right to left:(Bear Republic Racer 5, Russian River Blind Pig, Firestone Walker Union Jack, Stone, Green Flash, Port Wipeout, AleSmith, Ballast Point Sculpin, Alpine Duet)
My final top three (nose + taste):
- Alpine Duet IPA
- AleSmith IPA
- Stone IPA
This is pure personal preference, all the IPAs we tasted here were ranked within the top 20 of the single IPA(according to ratebeer.com). What i really like about the above three were their complex and pleasant smell, the mouth feel of the crispiness, and the balance that to my liking. If only judge by bitterness, below three were, to me, the most bitter bunch.
- West Cost GreenFlash IPA
- Port Brewing Wipe Out IPA
- Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Note: Big THANK YOU to my dear friend Mike who went all the way to CA and brought those rarity back.