ? Good stuff. Las Vegas, April 2017
Anchor Brewing Company, 1705 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94107 Phone: 415-863-8350 Brotherhood Steam Dry-Hopped Beer https://www.anchorbrewing.com/blog/anchor-brewing-and-chris-robinson-brotherhood-present-brotherhood-steam-beer/ 5.6 ? Not bad at all. Wouldn't be a first choice, but if offered, wouldn't be turned down. Single from Riverside Bev. On 12-01-2017
Atlantic Brewing Company, 15 Knox Road, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 Phone 207.288.2337 Manly Men Beer Club Big Wicked IPA http://www.atlanticbrewing.com/ 6.8 Not bad, not outstanding. Not a problem, since they no longer brew it. Dunno why, though, 'cuz it tasted fine to me. on tap at Dennett's Lobster Hoiuse in Castine, ME. Monday, June 13, 2016
Atwater Brewing Company, 237 Joseph Campau, Detroit, MI 48207 Phone 313-877-9205 Hop-a-Peel IPA http://www.atwaterbeer.com/ 7 118 Doesn't taste anything like the rated IBU.. Smooth, with a lovely aroma. Very nice! No longer on the website, 28-12-2017
Back Forty Beer Company, 200 North 6th Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 Phone 256-467-4912 Freckle Belly IPA https://www.backfortybeer.com/freckle-belly-ipa 7.5 85 An excellent brew. Very smooth, nicely hoppy, with a lovely aroma. Very Tasty!
Back Forty Beer Company, 200 North 6th Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 Phone 256-467-4912 Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale https://www.backfortybeer.com/truck-stop-honey-brown-ale 6 14 Mild, drinkable, but not at all memorable. Sixer from Casual Pint in Hixson, TN on 12-23-2017
Bearded Iris Brewing, 101 Van Buren St, Nashville, TN 37208 Phone: 615-928-7988 Homestyle IPA http://www.beardedirisbrewing.com/  6 Kind of blond, with an unfiltered look to it. Not bland, but not really hoppy, either. Looks like they're going for the entry market. Growler from Riverside Bev. 2017-01-23
Belching Beaver Brewery, 980 Park Center Dr, Vista, CA 92081 Phone: 760-599-5832 Hop Highway IPA http://belchingbeaver.com/core-beer/ 7.3 65 Quite a nice IPA. Loved the flavor and hd a good hoppiness. Sixer from Total Wine in Las Vegas, 9/22/2017
Bell's Brewing Company, 355 E. Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 Phone 269-382-2332 Two Hearted Ale - American IPA https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/year-round/two-hearted-ale 7 "100% Centennial Hops" give it a good taste. Growler from Riverside Bev. 2016-12-02
Benford Brewing Company, 2271 Boxcar Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720 Phone: 803-416-8422 The Problem Solver Imperial IPA http://www.benfordbrewing.com/ 11.5 109 Very nicely hopped, this brew pushes all the right buttons. I love it! Gotta have more. 11-1-2016 Sixer from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits $16.00
Big Dog Brewing Company,4543 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 Phone: 702-940-2739 War Dog Imperial IPA http://www.bigdogsbrews.com/  8.3 A wonderfully hoppy brew, eminently drinkable, with a long-lasting taste.
Big Dog Brewing Company,4543 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 Phone: 702-940-2739 Dirty Dog IPA http://www.bigdogsbrews.com/  7.1 A nice brew, great flavor.
Big Dog Brewing Company,4543 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 Phone: 702-940-2739 Underbite Double IPA http://www.bigdogsbrews.com/  8.7 Very nice brew. This 'un has a bit more power than the Dirty Dog but still has the flavor we've come to know and love from the folks at Big Dog. Sixer from Smith's Market in Las Vegas. 20% off when you buy four six-packs!
Big Dog Brewing Company,4543 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 Phone: 702-940-2739 Lhazy Dog - Lazy Hazy Ale http://www.bigdogsbrews.com/  Smooth, golden color. Quite acceptable, but must be new 'cuz it's not on the website. 2017-09-23 Jeff enjoyed a flight and I renewed my acquaintence with the Underbite IPA, at the Draft House.
Big Dog Brewing Company,4543 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 Phone: 702-940-2739 Kibbles 'N Nibs Imperial Porter http://www.bigdogsbrews.com/  quite nice, and obviously new, since it's not yet on their website. Part of Jeff's flight on 2017-09-23, I previaled upon him to give me a taste.
The Black Abbey Brewing Company, LLC, 2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204  Phone: 615-755-0070 The Five Points West-coast Style IPA http://blackabbeybrewing.com/ 5.6 94 This stuff has a beautiful color and a very nice taste. Plenty hoppy, but not so powerful it will put you out too soon. Pairs great with Tedeschi Trucks Band and a Sue Grafton novel. Sixer from Casual Pint on 11/6/2017
Blackstone Brewing Company, 2312 Clifton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 Phone: 615-327-9969 HopJack American-style IPA http://www.blackstonebeer.com/ 6.3 60 Nice flavor, smooth, but not at all hoppy. I need to try their "Adam Bomb West Coast IPA" Sixer from Food City
Blackstone Brewing Company, 2312 Clifton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 Phone: 615-327-9969 Dark Matter Black IPA http://www.blackstonebeer.com/ 6.2 55 Sorry, Blackstone, this one is not a winner. Better than a Miller Lite, but not worthy of the IPA title. Sixer from our neighbor's Casual Pint in Hixson
Blackstone Brewing Company, 2312 Clifton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 Phone: 615-327-9969 Adam Bomb West Coast IPA http://www.blackstonebeer.com/ 7.2 83
Blue Dawg Brewing, Baldwinsville, NY Wild Blue Premium Blueberry Lager http://www.wildbluelager.com/ 8 Has a very pronounced blueberry flavor, which, coupled with it's power, makes for an interesting drink. Since 2008, sold out to Anheuser-Busch which now belongs to a German consortium. Anheuser-Busch Inc., One Busch Place, St. Louis, MO 6311
Blue Pants Brewery, 500 Lanier Road, Madison, AL 35758 Phone: 256-325-1131 Hop Bursted IPA http://www.bluepantsbrew.com/ 6.9 75 Every bottle I opened exploded into foam. The beer isn't bad, but most gets lost when it blows up. A stern email to the producers got no response. This review was made on a Sixer of bottles, which I tried before getting the growler fills.
Blue Pants Brewery, 500 Lanier Road, Madison, AL 35758 Phone: 256-325-1131 Hop Bursted IPA http://www.bluepantsbrew.com/  6.9 75 I like this brew. Wish the bottled version was as nice as the same stuff on tap. Growler fills from Riverside proved to be just what was needed to let the beer speak for itself.
Blue Pants Brewery, 500 Lanier Road, Madison, AL 35758 Phone: 256-325-1131 Wendy's Double IPA http://www.bluepantsbrew.com/  8.5 175 Nowhere near the 175 they rate this thing. It's a very nice brew, but sorry, could be hoppier. Bottles from Riverside Bev.
Bluepoint Brewing Company, 161 River Street, Patchogue, NY 11772 (Long Island) Blueberry Ale http://www.bluepointbrewing.com/ 4.39 14 Smooth, just a hint of the namesake berry, very mild. 7/2/2016 - website says ABV=4.5, IBU=14
Boulder Beer Company. 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-444-8448 Slope Style Winter IPA http://www.boulderbeer.com/  6.4 60 Quite nice. Looking forward to trying some of their other brews.
Boulder Beer Company. 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-444-8448 Mojo IPA http://www.boulderbeer.com/  7.2 70 Very distinctive flavor, makes you take a second swig, which soon leads to a second bottle.
Boulder Beer Company. 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-444-8448 Mojo Risin' Double IPA http://www.boulderbeer.com/  10 80 Like Mojo on Steroids. Just wonderful. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Boulder Beer Company. 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-444-8448 Pulp Fusion Blood Orange IPA http://www.boulderbeer.com/  6.5 52 Has a nice taste with orange overtones, but not as hoppy as I would like. Bottles from Riverside Bev.
Boulder Beer Company. 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-444-8448 Killer Penguin Barleywine Ale https://boulderbeer.com/killer-penguin/ 10 60 This stuff is very nice, at least a 4.25. I really like the taste. Bottle says 2015 on it, a once-a-year release. Single from Riverside Bev. On 12-01-2017
Boulder Dam Brewing Company, 453 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City, NV 89005 Phone: 702-243-2739 Ocho Loco IPA http://www.boulderdambrewing.com/  6.1 50 Very drinkable once the bartender pulls the right tap handle ;-) This is their 8th anniversary special brew, brought back after a couple of years. Las Vegas, April 2017
Breckenridge Brewery, 2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton, CO  80120 Lucky U IPA http://www.breckbrew.com/ 6.2 A decent brew, but not notable. IBU probably mid-40's. I wanted to like it… 7/2/2016 - Website lists ABV=5.7, IBU=68
Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street N. Brooklyn, NY 11249 Brooklyn East IPA http://brooklynbrewery.com/ 6.9 47
Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street N. Brooklyn, NY 11249 Defender IPA http://brooklynbrewery.com/ 6.7 ? A rich red-amber in color. Easy to drink, smooth on the palate, could have more bitterness. Tastes like about 50 max. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Burial Beer Company, 40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-475-2739 Hawkbill IPA http://www.burialbeer.com/  6 An interesting brew… Citrus flavor, some hints of Juniper… not too bad. Sixer from Rich Sanders, June 2017
Catawba Brewing Company, 32 Banks Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-552-3934 Astral Bootie Beer IPA http://catawbabrewing.com/ 4.5 40 Low-powered, smooth-tasting, but will  never be a "first choice" for me. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Catawba Brewing Company, 212 South Green Street, Morganton, NC 28655 Phone: 828-430-6883 HOPness Monster IPA http://catawbabrewing.com/ 6.5 60 A very nice brew. I like the hoppiness, and it doesn't have a citrusy intrusion to spoil it. Sixer from Casual Pint on 11-17-2017
Carton Brewing, 6 E. Washington Dr., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 077XX East Coast Double India Pale Ale http://cartonbrewing.com/beers/077xx/ 7.8 80 Has a  nicely hoppy flavor. Trying local beers when I can on this road trip. From the Tap Room, at the Summerset Hills Hotel in Warren, NJ 07059
Cerveseria Modelo, Nava Mexico Cerveza Modelo Negro https://www.modelousa.com/en-US/  5.4 "Munich Dunkel-style Lager" is not too bad, except for my inate aversion to anything from AB InBev. Grupo Modelo is a large brewery in Mexico owned by Belgian-Brazilian company Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Cigar City Brewing Company, 3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607 Phone: 813-348-6363 Jai Alai India Pale Ale https://cigarcitybrewing.com/beer/jai-alai-ipa/ 7.5 70 Sixer of cans from Casual Pint on 12-08-2017
Coronado Brewing Company, 170 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 Idiot IPA www.coronadobrewingcompany.com 8.5 90 Very smooth, nicely hoppy with sweet tinges, but not too fruity. The second one was nicer; even moreso was the third. (Jeff) Aptly named, the brewmaster may have been describing himself.  It's actually not that bad tasting some fruity hints and fairly smooth.  It'll never be my  favorite, but it's not as bad as the name may indicate. 6/29/2016 - Website says ABV=8.5, IBU=72
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, 439 Edwards Access Rd B-102, Edwards, CO 81632 Hookiebobb IPA http://www.crazymountainbrewery.com/ 6.7 87 Nicely bitter without the usual powerful ABV, this one is quite tasty. This is hoppy, properly bitter, and warrants further inspection.. Bottles from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits.
Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling Co., 13326 State Hwy F, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 Phone: 573-756-9700 Gunslinger Double IPA  https://www.crownvalleybrewery.com/  9 93 Yeah, this is one of the good 'uns. Very tasty, enjoyable for sure. Sixer from Casual Pint on 11-6-2017
Dark Horse Brewing Company, 511 S Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, MI 49068 Phone: 269-781-9940 Double Crooked Tree IPA http://www.darkhorsebrewery.com/double-crooked-tree-ipa 12 84 A new favorite. This one is dark, flavorful, smooth… Did I mention the wonderful flavor? Single from Riverside Bev., 7-14-2017. We'll get more, fer shur.
Dark Horse Brewing Company, 511 S Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, MI 49068 Phone: 269-781-9940 Crooked Tree IPA Unfiltered and Unpasteurized http://www.darkhorsebrewery.com/crooked-tree-ipa 6.5 48 Sixer from Riverside Bev., 10-16-2017. 
Dark Horse Brewing Company, 511 S Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, MI 49068 Phone: 269-781-9940 Sapient Trip Ale, a Belgian-style Trippel http://www.darkhorsebrewery.com/sapient-trip-ale 9.5 32 Sixer from Casual Pint in Hixson, TN on 12-23-2017
Deschutes Brewery, 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend, OR 97702 Phone: 541-385-8606 Fresh Squeezed IPA https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/  6.4 60 Quite a nice brew. Citrus flavors predominate, as expected with Citra and Mosaic hops. Las Vegas, April 2017
Devil's Backbone Brewing Company, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington VA 24450 Eight Point IPA http://dbbrewingcompany.com/  6.2 60 Mild with a nice taste, not as hoppy as I would have liked but quite acceptable. And a bit preferable to the Hop Hunter, I think. Riverside Bev , and three of 'em in the Adventure Pack from Food City on 2-21-2017
Devil's Backbone Brewing Company, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington VA 24450 UK-IPA English Style India Pale Ale http://dbbrewingcompany.com/  6.7 60 Smooth and nicely hopped, not as gnarly as it could be but should withstand the trip to the land of Nehru. Adventure Pack from Food City on 2-21-2017
Devil's Backbone Brewing Company, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington VA 24450 Juniper IPA  http://dbbrewingcompany.com/  8.2 65 Now this one has a lovely flavor, the signature Juniper predominating. We'll have to do it again, fer shur! Adventure Pack from Food City on 2-21-2017
Devil's Backbone Brewing Company, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington VA 24450 Baracus Double  India Brown Ale  http://dbbrewingcompany.com/  9.6 64 The 'brown ale' taste predominates. This one is quite nice, but haven't seen it other than in the Adventure Pack. Adventure Pack from Food City on 2-21-2017
Devil's Backbone Brewing Company, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington VA 24450 16 Point Imperial IPA http://dbbrewingcompany.com/  9.1 91 A lovely brew! Flavor is great, nicely powerful as well. These guys do not dissapoint. Sixer from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits, 6-22-2017
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Inc., 6 Village Center Blvd, Milton, DE 19968 Phone: 302-684-1000 Indian Brown Dark IPA https://www.dogfish.com/  7.2 50 Has a smooth 'brown ale' flavor with a bit more hoppiness. I like it. And since it's well-priced at the local grocery, my wife likes it, too. Sixer from Food City on 6-27-2016
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Inc., 6 Village Center Blvd, Milton, DE 19968 Phone: 302-684-1000 Liquid Truth Serum IPA https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/beer/liquid-truth-serum 6.8 65 Sample from Casual Pint on 11-17-2017
Duquesne Brewing Company, Pittsburg, PA. Brewed by City Brewing Company at Latrobe, PA Duquesne Pilsener Beer https://duquesnebeer.com/ 5 Remeniscent of the old Milwaukee and La Crosse brands that have been resurrected for a new generation of beer drinkers. Several at Ricjh & Judy's party 12-16-2017.
Fat Bottom Brewing Company, 900 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206 Phone: 615-678-5715 Knockout IPA http://www.fatbottombrewing.com/ 5.9 80 Drinkable, but low-powered. Advertised IBU places it in the "acceptable" range, and I will prolly revise and extend my remarks. Hoping to visit their new brewpub in Nashville. Four 16-oz cans from Food City.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, 1400 Ramada Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446 Easy Jack Session IPA http://www.firestonebeer.com/ 4.5 45-50 Yuck! (Jeff) Would I get it again? Not on purpose. Would I remember the name? Just so I could avoid it.
Firestone Walker brewing Company, 1400 Ramada Dr, Paso Robles, California, 93446 Phone: 805-225.5911 Easy Jack Session IPA http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/  4.5 45-50 No, never, not ever again. Not my fault! Anita bought it when we said, "get us something different." Las Vegas, April 2017
Flying Dog Brewing Company, 4607 Wedgewood Blvd. Frederick, MD 21703 Phone: 301-694-7899 Double Dog Double IPA http://flyingdogbrewery.com/  11.5 85 An excellent double IPA, very smooth, very tasty, excellent hops and malt flavouring. Sixer from the Harris-Teeter store in Chantilly, VA on May 21, 2017
Foothills Brewing Company, 3800 Kimwell Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 Jade IPA http://www.foothillsbrewing.com/ 7.4 86 Not bad, not exceptional. They claim it has "a hint of peppery finish" but I don't taste it. Guess I'm just jaded. A second growler confirms the "acceptable" opinion. Growler from Riverside Bev. Co., Growler from Beverage World in Fort Oglethorpe, GA 
Foothills Brewing Company, 3800 Kimwell Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 Hoppyum IPA http://www.foothillsbrewing.com/ 6.5 78 A tasty IPA, nicely hopped and with hints of citrus.  7/2/2016 - Rated at ABV=6.25 IBU=78.
Founder's Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: 616-776-1195 Centennial IPA https://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/centennial-ipa/ 7.2 65 A very nice IPA, smooth, nicely hoppy, with an interesting drinkability.
Founder's Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: 616-776-1195 All Day  IPA https://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/all-day-ipa/ 4.7 42 A very mild IPA, probably would be desirable for the IPA tyro. That said, it lives up to its name in drinkability.
Founder's Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: 616-776-1195 Double Trouble Imperial IPA http://foundersbrewing.com/ 9.4 86 A very nice brew. Enjoying the hoppiness. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Founder's Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: 616-776-1195 ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA https://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/redankulous/ 9.5 90 Wow! Just look at the numbers. I love these guys' stuff, and this is like their Centennial IPA on steroids. The first sip is attention-getting, the second brings a smile, and… well, you get the idea. This stuff is GREAT! Growler from Riverside Bev.
Founder's Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: 616-776-1195 Azacca IPA https://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/azacca-ipa/ 7 70 Not as powerful, nor as hoppy, as either Double Trouble or Redankulous, but with a nice taste. Growlers from Riverside Bev.
Founder's Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: 616-776-1195 Mango Magnifico http://foundersbrewing.com/ 10 ? Interesting fruity taste, with a lovely lingering hint of Habinero peppers. As a specialty brew, I like this one. Not an everyday beer, but memorable. one 750 ml from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits, tasted in late June 2017.
Founder's Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: 616-776-1195 Porter, subheaded "Dark, Rich & Sexy" https://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/porter/ 6.5 45 Very smooth with a dark, smoky flavor that leaves a lovely aftertaste. This could easily become a favorite. Single from Food City on 8/15/2017
Founder's Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: 616-776-1195 "Dirty Bastard" Scotch Style Ale https://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/dirty-bastard/ 8.5 50 This is a really nice, non-IPA brew. Has a smoky flavor that tingles all the right taste buds. I like it a lot. Sixer from Food City (and other notable sources)
Full Sail Brewing Co, 506 Columbia Street, Hood River, OR 97031 Riduculusly Tasty IPA http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/ 6 60 Tasty, not aggressive, mild flavor. Less than memorable. 7/2/2016 - not listed on their website any more.
Grayton Beer Company, 217 Serenoa Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 Phone: 850-231-4786 30A Beach Blonde Ale https://www.graytonbeer.com/  4.6 13 Won't be trying any more of this stuff, at least not from this source. Had a skunky taste, maybe due to the age or poor handling. Sample single from Food City on 8/15/2017. Brew date was 1-10-17!
Good People Brewing Company,114 14th Street, Birmingham AL 35233 Phone: 205-286-2337 Hitchhiker IPA http://www.goodpeoplebrewing.com/ 7.8 100+ This is quite a nice IPA. The numbers are nice, the taste is (to me) smooth and drinkable. I like it a lot. They have a standard IPA that's lower in IBU that I need to try. Growlers from Riverside Bev.
Good People Brewing Company,114 14th Street, Birmingham AL 35233 Phone: 205-286-2337 Mumbai Rye IPA http://goodpeoplebrewing.com/ 7.4 71.9 Sixer of cans from Casual Pint on 12-08-2017
Great Divide Brewing Company, 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205 Hercules Double IPA http://greatdivide.com/ 10 85 Oh, yeah! Hoppy, high-powered, not too much of anything bad, plenty of everything good. Growler from Beverage World,1840 Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 Phone 706-866-5644
Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121 West Coast IPA www.greenflashbrew.com 8.1 95 Smoooooth and nicely hoppy… (Jeff) Hop-tastic!, very strong on the pallet.
Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121 Soul Style IPA www.greenflashbrew.com 6.5 75 A nice IPA, not as powerful at their West Coast IPA, but smooth and very tasty.
Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121 Green Bullet Triple IPA www.greenflashbrew.com 10.1 100+ Wow! Hoppy, nicely bitter, hints of citrus. And powerful! Not for the faint of heart, but for those of us who appreciate a well-hopped brew, you couldn't ask for more. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Green Man Brewery, 27 Buxton Avenue, Ashville NC 28801 Phone: 828-252-5502 Green Man IPA http://www.greenmanbrewery.com/ 6.2 63 Has a nice malty flavor, not too bitter but enough to give it a nice bite. I need to try their seasonal "Rainmaker Double IPA," rated 9.3 ABV and 158 IBU,  I think. Growlers from Riverside Bev.
Green Man Brewery, 27 Buxton Avenue, Ashville NC 28801 Phone: 828-252-5502 The Rainmaker Double IPA http://www.greenmanbrewery.com/ 9.3 158 This one is really smooth, really hoppy, with a flavor that really, really appeals to me. Four-pack from Riverside Bev. July 14, 2017
Guinness & Co. Brewery (part of Diageo since 1997), St. James Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland Guinness Nitro (English-style) IPA https://www.guinness.com/en-us/our-beers/guinness-nitro-ipa/ 5.8 44 It's truly amazing how the mega-breweries can suck all the flavor out of their product, and still sell it based on the brand name. My advice re. this beer: save your money. Sample can from Riverside Bev. On 12-14-2017.
Hanger 24 Craft Brewery LLC, 1710 Sessums Drive, Redlands, CA 92374 Betty IPA http://hangar24brewery.com/ 6.5 68 A very nice flavor. Not too hoppy, but nice for an evening's  enjoyment. (Jeff) As far as an IPA it's pretty gentle.  I would compare it with the best of beers for yard work, probably not gonna  be a repeat buy.
Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 and 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor, VT 05089 Harpoon IPA http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/ 5.9 42 A very pedestrian IPA, neither too powerful nor too distinctiive.  Bottles from Riverside Bev., also from Thurston's Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, Maine.
Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 and 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor, VT 05089 The Long Thaw White IPA http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/  6.2 45 "The Long Thaw White IPA style blends the spiciness of a Belgian Wit and the American hop character of an IPA."
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803 Phone: 828-299-3370 Hawaiian Lounge Juice Extra IPA https://highlandbrewing.com/  8 this is flavorsome, fruity, with a nice aftertaste. Four-pack from Riverside Bev. For some reason, Highland doesn't have it on their website
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803 Phone: 828-299-3370 Daycation IPA https://highlandbrewing.com/  4.9 40 Pathetically Picayune, this stuff shouldn't be allowed on the shelf, let alone in the reefer. Never  again. Mom bought a sample single from Buy Low.
Hi-Wire Brewing Company, 197 Hilliard Ave, Asheville NC 28801 828.738.BIGTOP (2448) Hi-Wire Hi-Pitch IPA http://hiwirebrewing.com/flagships-beers/hi-pitch-ipa/ 6.7 61 Nothing special. They appear to have a problem with names; AKA The Three Ring Brewing Company LLC Bottles from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits
Hop Nuts Brewing, 1120 S Main St #150, Las Vegas, NV 89104 Phone: 702-816-5371 Hopathon IPA http://www.hopnutsbrewing.com/  7 65 1st in flight, tastes nice. Las Vegas, April 2017
Hop Nuts Brewing, 1120 S Main St #150, Las Vegas, NV 89104 Phone: 702-816-5371 Gen 3 IPA http://www.hopnutsbrewing.com/  6.6 68 2nd in my flight, equally good. Las Vegas, April 2017
Hop Nuts Brewing, 1120 S Main St #150, Las Vegas, NV 89104 Phone: 702-816-5371 Vegas Haze IPA http://www.hopnutsbrewing.com/  6 65 3rd in my flight, well done. Las Vegas, April 2017
Hop Nuts Brewing, 1120 S Main St #150, Las Vegas, NV 89104 Phone: 702-816-5371 Hopathon Nitro IPA http://www.hopnutsbrewing.com/  7 65 4th in my flight, I don't see much difference from the non-nitro version. Las Vegas, April 2017
Hop Nuts Brewing, 1120 S Main St #150, Las Vegas, NV 89104 Phone: 702-816-5371 Green Mamba Double IPA http://www.hopnutsbrewing.com/  8.5 100+s 5th in my flight, I liked this one best of the five. Las Vegas, April 2017
Hutton and Smith Brewing Company, 431 E MLKing Blvd, Chattanooga TN 37403 Phone 423.760.3600 Igneous IPA http://huttonandsmithbrewing.com/  A local brewery, less than two blocks from our church! How handy is that? And they have a very nice IPA, even though I have no numbers for it.  Growler from Riverside Bev.
Hutton and Smith Brewing Company, 431 E MLKing Blvd, Chattanooga TN 37403 Phone 423.760.3600 Coffee IPA http://huttonandsmithbrewing.com/  Picked up a growler of "Coffee IPA" from the local supplier. And guess what: H&S doesn't have it listed on their web site. A nice amber color, and a good flavor (but not at all hoppy). This one's for Mom. Growler from Riverside Bev. On November 10, 2016 (the birthday of my Mom, Martin Luther, and the USMC). Another on December 2, 2016. Still not listed on the web. Finally, listed as "coming soon" on 12-14-2-17.
Imported by Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco, CA Hardcore IPA http://brewdog.com 9.2 150 "Explicit Imperial Ale," they say. "150 IBU," they say. I say, "Whatever! Give me MORE!" (Jeff) Pretty sure this may be my new favorite  beer.  I may have to put it head to head against Hop Box to be sure. 6/29/2016 - Website says ABV=9.2, IBU=125
Jackalope Brewing Company, 701 Eighth Avenue South,
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 873-4313 
Fennario IPA http://jackalopebrew.com/fennario/  7.2 74 Beautifully amber, nicely hopped, and impeccably presented. We'll want another after this. Growler from Riverside Beverages on February 4, 2017. Specials for Super Bowl LI. (Congrats to the Patriots) Pint at Casual Pint on 11/06/17.
Jackalope Brewing Company, 701 Eighth Avenue South,
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 873-4313 
Spruce Beersteen Black IPA http://jackalopebrew.com/ 6 67 Growler from Casual Pint in Hisxon, TN on 2017-11-17.
Jekyll Brewing Company, 2855 Marconi Drive, Suite 350, Alpharetta, GA 30005 Hop Dang Diggety Southern IPA http://jekyllbrewing.com/ 6.7 74 A very acceptable brew, not as exciting as the name might suggest but quite nice. Growler from Whole Foods in Chattanooga, bottles from all the usual suspects.
Jekyll Brewing Company, 2855 Marconi Drive, Suite 350, Alpharetta, GA 30005 Hop Dang Diggety Pineapple Habanero Infused IPA http://jekyllbrewing.com/ 6.7 74 This is one very nice beer. I love the peppery taste in the back of your throat as you enjoy a nice long slug. Beer + Pepper = Enjoyment.
Joseph James Brewing Company Inc., Henderson, NV Hop Box Imperial IPA www.foxbrews.com 9.3 88 One of the nicest and best-tasting beers of those we've been drinking. A lovely expression of the hop-head's art. Apart from the packaging (I prefer a glass container) I would ask for one of these every time. (Jeff) One of the best beers I've tasted in a long time.  It's hoppy, smooth and pairs well with everything from burgers to pizza.  I've never been disappointed with a can. The bastards sold out to one of the mega-breweries! 6/29/2016 - Website says ABV=8.2, IBU=85 - they seem to be wimping out. Pints at Yard House in LV on 10-24-2016.
Kona Brewing Company, Koha, HI; Portland, OR; Woodinville, WA; Portsmouth, NH; Memphis, TN Aloha Series Castaway IPA http://konabrewingco.com/ 6 Citrusy with a hint of caramel… or chocolate, or something. Not too hoppy or bitter; other flavors prevail. Sixer from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits, 6/22/2017
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA; Chicago, IL Phone 707-769-4495 India Pale Ale http://lagunitas.com/ 6.2 51.5 One of my favorite "find it anywhere" IPA's. Quite nice when you can't find a more exotic example of the IPA brewer's art.
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA; Chicago, IL Phone 707-769-4495 Maximus IPA http://lagunitas.com/ 8.2 72.4 More powerful, and flavorful, than Lagunitas' standard IPA, this brew is tasty, hoppy, and makes an excellent choice. Sixer on 12-21-2016 from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits. Website now says IBU=59
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA; Chicago, IL Phone 707-769-4495 Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale http://lagunitas.com/ 9.3 66.5 More powerful than their regular IPA, not as bitter as the Maximus, this dark brew has a lovely thick taste. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Lakefront Brewery Inc., 1872 N. Commerce Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 "Eye" PA http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/  6.5 Tastes like the IBU is in the 60's… very nice. 7/2/2016 - not listed on their website any more. 11/3/2016 - It's there again.
Left Hand Brewing Company, 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO 80501, Phone: 303-772-0258 Warrior IPA http://lefthandbrewing.com/ 7.3 60 A nice brew. More later… Growler from Riverside Bev.
Left Hand Brewing Company, 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO 80501, Phone: 303-772-0258 Fade to Black, Volume 1 "Foreign Export Stout" http://lefthandbrewing.com/ 8.5 30 A beautiful black pour with a full head, a lovely smoky taste… this one goes down well! These lads do very nice work. Growler from Riverside Beverages on February 4, 2017. Specials for Super Bowl LI. (Congrats to the Patriots)
Lost Coast Brewery & Café, 617 4th Street, Eureka, CA Indica IPA http://www.lostcoast.com/ 6.5 Quite nice. Well hopped, smooth, full-bodied. No IBU indicated, but tastes to me about 60.
Lost Coast Brewing Company, 1600 Sunset Dr. Eureka, California 95503 Phone: 707-267-9651 Fogcutter Double IPA http://www.lostcoast.com/ 8.7 ? Really good stuff
Lovelady Brewing Company, 20 S Water St, Henderson, NV 89015 Phone: 702-857-8469 HopAtomic Double IPA https://www.loveladybrewing.com/  8.2 85 Quite tasty.
Magic Hat Brewing Company, 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 Phone: 802-658-2739 S.M.A.S.H. Hits IPA V0l. 2 http://www.magichat.net/ 5.5 45 A sweet, light session IPA that goes down easy and invites you to have another. Quite nice. Found at the perfet venue in Las Vegas in October 2016
Magic Hat Brewing Company, 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 Phone: 802-658-2739 Jinx Limited Run Scotch Ale http://www.magichat.net/ 6.9 20 Nicely colored, not  hoppy, not aromatic. Altogether blah to the taste.
Magic Hat Brewing Company, 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 Phone: 802-658-2739 Heart of Darkness Limited Run "Diabolically Delicions" Stout http://www.magichat.net/ 5.7 30
McHale's Brewhouse, 724 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415 Phone: 423-877-2124 Bloody IPA http://www.mchalesbrewhouse.com/  6.1 69 Not as tasty as it might have been. Maybe I'm not Irish enough. Growler from Riverside Beverages in mid-January 2017
Mendocino Brewing Company,  1252 Airport Park Blvd, Ukiah, CA 95482 Eye of the Hawk Imperial Ale http://www.mendobrew.com/ 8 40 Tasty but not over-the-top. Sixer from Total Wine in Lad Vegas, 9/22/2017
Moab Brewery, 686 South Main, Moab, UT 84532 Johnny's American IPA www.themoabbrewery.com 7 Tasty; nicely hopped but not extreme (extreme is good) (Jeff) Very drinkable;not too heavy; good finish 6/29/2016 - Website says ABV=4.0, IBU=60
Moccassin Bend Brewing Company, South, 3210 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408 Phone: 423-821-6392 Centennial X 5 East Coast IPA http://bendbrewingbeer.com/  6.3 ? I like it, but that could be my local bias. These guys started in a basement in St. Elmo and have since moved uptown. Edgy, and nicely sarcastic. Growler from Riverside Beverages on January 23, 2017
Mother Earth Brew Company, 206 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084 Phone (760) 726-2273 Boo Koo Mosaic IPA https://www.motherearthbrewco.com/ 6.5 52.3 Nicely flavored without being bitter, quite good. 10/21/2016 in cans at Scotch 80's.
Mother Earth Brew Company, 206 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084 Phone (760) 726-2273 Righteously Hopped Red IPA https://www.motherearthbrewco.com/ 6 57 Very nice flavor, a good over-all brew for all-day enjoyment. 10/23/2016 in cans at Scotch 80's.
Mudshark Brewery, 1095 Aviation Drive, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404 Desert Magic IPA http://mudsharkbeer.com/ 7.2 90 Sweeeeeeeet! 7/2/2016 - changed the URL
Napa Smith Brewery, 101 Yolano Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589 Phone: 707-252-4392 Hop Java Coffee Ale http://napasmithbrewery.com/  6.7 45 Has a distinctive coffee flavor that I find intriguing. I like this one, Anita thinks it's too expensive. But what does she know? ;-) It could be hoppier, but has a nice drinkability. 6/5/2017 Sixer from Riverside Bev.
Napa Smith Brewery, 101 Yolano Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589 Phone: 707-252-4392 Amber Ale 5.7 30 Single from Riverside Bev. 12-01-2017
New Belgium Brewing Company, 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO and 21 Craven Street, Asheville, NC 28806 Rampant Imperial IPA http://www.newbelgium.com/  8.5 85 Quite nice. An enjoyable brew from a favored company (I won a Fat Tire bike from Riverside Beverage).
New Belgium Brewing Company, 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO and 21 Craven Street, Asheville, NC 28806 Ranger IPA http://www.newbelgium.com/  6.5 70 An acceptable alternative when nothing more exotic is available. This one is often the only choice when traversing the hinterlands.
New Holland Brewing Company, 66 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423 Hopivore Michigan Wet-Hopped Harvest Ale  http://newhollandbrew.com/ 5.8 55 Has an interesting flavor. Nicely hoppy, with a good after-taste. 7/2/2016 - no longer on the website
New Holland Brewing Company, 66 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423 Hoptronix Double IPA  http://newhollandbrew.com/ 9 70 Sixer from Riverside Bev. On 10/16/2017.
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA), 3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115 Mecha Imperial IPA (once known as Mecha Hopzilla) http://nolabrewing.com/ 8.8 81 Quite nice. I like the flavor, neither too hoppy nor too much malt, but with a robust 'zing' that encourages another sip. 11/1/2016 Four 16's from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits $12.00
Ninkasi Brewing Company, 272 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402 Total Domination IPA www.ninkasibrewing.com/ipa 6.7 65 A very tasty beer, not too tart or hoppy but well-brewed and you hear it calling, "una mas, por favore." (Jeff) Easily the third best beer I've had since we started this grading sheet.  As bad as that may sound since it's also the third beer it's actually showing how high the standard is.  Pretty good tasting brew. Latest: Sixer from Total Wine in Lad Vegas, 9/22/2017 6/29/2016 - website says ABV=6.7, IBU=81
Ninkasi Brewing Company, 272 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402 Tricerahops Double IPA www.ninkasibrewing.com/tricerahops  8 100 Mikey likes it. An excellent brew with a very hoppy aftertaste. Right up my alley! (Jeff) For a very high IBU brew this is an incredibly smooth easy drinking beer.  Jeffy approves very much. 6/29/2016 - Website says ABV=8.0, IBU=84
Ninkasi Brewing Company, 272 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402 "Dawn of the Red" India style Red Ale http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/ 7 75 Very interesting, and in line with other Ninkasi brews. A lovely ale, if not too hoppy. 6/29/2016 - Website says ABV=7.0, IBU=66
North Coast Brewing Company, 444 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 Phone: 707-964-2739 Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/ 9 75 Very smooth, very drinkable. Nice to enjoy this one again, glad that it's available close to home now. Four-pack on 10-03-2017 from Buy Low Grocery in Soddy
Oddstory Brewing Company, 336 East MLK Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37403 American Pale Ale http://www.oddstorybrewing.co/  6.1 Opened December 31, 2017. Growler from Riverside Bev. On 1-13-2017.
Orpheus Brewing Company, 1440 Dutch Valley PL, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
"The Rites" not listed on their website http://www.orpheusbrewing.com/ 6.7 A nice smooth brew, but not one that will hold your attention. Once you become a hop-head, you yearn for that special bite that only a few beers give. This one doesn't. Growler from Beverage World,Fort O, GA. See http://www.orpheusbrewing.com/2016/01/21/the-rites/
Out of Bounds Brewing Company, 4480 Yankee Hill Road #100, Rocklin CA 95677  Juiced Blackberry Double IPA https://outofboundsbrewing.com/ 8 Suggested by cousin in California
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard, NC 28712 Phone: 828-883-2337 Death by Coconut Irish Porter https://www.oskarblues.com/ 6.5 25 Very coconutty, with a mild Porter backflow. Smooth, but you have to really like the taste of coconut. Tag line is "Coconut Chocolate Choconut" and it fits well. Single from Casual Pint on 11-6-2017
Paulaner Brewing Company, Munchen Germany Salvator DoppelBock https://www.paulaner.com/  7.9 28 Very drinkable, with an interesting, not-very-hoppy flavour. I should maybe get another growler before they drain the keg. Growler from Riverside Bev. (no IPA on tap)
Peak Organic Brewing Company, 110 Marginal Way #802, Portland, Maine 04101 Peak Organic IPA http://peakbrewing.com/ 7.2 76 Not too bad, and I sampled from two different kegs. Dunno why they insist on being "Organic;" I suspect it has to do with marketing. on tap at Joey's Laundromat, Bar and Grille (honest) in Southwest Harbor, Maine. June 14, 2016
Penobscot Bay Brewery, 279 S. Main Street, Winterport ME 04496 Mountain Man DIPA Double India Pale Ale http://www.winterportwinery.com/brewery.asp ?? 100+ We stopped at their combination winery/brewery in Winterport on our New England sojourn in June 2016. Bought a bomber, enjoyed same, will be looking for more in Tennessee. Got a bomber at the brewery in 2016
Red Brick Brewing Company, 2323 Defoor Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30318 Hoplanta IPA https://www.redbrickbrewing.com/ 6.8 61 Smooth. Not at all hoppy or bitter. You could drink this one all day long.
Red Hare Brewing Company, 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd SE, Marietta, GA 30067 Phone: 678-401-0600 Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed Coffee IPA http://www.redharebrewing.com/beers/bright-eyed-bushy-tailed-coffee-ipa/ 6.8 60 I really like the rich coffee flavor. Sample can from Casual Pint in Hisxon, TN on 11-17-2017.
Red Hare Brewing Company, 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd SE, Marietta, GA 30067 Phone: 678-401-0600 Gangway IPA http://www.redharebrewing.com/beers/gangway-ipa/ 6.2 65 Nicely flavored, it's hoppy and goes down with a great aftertaste.  Sample can from Riverside Bev. on 12-14-2017.
Redhook Ale Brewery, 714 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122 and 1 Redhook Way, Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Long Hammer IPA http://redhook.com/ 6.2 44 Not one of the better IPA's, this one might meet the requirements of A-B, which seems to be "least objectional to the greatest number." Owned by "Craft Brew Alliance." 32% of the stock of CBA is owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Not really a "Craft Beer," more like something from Samuel Adams.
Rhinegeist Brewing Company, 1910 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 523.381.1367 Truth India Pale Ale http://www.rhinegeist.com/ 7.2 75 A very nice brew. Enough hoppiness to please, and enough fruit to give a good taste. on tap at the Texas Road House restaurant in Covington, KY August 18, 2016
RJ Rockers Brewing Company, 226-A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, Ezell Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 Phone:864-585-2337 Rockhopper IPA http://www.rjrockers.com/beers  8.9 70 Four-pack on 12-21-2016 from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits. 
Rogue Ales, 2320 SE OSU Drive, Newport, OR 97365 Brutal India Pale Ale http://www.rogue.com/  6.3 46 I kinda like this stuff. Not powerful, so more like a so-called Session IPA than anything else. It does have a nice flavor. Sixer from Riverside Beverages on 1-23-2017.
Rogue Ales, 2320 SE OSU Drive, Newport, OR 97365 7 Hop IPA http://www.rogue.com/  7.77 76 Quite good. Very nice flavor without being "over the top fruity." Sixer from Total Wine in Las Vegas, 9/22/2017
Rough Draft Brewing Company, San Diego, CA Eraser IPA http://www.roughdraftbrew.com/ 7 80 Not bad; a typical California IPA with fruity aroma.
Saint Louis Brewery, LLC, 2100 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 Schlafly A (American) IPA Special Release http://schlafly.com 7.2 65 A special release brew, this one has a very distinctive, very emphatic flavor. Hoppy, not too citrusy, I like it a lot.
Samuel Adams - Boston Brewery, 30 Germania Street, Boston MA 02130 Phone: 617-368-5080 Rebel Rouser Double IPA "A relentlessly hoppy double IPA" https://www.samueladams.com/ 8.4 85 A fairly good IPA, better than their Rebel (low-power) version. The best of the Sam Adams brews; I don't care for most of their others. Sixer from Colleen Haxton's in Warwick, RI
Samuel Adams - Boston Brewery, 30 Germania Street, Boston MA 02130 Phone: 617-368-5080 Rebel Juiced IPA  "Tropical twist of Mango and Citrusy Hops" https://www.samueladams.com/ 6.2 55 An interesting, fruity IPA, about what you might expect from Jim Koch. Drinkable, but not Memorable. Sample from Buy Low Grocery 7/14/2017
Shmaltz Brewing Company, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, NY 12065 Phone: 518-406-5430 Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A (Rye Double IPA) http://shmaltzbrewing.com/  10 "Brewed with with an obscene amount of malts & hops," dry-hopped as well, has a most interesting flavor. You'll want a designated driver. "He'brew - The Chosen Beer"  This one is a tribute to the late-great Lenny Bruce (1925-1966)
Shmaltz Brewing Company, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, NY 12065 Phone: 518-406-5430 Messiah Bold http://shmaltzbrewing.com/  This one is from back when they were brewing in Saratoga Springs, NY (you know, where the ponies run) and is the one that encouraged me to try their more recent brews. "Conceived in San Francisco, brewed in New York"
Shmaltz Brewing Company, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, NY 12065 Phone: 518-406-5430 Hop Manna IPA http://shmaltzbrewing.com/ 6.5 65 This one is a nice addition to the Schmaltz line of IPA or IPA-like beers. Tastes nice, goes down easy. Four-pack from Imbibe on south Broad Street
Shmaltz Brewing Company, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, NY 12065 Phone: 518-406-5430 Jewbelation 19th Anniversary Ale http://shmaltzbrewing.com/ 11.9 Apparently the bottle I have is two years old, 'cuz the website shows Jewbelation 21 now. Bomber from Riverside Bev. On 12-01-2017
Shmaltz Brewing Company, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, NY 12065 Phone: 518-406-5430 Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel, new 2014 edition http://shmaltzbrewing.com/ 8 Not on their website. Label says "Belgian Style Dubbel Ale and Doppelbock European Style Lager" and "Malt Beverage with Grape Juice Added." It is quite tasty. Bomber from Riverside Bev. On 12-01-2017
Shipyard Brewing Company, 86 Newberry Street, Portland, ME 04101 Fuggles IPA http://shipyard.com/ 5.8 49 Smooth and not too citrusy, definitely not too hoppy. 7/2/2016 - Not on the website any more. See next entry.
Shipyard Brewing Company, 86 Newberry Street, Portland, ME 04101 Monkey Fist IPA http://shipyard.com/ 6.9 67.5 A very nice representative for the company. on tap at Dennett's Lobster Hoiuse in Castine, ME. Monday, June 13, 2016
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, 1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928 and 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732 Hop Hunter IPA http://www.sierranevada.com/  6.2 60 Mild with a nice taste, not as hoppy as I would have liked but quite acceptable. Bottles, Growler from Riverside Bev.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, 1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928 and 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732 Torpedo Extra IPA http://www.sierranevada.com/  7.2 65 Mild, very tasty. Hoppier than the Hop Hunter which is a good thing. Bottles, Growler from Riverside Bev.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, 1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928 and 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732 2017 Black IPA http://www.sierranevada.com/  6.9 "New," they say. But the website doesn't list the IBU. To my taste, seems like maybe 50-60. More would be better, but this isn't too bad. Good that they put in some Torpedo Extras in the pack. From their 4-way IPA package, including Torpedo Extra IPA, Black IPA, Peach IPA, and German Style IPA. May 2017
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, 1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928 and 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732 2017 Peach IPA http://www.sierranevada.com/  5.8 "Fruit & Hop Ale." Meh! From their 4-way IPA package, including Torpedo Extra IPA, Black IPA, Peach IPA, and German Style IPA. May 2017
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, 1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928 and 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732 2017 German Style IPA http://www.sierranevada.com/  6.1 I don't remember hearing that the Germans ever brewed IPA. Needs more development if they want to sell more to me. From their 4-way IPA package, including Torpedo Extra IPA, Black IPA, Peach IPA, and German Style IPA. May 2017
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, 1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928 and 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732 2017 Celebration Fresh-Hop IPA (a seasonal brew) https://sierranevada.com/beer/seasonal/celebration-ipa 6.8 65 This stuff is quite nice, and reasonably priced at the local grocery store. Sixer from Food City in Soddy, 12-11-2017
Sixpoint Brewery, 40 Van Dyke St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 Phone: 347-227-8676 Resin http://sixpoint.com/beers/resin/ 9.1 103 I like this one a lot. Very smooth and nicely hoppy, for my money this is a "go to" brew. Just look at those numbers. And it tastes wonderful! Bottles from Total Wine in Henderson, NV. Cans from Riverside Beverages in Chattanooga. It's all GOOD!
Sixpoint Brewery, 40 Van Dyke St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 Phone: 347-227-8676 Bengali IPA http://sixpoint.com/beers/bengali/ 6.6 66 Sixer from Casual Pint in Hixson, TN on 12-23-2017
Smuttynose Brewing Company, 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton NH 03842 Bouncy House IPA https://smuttynose.com/  4.3 84 Very clean. Wouldn't be my first choice but in the absense of another IPA I'd take one every time. 7/2/2106 - not listed on their website any more
Smuttynose Brewing Company, 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton NH 03842 Finest Kind IPA https://smuttynose.com/  6.9 73.5 A very nice IPA, preferable to their Bouncy House version. Nevertheless, has a smooth finish and agreeable taste.
Southern Tier Brewing Company, 2072 Stoneman Circle, Lakewood, NY 14750 2XIPA http://www.stbcbeer.com/ 8.2 A nice citrus taste Bottles from Riverside Bev. Bottles from Gordie's IGA.
Southern Prohibition Brewing, 301 Mobile Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Phone: 601-584-7877 Mississippi Fire Ant Imperial Red IPA http://soprobrewing.com/beer 8 80 Doesn't taste nearly as interesting as the IBU rating would suggest. It's quite a nice brew, one I would ask for again, but not over-the-top. That said, as I finished the foursome, I was ready for another. Four-pack of pints from Imbibe on South Broad Street
Southern Prohibition Brewing, 301 Mobile Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Phone: 601-584-7877 Crowd Control Imperial IPA http://soprobrewing.com/beer 8 It's got a nice flavor. I like it quite a lot, and like the Fire Ant, it has much to recommend it. "Here, try one of these.." from my friend at Riverside Beverages. Thanks!
Southern Prohibition Brewing, 301 Mobile Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Phone: 601-584-7877 Jack the Sipper ESB (Extra Strong Bitter, or Extra Special Bitter) http://soprobrewing.com/beer 5.3 40 A nice enough beer. While I prefer an IPA, this one is a nice alternative for once-in-a-while. Sample from Casual Pint in Hixson, TN on 2017-11-17. Not on the brewery's website any more.
Studio Brew, 221 Moore St, Bristol, VA 24201 Phone: 423-360-3258 "The Ferguson" Oatmeal Chocolate Milk Stout http://www.studiobrew.beer/beers/the-ferguson/ 6.1 23 Sample from Casual Pint in Hixson, TN on 2017-11-17.
Squatters Pub Brewery (part of Utah Brewers Cooperative), 147 West Broadway 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Phone: 801-363-2739 Hop Rising Double IPA https://www.squatters.com/  9 72 Very nice stuff. Really, I'm ready to move to SLC so I can enjoy an uninterupted supply. Utah Brewers Cooperative, 1763 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Phone: 801-466-8855 Las Vegas, April 2017 (see an earlier review, below, under Utah Brewers Coop)
Starr Hill Brewery LLC, 5391 Three Notched Road, Crozet, VA 22932 Northern Lights IPA http://www.starrhill.com/  6.5 52 Meh! Nice, but nothing special. 7/2/2016 - Website says they've upped the IBU to 55.
Starr Hill Brewery LLC, 5391 Three Notched Road, Crozet, VA 22932 Reviver Red IPA http://www.starrhill.com/  6.2 45 see previoius entry.
Starr Hill Brewery LLC, 5391 Three Notched Road, Crozet, VA 22932 Mango Habanero IPA http://www.starrhill.com/  8 58 Now this one is NICE, with a lovely hot pepper aftertaste. They collaborated (it says) with Brothers Craft Brewing and appear to have done it right. Warms the belly very nicely. Growler from Riverside Bev. Unfortunately, I don't find this one on their website on 7/2/2016. I could cry!
Starr Hill Brewery LLC, 5391 Three Notched Road, Crozet, VA 22932 Double Platinum Imperial IPA http://www.starrhill.com/  8.6 80 Yeah, this one will do. Rated 3.75 on Untappd, "adequate but not inspirational." 9-14-2017 Four singles from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Enjoy by 12.25.15 IPA http://www.stonebrewing.com/  9.4 100+ Release date Nov 20, 2015. A double IPA, with 13 varieties of hops. We drank it on 1.23.16, and it hadn't turned bad. Not bad, at all. One might even say, Great! A sixer while visiting kinfolk in Las Vegas
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Enjoy by 11.25.16 IPA http://www.stonebrewing.com/  9.4 90 Release date Oct 21, 2016. Ten different hops in this iteration, first bottle tapped on 11.15.16. Very nice stuff. A sixer from Riverside Bev.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Ruination Double IPA 2.0 http://www.stonebrewing.com/  8.5 100+ Release date Apr 20, 2015. 2.0 is a revision of what started out as a wonderful brew, and it continues in that vein. Very smooth, very enjoyable. A sixer from Riverside Bev. More later. And on 6/5/2017 another sixer from Riverside Bev.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Enjoy by 02.14.17 Chocolate & Coffee Double IPA http://www.stonebrewing.com/  9.4 90 Release date Jan 8, 2017. Twelve different hops in this iteration. An excellent brew, gotta get more. Two sixers from Riverside Beverages on 1-23-2017.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Go To IPA,  "A Vibrant, Hop-bursted Session IPA" http://www.stonebrewing.com/  4.8 65 I like most IPA offerings from Stone, but this one doesn't come anywhere near their "Enjoy By" series  or the Ruinations. When they say "Session IPA," they mean "watery." A sixer of 16-oz cans from our neighbor's new Casual Pint store in Hixson.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Delicious IPA "Crafted to reduce gluten." http://www.stonebrewing.com/  7.7 75 Stone does a good job of making excellent IPA's. This is one of them, not as heavy as their Ruination, but very, very nice. Even without gluten, which I love. A case of 24, with four different IPA's, from (wait for it) our local Costco store.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Pataskala Red X  IPA http://www.stonebrewing.com/  7.3 75 I almost always love Stone's usually excellent IPA's. This 'un is dry hopped, and has lovely overtones. Memo to self: Get some more! A case of 24, with four different IPA's, from (wait for it) our local Costco store. Then, on 6/5/2017, a Sixer from Riverside Bev.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Hop Revolver  IPA "Loaded with Loral" http://www.stonebrewing.com/  7.7 80 Another version of Stone's excellent IPA's. I love this one, too. A case of 24, with four different IPA's, from (wait for it) our local Costco store.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Mocha  IPA "Style-defying Double IPA with Cacao and Coffee" http://www.stonebrewing.com/  9 80 Very nice flavor, typical of Stone's excellent IPA's. Must have more. (Later) has a distinctly peppery aftertaste that I really enjoy. Sixer from Riverside Bev. as a special treat to myself, when I finished my jury service on 8/3/2017. Another on 10/16/2017.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Stone RuinTen Triple IPA http://www.stonebrewing.com/  10.8 110 "DOUBLE DRY-HOPPED W/ CENTENNIAL & CITRA" and does it ever work. This is one of the best you will ever taste. Bomber from Total Wine in Las Vegas, 9/4/2017.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Stone Fruitallica Double IPA http://www.stonebrewing.com/  8 80 Beavertown / Garage Project / Stone Collaboration makes a tropical double IPA with a death metal kick to the codpiece.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Enjoy By 10.31.17 IPA http://www.stonebrewing.com/  9.4 90 I like it. Sixer from Riverside Bev. On 10/16/2017. Sixer from Casual Pint on 11/6/2017
Stone Arch Brew House, 1004 South Olde Oneida Street, Appleton WI 54915 Phone 920-731-3322 Pie-eyed India Pale Ale http://www.stonecellarbrewpub.com/ 6.2 55 Not too hoppy, with a smooth drinkability. I could do this one again. Two pints at the Stone Cellar Brewpub in Appleton on 8/14/2016, with Brad and Jenny.
Straight to Ale Brewing Co, 3200 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville AL 35801 Unobtainium Barrel-aged Old Ale http://straighttoale.com/ 11.5 68 Aged six months in a Bourbon barrel, this stuff is the Real Deal. Not your every-day beer, but very nice to pair with cheese or dessert. Bottles and growler from Riverside Bev.
Surly brewing Company, 520 Malcolm Street, Minneapolis MN 55414 Furious - Hybrid of American IPA and English ESB http://surlybrewing.com/ 6.6 A nice smooth, somewhat hoppy brew, a "Hybrid of American IPA and English ESB" that is eminently drinkable. I love it! 8-13-2016 On tap at Pier 500 restaurant in Hudson WI, cans from Gordies IGA in Chippewa Falls WI
Sweetwater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 Hash Brown Hop Hash Infused India Brown Ale http://sweetwaterbrew.com/  6.2 60 If you don't like a brew that's really hoppy, this may be a good introduction. Has some of the qualities of Hop Hash Double IPA, at a lower level of intensity.
Sweetwater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 Hop Hash Double IPA http://sweetwaterbrew.com/  7.8 100 This one is very nice. Doesn't take too much of this to satisfy, and it definitely satisfies. Love it. Don't fall for their other "Hash" offerings.
Sweetwater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 Hash Session IPA http://sweetwaterbrew.com/  4.2 55 Nope. Sorry, guys, this one doesn't get it.
Sweetwater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 Whiplash IPA http://sweetwaterbrew.com/  6.3 55 A nice american-style Belgian IPA good for more than one at a time. Quite enjoyable. Bottles and growler from Riverside Bev.
Sweetwater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 Goin' Coastal IPA http://sweetwaterbrew.com/  6.1 50 They call it a "pineapple-laced IPA" but that may be overstatement both on the "pineapple-laced" and the "IPA" part. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Sweetwater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 TripleTail Tropical IPA "Catch and Release Seasonal" http://sweetwaterbrew.com/  5.5 57 Two is enough. Nothing special here at all. Two from the local grocery, July 12, 2017
Squatters Craft Beer, 147 West Broadway (300 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84010 Hop Rising Double IPA http://squatters.com/  9 72 Very nice.
Tallgrass Brewing Company, 5960 Dry Hop Circle, Manhattan, KS 66503 Phone: 785-537-1131 Top Rope IPA http://tallgrassbeer.com/ 6 77 This one is fairly pedestrian, but more than acceptable for a midwestern brew. I hope they keep it in stock. Four 16's from Food World Market in Soddy Daisy, TN
Terrapin Beer Company, 265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30607 Hopsecutioner http://terrapinbeer.com/  7.3 71 I love this one. Hicely hoppy, citrus doesn't overpower it.  Growler from Riverside Bev., sixers from local groceries and on 6/5/2017 another sixer from Riverside Bev.
Terrapin Beer Company, 265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30607 HI-5 IPA http://terrapinbeer.com/ 5.9 80 I like the Hopsecutioner better. This one would not be a first choice, but is very drinkable. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Terrapin Beer Company, 265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30607 Mosaic Red Rye IPA http://terrapinbeer.com/ 6.3 75 Very pretty color, and a very nice taste. Need to compare the two, but I think Hopsecutioner edges it out. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co., 5901 California Avenue, Suite 105, Nashville, TN 37209 Another Way to Rye IPA http://www.turtleanarchy.com/ 6 60 Nicely bitter, with a lasting taste. Growler and cans from Riverside Bev.
Uinta Brewing Company, 1722 South Fremont Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 Phone 801-467-0909 Hop Nosh IPA http://www.uintabrewing.com/ 7.3 82.4 Various times in Las Vegas, and finally a Sixer from Food City on 6/27/2017
Utah Brewers Cooperative,1763 South 300 West,Salt Lake City, 84115,Phone: 801-466-8855 Hop Rising Double IPA http://www.squatters.com/ 9 72 Call it Utah Brewers, call it Squatter's Brewery, it's still a very nice brew. A nice nose, lovely taste, and a tasty hoppiness that lingers. Very good!
Valkerie Brewing Company, Dallas WI Raven Queen Black IPA http://www.valkyriebrewery.com/ 5 This is a "Black Wheat IPA with Black Licorice" and I love it.The hint of licorice doesn't cover up the hoppy goodness; it's lovely.
Valkerie Brewing Company, Dallas WI Hot Chocolate http://www.valkyriebrewery.com/ 5 This one is a Hot Chocolate Stout. A very nice stout, with a taste of chocolate, and a wonderful Cayenne pepper added to give it a taste you'll not forget.
Victory Brewing Company, 420 Acorn Lane,
Downingtown, PA 19335
DirtWolf Double IPA http://www.victorybeer.com/beers/dirtwolf-double-ipa/ 8.7 65 This one is pretty good, but not, IMO, outstanding. I may need to revise and extend my comments after the second glass… OK, I do like the hint of citrus. The last glass was better than the first. And I've reached the bottom of the jug. Growler from Beverage World,1840 Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 Phone 706-866-5644
Wachussett Brewing Company, 175 State Road East, Westminster, Massachusetts 01473 Green Monsta IPA http://www.wachusettbrew.com/ 6.1 55 A fairly pedestrian version of the IPA we all love to test and protest, this one will generate no letters to the home farm. on tap at the Black Rose Pub in Boston, Mass. Saturday, June 11, 2016
Wiseacre Brewing Company, 2783 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112 Phone 901-888-7000 Ananda India Pale Ale https://wiseacrebrew.com/beer/ananda/ 6.1 75 Not outstanding, but nice. Growler from Riverside Bev. 2016-12-02
Wiseacre Brewing Company, 2783 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112 Phone 901-888-7000 "Gotta Get Up to Get Down" Coffee Milk Stout https://wiseacrebrew.com/beer/gotta-get-up-to-get-down/ 5 15 This stuff is very nice, for a Stout. I like it a lot. Sample from Casual Pint in Hisxon, TN on 2017-11-17.
Wiseacre Brewing Company, 2783 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112 Phone 901-888-7000 Oktoberfest Gemütlichkeit Marzan - German Lager https://wiseacrebrew.com/beer/oktoberfest/ 5.9 24 Plenty of flavor, but not all that tasty. Sample can from Riverside Bev. On 12-14-2017.
World Brews = Genessee Brewing Company, 445 Saint Paul Street, Rochester, New York, 14605 DieselPunk Double IPA http://www.dieselpunkbrew.com/ 8.5 I like it a lot. It's from the old Genessee Brewery in Rochester NY, and this one does them proud. Porter Likes it! Sixer of Cans from Smith's Market in Las Vegas. "World Brews, Rochester NY" is the old Genessee Brewing Company. Fond memories from my school days in Syracuse.
Yazoo Brewing Company, 910 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203 Hop Project Brewmaster Series http://yazoobrew.com/ 5.7 75 and up Each version of Hop Project is a little bit, but not totally different. I found this stuff at about version 72; the latest I've had is 83. Its very smooth, my go-to brew when I can't find something new. Caveat to the evaluation: see below re. "Hop Perfect"
Yazoo Brewing Company, 910 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203 Hop Perfect IPA http://yazoobrew.com/ 5.5 75 The claim on the bottle is that "after eight years and 86 unique versions of our Hop Project series, we believe we have hit upon the perfect blend of hops for our year-round IPA." Not sure I agree yet. Not on the web site as of April 1, 2016. 7/2/2016 - on the Website, listed at IBU=75+ and ABV=5.5. "An easy-drinking India Pale Ale, made with Citra and Mosaic hops that lend a citrus and graprfruit aroma to an already well-balanced lighter bodied beer."
Yee-Haw Brewing Company, 126 Buffalo St, Johnson City, TN 37604 Phone: 423-328-9192 Big Hoppa Double IPA http://yeehawbrewing.com/ 8.5 60 Nice, about a Four. Has a decent flavor and nicely hopped. Very satisfactory. Further research solidifies the initial appraisal: it's good stuff. And, it's almost local. Four-pack from Casual Pint on 12-08-2017
Yellowhammer Brewing LLC, 2600 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805 Phone: 256-489-3510 Tobacco Road Imperial Amber Ale http://www.yellowhammerbrewery.com/  9.4 ? Now this is a fine brew. Has a smoky mouth, with a fine hoppy bite. Love it! Single from Riverside Bev. On 12-01-2017
LIST OF FAVORITE BREWS
Dark Horse Brewing Company, 511 S Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, MI 49068 Phone: 269-781-9940 Double Crooked Tree IPA http://www.darkhorsebrewery.com/  12 84 A new favorite. This one is dark, flavorful, smooth… Did I mention the wonderful flavor? Single from Riverside Bev., 7/14/2017. We'll get more, fer shur.
Imported by Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco, CA Hardcore IPA http://brewdog.com 9.2 150 "Explicit Imperial Ale," they say. "150 IBU," they say. I say, "Whatever! Give me MORE!" (Jeff) Pretty sure this may be my new favorite  beer.  I may have to put it head to head against Hop Box to be sure.
Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121 Green Bullet Triple IPA www.greenflashbrew.com 10.1 100+ Wow! Hoppy, nicely bitter, hints of citrus. And powerful! Not for the faint of heart, but for those of us who appreciate a well-hopped brew, you couldn't ask for more. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Founder's Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA http://foundersbrewing.com/ 9.5 90 Wow! Just look at the numbers. I love these guys' stuff, and this is like their Centennial IPA on steroids. The first sip is attention-getting, the second brings a smile, and… well, you get the idea. This stuff is GREAT! Growler from Riverside Bev.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Stone RuinTen Triple IPA http://www.stonebrewing.com/  10.8 110 "DOUBLE DRY-HOPPED W/ CENTENNIAL & CITRA" and does it ever work. This is one of the best you will ever taste. Bomber from Total Wine in Las Vegas, 9/24/2017.
Ninkasi Brewing Company, 272 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402 Tricerahops Double IPA www.ninkasibrewing.com/tricerahops  8 100 Mikey likes it. An excellent brew with a very hoppy aftertaste. Right up my alley! (Jeff) For a very high IBU brew this is an incredibly smooth easy drinking beer.  Jeffy approves very much. 6/29/2016 - Website says ABV=8.0, IBU=84
Benford Brewing Company, 2271 Boxcar Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720 Phone: 803-416-8422 The Problem Solver Imperial IPA http://www.benfordbrewing.com/ 11.5 109 Very nicely hopped, this brew pushes all the right buttons. I love it! Gotta have more. 11/1/2016 Sixer from Chattanooga Wine & Spirits $16.00
Starr Hill Brewery LLC, 5391 Three Notched Road, Crozet, VA 22932 Mango Habanero IPA http://www.starrhill.com/  8 58 Now this one is NICE, with a lovely hot pepper aftertaste. They collaborated (it says) with Brothers Craft Brewing and appear to have done it right. Warms the belly very nicely. Growler from Riverside Bev. Unfortunately, I don't find this one on their website on 7/2/2016. I could cry!
Sweetwater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 Hop Hash Double IPA http://sweetwaterbrew.com/  7.8 100 This one is very nice. Doesn't take too much of this to satisfy, and it definitely satisfies. Love it. Don't fall for their other "Hash" offerings.
Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 Phone 760-294-7899 Mocha  IPA "Style-defying Double IPA with Cacao and Coffee" http://www.stonebrewing.com/  9 80 Very nice flavor, typical of Stone's excellent IPA's. Must have more. Sixer from Riverside Bev. as a special treat to myself, when I finished my jury service on 8-3-2017.
Back Forty Beer Company, 200 North 6th Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 Freckle Belly IPA http://backfortybeer.com/  7.5 85 An excellent brew. Very smooth, nicely hoppy, with a lovely aroma. Very Tasty! Bottles from Riverside Bev.
Sixpoint Brewery, 40 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, NY Resin http://sixpoint.com/ 9.1 103 I like this one a lot. Very smooth and nicely hoppy, for my money this is a "go to" brew. Growler from Riverside Bev.
Joseph James Brewing Company Inc., Henderson, NV Hop Box Imperial IPA www.foxbrews.com 9.3 88 One of the nicest and best-tasting beers of those we've been drinking. A lovely expression of the hop-head's art. Apart from the packaging (I prefer a glass container) I would ask for one of these every time. (Jeff) One of the best beers I've tasted in a long time.  It's hoppy, smooth and pairs well with everything from burgers to pizza.  I've never been disappointed with a can. The bastards sold out to one of the mega-breweries! 6/29/2016 - Website says ABV=8.2, IBU=85 - they seem to be wimping out
Straight to Ale Brewing Co, 3200 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville AL 35801 Unobtainium Barrel-aged Old Ale http://straighttoale.com/ 11.5 68 Aged six months in a Bourbon barrel, this stuff is the Real Deal. Not your every-day beer, but very nice to pair with cheese or dessert. Bottles and growler from Riverside Bev.
Terrapin Beer Company, 265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30607 Hopsecutioner http://terrapinbeer.com/  7.3 71 I love this one. Hicely hoppy, citrus doesn't overpower it. 
Chattanooga Breweries
Big River Grille & Brewing Works, 222 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402 Phone: 423-267-2739 House IPA http://www.bigrivergrille.com/  6 55
Big Frog Brewing Co., 2122 Dayton Blvd, Red Bank, TN 37415 Phone 423-432-6146 http://www.bigfrogbrewery.com/ 
Chattanooga Brewing Company, 1804 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37405 Phone: 423-702-9958 Hill City IPA http://chattabrew.com/  6.3 95
Hutton & Smith Brewing Company, 431 E M L King Blvd #120, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Phone: 423-760-3600 Igneous IPA http://huttonandsmithbrewing.com/ 
McHale's Brewhouse, 724 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415 Phone: 423-877-2124 Bloody IPA http://www.mchalesbrewhouse.com/  6.1 69
Moccassin Bend Brewing Company, 3210 Broad St Suite B, Chattanooga, TN 37408 Phone: 423-821-6392 Unbalanced IPA, Centennial X 5 East Coast IPA, other interesting choices http://bendbrewingbeer.com/  6.3 94.2
Monkey Town Brewing Company, 287 1st Ave, Dayton, TN 37321 Phone 423-775-1800 http://monkeytownbrewing.com/  First experience in 2016 was not good. Don't even remember what I had but prolly won't be going back.
Oddstory Brewing Company, 336 East MLK Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37403 Phone: 423-682-7690 http://www.oddstorybrewing.co/  Opening December 31, 2016
Phantom Horse Brewing Company, 56a Fieldstone Parkway, Rock Spring, GA. 30739 Phone: 706-375-9182 Ole Green Eyes IPA http://www.phantomhorsebrewing.com/  6 65 Went on a Sunday, found out they can't sell beer on Sundays. Good pizza, though.
Phantom Horse Brewing Company, 56a Fieldstone Parkway, Rock Spring, GA. 30739 Phone: 706-375-9182 Double Barrel Cocked IPA (9.5 ABV) http://www.phantomhorsebrewing.com/  9.1 43 As of my birthday, haven't made a trip back here yet. Soon…
Terminal Brew House, 1464 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37408 Phone: 423-752-8090 Magnum IPA http://terminalbrewhouse.com/  6 82 Their best offering. Goes great with their "Twisted Hummmmmmus."
WanderLinger Brewing Company, 1208 King Street, Chattanooga, TN To open Spring of 2017
Mad Knight Brewing Company, 4015 Tennessee Avenue, Chattanooga, TN To open February 15, 2017
Heavan and Ale Brewing Company, 304 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN To open Summer of 2017
Nashville Breweries
Yazoo Brewing Company, 910 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203 Hop Project Brewmaster Series http://yazoobrew.com/ 5.7 75 and up
Blackstone Brewing Company, 2312 Clifton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 HopJack American-style IPA, Dark Matter Black IPA, Adam Bomb West Coast IPA http://www.blackstonebeer.com/ 6.3 - 6.2 - 7.2 60 - 55 - 83
Fat Bottom Brewing Company, 900 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206 615-678-5715 Knockout IPA http://www.fatbottombrewing.com/ 5.9 80
Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co., 5901 California Avenue, Suite 105, Nashville, TN 37209 Another Way to Rye IPA http://www.turtleanarchy.com/ 6 60
Jackalope Brewing Company, 701 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615-873-4313 Leghorn Rye IPA http://jackalopebrew.com/  6 65
Tennessee Brew Works, 809 Ewing Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615-436-0050 Cutaway Rye IPA http://www.tnbrew.com/  6 70
The Black Abbey Brewing Company, 2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204 Phone: 615-755-0070 5 Points West-coast Style IPA http://blackabbeybrewing.com/  5.6 94
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 111 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 Phone: 615-251-4677 Rock Bottom India Pale Ale http://www.rockbottom.com/locations/nashville   6.5 60
Czann's Brewing Company LLC, 505 Lea Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615-748-1399 Czann's IPA http://www.czanns.com/  6.2 53
Tailgate Beer, 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209 Phone: 615-861-9842 http://tailgatebeer.com/ 
Bearded Iris Brewing, 101 Van Buren St, Nashville, TN 37208 Phone: 615-928-7988 Homestyle IPA, Habit IPA, Scatterbrain IPA http://www.beardedirisbrewing.com/  6.0 - 6.2 - 6.0
Southern Grist Brewing Company, 1201 Porter Rd, Nashville, TN 37206 Phone: 615-727-1201 Mixed Greens XIV IPA, [Insert Juicy Pun] Double IPA http://www.southerngristbrewing.com/  6.2 - 7.9
Smith & Lentz Brewing Company, 903 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206 el Cuarto IPA, IPA # 9, Mosaic IPA, IPA # 10, Red IPA, Citra IPA http://www.smithandlentz.com/  6.2 - 6.9 - 6.2 - 6.2 - 6.0 - 5.8
Little Harpeth Brewing, 30 Oldham St, Nashville, TN 37213 Phone: 615-922-2690 Iris India Pale Lager, Mosaic India Pale Kolsch http://www.littleharpethbrewing.com/  4.9 - 5.65
Honky Tonk Brewing Company, 240 Cumberland Bend, Nashville, TN 37228 Phone: 615-742-9770 (no website - presence on Facebook)
East Nashville Beer Works, 320 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, TN 37207 Phone: 615-891-3108 Swing Bridge IPA, East Bank Citra IPA http://www.eastnashbeerworks.com/home/  6.2 - 6.7 80 - 74
Corsair Brewstillery Taproom & Tasting Room, 1200 Clinton St #110, Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615-200-0320 
New Heights Brewing Company, 928 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615-490-6901 New Heights IPA, Tryestar IPA http://www.newheightsbrewing.com/  6.9 - 6.2
Cool Springs Brewery, 600A Frazier Dr #135, Franklin, TN 37067, Phone: 615-503-9626 Pecker Wrecker IPA, Nice Rack Mango IPA http://coolspringsbrewery.com/  6.2 - 6.2 58