Bell’s Hopsoulution – Double India Pale Ale 2018

Today I’m diving in head first to Bell’s Hopsoulution Double IPA – this is a yearly April only release from Bell’s that a few of you have been asking about. Bell’s describes it as a remarkably drinkable Double IPA that pays tribute to one of Mother Nature‚Äôs finest creations, as several hop varietals combine for massive aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. A mild caramel malt character and dry finish provide balance. Stay tuned to see!

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Griffin Claw – Project Clementine Imperial IPA

Today’s breview for you is a sweet orangy imperial IPA from Griffin Claw Brewing in Birmingham, MI. Project Clementine doesn’t pull any punches while living up to it’s namesake, and follows those punches up with a boozy left hook. Watch for more details!

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Shorts – Machu Beechu Double IPA!

Today’s Breview 4 U is Machu Beechu from Short’s Brewing Company. When I read the label, I saw Passion Fruit, and El Dorado, Mandarina Bavaria and Vic Secret hops – and that sounds like an awesome combination of flavors and aromas. Did it live up to the expectation? Stay tuned to find out!

You can find out more about Machu Beechu at Short’s website here: https://www.shortsbrewing.com/beers/machu-beechu/

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Bell’s Hopslam 2018 Review

On Today’s Breview 4 U, I’m checking out Bell’s first big release of the year – their double IPA Hopslam. Hopslam is a 10% double IPA that really fuses together the midwest style IPA with the West Coast IPA, combining it’s sweet opening notes with this piney and bitter finish. It’s probably one of Bell’s most anticipated seasonal releases year after year and I’m going to dive into it today. I hope you brought your taste buds with you!

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Petoskey Brewing – Cosmati Mosaic Double IPA – A NE DIPA in Disguise?

I’ll be the first to admit that I can’t totally tell the difference between all the hops being used in beer – I just know when I like a beer. But, in the case of Mosaic hops, I think I’m starting to be able to pick out more and more characteristics as I try more and more beers that use Mosaic.

My first brush with Petoskey’s beer was in their NE IPA – Juicy, and I wasn’t overly impressed with it, but I’m always open to try more from any brewery. Cosmati Mosiac is that second impression, and this time I was really pleasantly suprised.

You can find out more about Petoskey Brewing Company here: https://www.petoskeybrewing.com/

 

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Grand Armory Brewing – Cloudy with a Chance of Hops New England Style Double IPA

Grand Armory Brewing out of Grand Haven, MI is one of those breweries that you always hear so many great things about, but being on the east side of the state, you don’t get much of a chance to try very often. While on my travels around the state, I saw Cloudy with a Chance of Hops on a shelf and picked it up immediately. Being a big fan of NE IPAs, and seeing all the diversity there is out there in the style – this was a must have. Grand Armory does not disappoint – now if only I could get their stuff on the east side more easily!

Find out more about Grand Armory Brewing here: http://www.grandarmorybrewing.com/

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