22 May 2007
Honorable mention was given a couple of days ago to Goose Island IPA, though I noted it wasn't what I would regard as your classic India Pale Ale. Today the Beerhall Challenge threw another American IPA at me: the one made by Sierra Nevada. This is much more on the money as far as my personal beer taxonomy goes. Above all it has full-on green and bitter hops tang. It's one of those great beers that still tastes big no matter how cold it arrives. Just a shame about the tiddly bottle: next time, mine's a pint.