Laughing Dog Brewery, Ponderay, Idaho - Alpha Dog Imperial IPA (127 IBUs)
This IPA is surprisingly well-balanced. Either that, or I have no sense of bitter. For being the 27th highest IBU beer on the market (according to the first random website googling IBUs), it didn't have nearly the bite I've tasted with other high IBU beers. The dude running the brewery forced four of us to the back room to begin the beer tour within minutes of us being there. He was a retired marine in his late seventies who had a story for everything. If I didn't have a reservation to keep, he would have kept me at that brewery until I couldn't stand. Really cool dude who really loves beer.
Post by TurkeyPinkness on Sept 5, 2012 13:18:47 GMT -5
We were waiting before ISAM the other day and stopped into Hamburger Mary's. They have a beer on tap called Mary Hoppins that was really good. I guess it is a pale ale, it had a really great full bodied hop flavor and it was a nice level of bitterness. Not too sweet.