Head 2 Head – Boss Tweed vs. Reclassified

In today’s video I’m putting Old Nation’s Boss Tweed in a side by side comparison with Ascension Brewing Company’s Reclassified. Both New England Style Double IPAs are going head 2 head to see which comes out on top. Ever since first trying this new version of Reclassified about 6 months ago, I knew it was a perfect competitor for Boss Tweed, which has been my favorite New England style Double IPA to date. Which one comes out on top? Watch to find out!

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Perrin Brewing – Push Hop Strawberry NE IPA Review

Push Hop is a Strawberry New England Style IPA from Perrin Brewing Company (Part of Canarchy) in Comstock, Michigan at 6.3% ABV. While I usually think Perrin puts out some pretty good stouts and darker beer, I haven’t been overly impressed with their “New England Style” IPAs. I was really looking forward to trying out their Peach Bellini when it was released, but I was ultimately not impressed. This time around my only point of reference for Strawberry NE IPAs is Tart Strawberry M43, so Push Hop is living in a pretty large shadow – but we won’t know until it gets dropped down the hatch, so let’s go!

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Bell’s Side Yard Ale

When I think of Bell’s beer, I think of more traditional styles, like Expedition Stout, Winter White and Two Hearted Ale. What I don’t think of is a New England Style IPA, and that’s exactly what I have here today – Bell’s first EVER!!! New England Style IPA, Side Yard Ale. They decided to not go too crazy with different hop varieties and stuck with Chinook hops, which were freshly harvested from their very own hop yard. This is a wet-hopped NE IPA, and those chinook hops went from harvest to boil in just 4 hours! Holy Logistics, Batman! So how did Bell’s do with their first NE IPA? Watch and find out!

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