I Drank These Two North Park Beers In The Past Couple Hours and I Want To Tell You Something…

North Park “GeometricGalaxy”
North Park “Mr Hoppy” IPA

They are very good beers.

That is it.

Wait…

I will say I don’t understand why they put “dank supreme” on the Mr. Hoppy beer, I did not get dank at all, which is fine, I don’t freaking care because it was a good beer, it’s just in this day and age when you say “dank” on the label and then you add “supreme” and you marry that with a SD brewer that knows how to make a damn dank beer and knows what a hazy California San Diego IPA is going to be in your mind – yes you know what we are going to think when you say those two words we are thinking HAZY AND POT – and you make the beer clear as fuck and totally west coast and now I am thinking “There are no rules to beer society anymore!! Every one do whatever the fuck you want!!” and that is cool and all but you made a westie, good on ya I guess.

Like I said, great beers.

Guess I Only Drink ‘Month-Olds’ From Here On

Love Hazy IPA Pride Beer

This Almanac Beer Co “Love Hazy IPA” is just 68 days old. It tastes way older than that.

It’s normally a good beer (I have had it before), a great brewer, it was stored cold (in the grocery store at least), so, even being a hazy, it should still taste fine.

It doesn’t. It tastes like it’s 6 to 7 months old. I think I am to blame.

I usually don’t have a hazy (or any pale or IPA really, past 30 days). This has ruined me for grocery shelf beer.

Under three months should totally be fine for any beer, but it isn’t for me. I am broke. It’s either start drinking older beers to re-calibrate my palate so I can enjoy beer that isn’t SUPER fresh. Or choose violence and exclusively drink super fresh beers.

I choose violence.

A PLEDGE!: If a hazy is past 31 days, I no longer will buy it.

My Top Five Go-To IPAs

“Like Riding A Bike” from Urban Roots

It’s very difficult to choose and it changes often but mine, as I write this, in no particular order, and all from California – so I guess mine is pretty regional too:

  • Pliny The Elder – Russian River (Santa Rosa).
  • Mai Tai – Alvarado Street (Monterey)
  • Like Riding A Bike – Urban Roots (Sacramento).
  • DDH General Sherman – Tioga Sequoia (Fresno)
  • Citraholic – Beachwood Brewing (Long Beach).

I know it’s kinda obvious to put Pliny on there but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s true. It is always true.

Side note: This post was inspired by this thread and is worth checking out for the KC influenced responses: