Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday Taste 9.19.09

We have over 70 IPA's in stock at The Beer Authority so we're grouping our tasting from different regions for the time being. Today we will be focusing on 3 IPA's from Rocky Mountain states: Grand Tetons Sweetgrass IPA (IDA), Averys IPA (COL) and Great Divides Titan IPA (COL). It's rainy today so why not stop by and try some great beer to chase the clouds away?

Grand Teton Sweetgrass IPA: Sweetgrass is crisp and fragrant with a generous yet smooth hop character. The sweet bouquet and spicy flavor come from the combination of five hops and Idaho grown barleys. The color? We call is “Suntan”!

Avery IPA:
In the 1700's one crafty brewer discovered that a healthy dose of hops and an increased alcohol content perserved his ales during the long voyage to India (as depicted in our label) to quench the thirst of British troops. Today, we tip our hat to that historic innovation by brewing Colorado's hoppiest pale ale. Avery IPA demands to be poured into your favorite glass to truly appreciate the citrusy, floral bouquet and the rich, malty finish. Brewed by hopheads for hopheads!

Great Di
vide Titan IPA: Great Divide brews Titan IPA for hop disciples -- independent beer drinkers seeking out robust, flavorful beers characterized by their abundance of hops, flavor, aroma and bitterness. As a big aggressively-hopped India Pale Ale, Titan IPA fills this bill -- beginning with piney hop aromas and citrus hop flavors, and finishing with a rich, malty sweetness that is carefully balanced with crisp hop bitterness. 65 International Bittering Units (IBUs).