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Pale Ales

We went down to the fridge to pick out a few beers after our trip to the Japanese Festival and the Greek Festival…yeah we had a bit of a day and we figured ending it with beer was the only way to end it.

So, you may have noticed that we started with two beers, then three, then moved to four, and now this time we’re dealing with five different beers. Yeah…that’s a lot of beers. I guess what I’m saying is that the number of beers that we’ll be doing each time isn’t static, but fluid.

There were just a lot of beers down there that have been building up as blogging beers. So, we picked out a nice selection of Pale Ales. From local, to the North, and to the West Coast, we chose some very interesting beers.

Bob: Today we are drinking five Pale Ales made in the USA, ranging from very early efforts in the craft beer movement to some newer examples. Let’s get to it!


The group.

I don’t really know how it happened, but IPA’s seem to have become my beer of choice lately. I really have grown to love their bitter hoppiness. I suppose it may have happened after I stopped drinking session beers. Most nights, I’ll go to my fridge and have one beer. On the wild and crazy weekends, it might even be two. So, I find myself enjoying a beer for a lot longer than I normally would. IPA’s are definitely much better at being able to  enjoy them  over a longer period of time than say a macro lager…especially after letting them warm up a little bit. I try to get them to around 45 degrees before I start drinking them. I’d say by the time I’m finished, they’re probably around 60 degrees or warmer though…and most times, still very tasty.

This time we’re going with Extra IPAs, which have just a bit more kick in the alcohol content. These beers have a variance of only .07% between the highest and lowest of the three.