Head 2 Head – Michigan Malty IPAs

This Head 2 Head is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. When I tried the BBA Huma Lupa Licious against the regular version, it got me thinking. Could Huma Lupa Licious be my favorite malty Michigan IPA? Is it really better than Bell’s Two Hearted? What if we threw Blackrocks 51K IPA in there too? Well, on today’s video I do just that – I put them all to the test in my new “Head 2 Head” series.

Which other beers would you like to see go Head 2 Head?

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Old Nation – Full Earth – Boss Tweed pt. 2?

Full Earth from Old Nation Brewing is their newest Double NE IPA, and I would think a direct competitor to their original DNEIPA, Boss Tweed.  I think it was only a few weeks from time I’d heard this was being released to it hitting shelves, and I was wondering how it would set itself apart from Boss Tweed.   With Boss Tweed taking a bit of a brew, is it a good substitute?  In today’s video, I not only review Full Earth, but I also do a full *scientific side by side between the two – and I make a desert island declaration.  Watch for more!

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Short’s Brewing – Sticky Boots Triple Dry Hopped Double IPA!

Today I’m having a gander at Short’s Brewing’s Sticky Boots, which is a triple dry hopped double IPA. Say that five times fast and that means you should have another. Short’s says this about it:
“Sticky Boots is a triple dry-hopped Double IPA. Copper in color with a substantial white head carrying dank aromas of floral and citrus hops. Leading with strong tropical flavors and a juicy mouthfeel, this beer transitions into highlighting the floral hops. Well balanced and easy to drink, Sticky Boots finishes with huge juicy tropical flavors.”

This review is a bit old, recorded in March but due to some extenuating circumstances with my studio (the dungeon) I’ve released this one today. I’ve wanted to put this out for a while but there’s been so many great beers out lately, I couldn’t find room!

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

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Trillium Brewing Company – Permutation Thirty-Three Double IPA Review

Going back to mid-April, I took a trip out to Boston and was able to check out Trillium Brewing Company’s downtown location. Today’s review is of their Permutation 33, which was one of an assorted 4 pack that I was able to pick up. If you’d like to see more out of michigan reviews, let me know in the comments down below and I’ll see what I can get out there for you all!

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Bell’s Brewery – Double Two Hearted Ale – Double IPA

Bell’s Two Hearted is one the highest reviewed beers in the country, and admittedly one of my favorites – so when I heard that Bell’s was releasing their Double Two Hearted, an 11% double IPA version of their already hugely successful IPA, it was a no brainer that I had to bring it to the channel for you. I’ve said over and over that Two Hearted is one of my all time favorite beers – definitely in my top 5, so how does the double IPA version of it rank? Can it take the top spot? Watch and find out!

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Stone Brewing and Nutista – Tangerine Express IPA & Nutbutter Review

I’m back with another Stone and Nutista collaboration, and this time they brought Tangerine Express IPA, and a nutbutter to match! Tangerine Express made it’s debut last year in bottles, and now it’s available in cans, which should help perserve even more freshness for this year round release. Nutista’s Tangerine Express nutbutter is made with peanuts, blanched almonds, brewers malts, sea salts and overflowing with tangerine and pineapple.

Stone’s Tangerine Express IPA:
https://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/year-round-releases/stone-tangerine-express-ipa

Nutista Tangerine Express IPA Nutbutter:
http://shop.stonebrewing.com/en-us/nutista-stone-tangerine-express-ipa-stoneground-106855

**Disclaimer**
Stone’s Totalitarianism Imperial Russian Stout was provided free of charge by Stone in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

This video was not paid for by outside persons or manufacturers.
No scripts were given to me for this video and no one reviewed this video before being released.
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Big Lake Brewing – Lake Haze Juicy New England IPA

From the west side of Michigan, today I’m taking a look at Big Lake Brewing’s Lake Haze, which they describe as a Juicy New England Style IPA. With the weather finally breaking (now if only the rain would go away), We really need a tasty, but lighter NE IPA, and at 5.5%, Lake Haze sounds like it could fit the bill – but is it all sizzle and no steak? Stay Tuned to find out!

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Atwater Brewery – Street Artist NE IPA

My never ending quest to try all the NE IPAs that Michigan has to offer has brought me to the new Street Artist NE IPA from Atwater Brewery in Detroit. Atwater has been around for a long time now, and proves to be a mainstay in Detroit beer – so will their newest NE IPA tickle your fancy? There are a few beers in Atwater’s lineup that I do fully enjoy – Vanilla Java Porter being the absolute head and shoulders stand out, so what do I think of the new Street Artist NE IPA?  Watch and find out!

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