Persistence of Time by El Borracho brewing

Rating: 4.75/5

Persistence of Time by El Borracho brewing is a 5% ABV Session India Pale Ale.

Brewed with barley, wheat, oats and guava. Hopped with Centennial, Cascade, Citra and dry hopped with Galaxy, Equanot, El Dorado, Cascade and Citra.

Super tropics all around… Amazing beer. Thanks to my friend William Carranza for the homebrew

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Pleasant Town by Offshoot Beer Co.

Rating: 4.5/5
 
Pleasant Town by Offshoot Beer Co. is a 7% ABV West Coast India Pale Ale with Citra hops, complimented by Centennial, Ekuanot and El Dorado. Brewed with CMC Superior Pilsen and wheat malts. Fermented with California Ale yeast. Canned on August 16, 2017
This one takes it back to the roots of the west coast with a very nice tropical life and yet super dank delicious flavors.

Fashionably Late by Offshoot Beer Co

Rating: 5/5

Fashionably Late by Offshoot Beer Co is a 6.5% ABV New England/Vermont India Pale Ale brewed with Citra, El Dorado and Mandarina Bavaria hops.

Commercial Description:
Juicy, hazy, double dry-hopped East Coast-style IPA showing up at just the right time to the party with Citra, El Dorado and Mandarina Bavaria hops. Brewed with Two-Row, Pale Wheat and rolled oats, fermented with S-04, unfiltered and canned (April 25, 2017)
==Introduction==

The Bruery said they would never, ever!! brew an IPA! They were right, they created a new “Offshoot” per se brewery for this task. Canned on 4/25/2017, I am reviewing this a week later on 5/3/2017. While some of these reviews take a while to post, I hope it is sooner rather than later to let you know about this beer. So as many know, the hype of brewing the hazy and milky orange juice IPA from the east coast has hit really big with the public and in order to meet demand, many breweries have been jumping on the ball to make these specialty types available to the consumer. Since I am a Reserve society member, the newest perk we got is a virtual line reservation. Meaning I don’t have to camp outside “Black Friday style” over night to get some cans. While I think this style is amazing, I don’t think it is worth the trouble. In fact, the only reason I happen to get these brand new beers was because they made them easy to get for member. I am not sure what that entails to the public but since I was able to get some I wanted to let you know what this new release is like, cheers!

Aromas:
tropical fruit mango, strawberries, kiwi, tangerines, kumquats, guava, honey dew melon, papaya, orange, grapefruit, dank resinous, garlicky, grassy, floral and tropical hops, green tea notes, stone fruit peach, apricot, prickly pear and wild flower honey.

Flavors:
Rich orange, grapefruit, dank resinous, garlicky, grassy, floral and tropical hops, biscuit bread, orange juice, tampico orange juice, grapefruit juice, sunny delight notes, limes, lemon candy, tropical fruit mango, strawberries, kiwi, orange gummies, lychee, tangerines, kumquats, guava notes, honey dew melon, papaya, cherries, prickly pear, wild flower honey, stone fruit peach, apricot, mild creamy notes, green tea ice cream hints and peach preserves.

Aftertaste:
Finishes full of tropical fruit juice, orange juice, orange peel, grapefruit, floral, dank resinous and piney hops, honey and biscuit bread. No alcohol in the taste, Hazy Golden Orange juice body, crisp, clean, refreshing and smooth mouthfeel along with an easy drinkability.

Overall:
Definitely a perfect New England Style! Not that I have ever had a bad one so far since they are hard as hell to get. This one is very nice! While My heart still belongs to my Power Plant golden standard, this was a great example for a style that is hard to get. I’d say if you can get it, go for it but definitely don’t trade for it. While it is perfect, it is not supremely exceptional to sell an arm and a leg for. I would still highly recommend it though. The great juicy juice that comes with this style of IPAs is there no doubt!

Anime Corner:
Jinx from League of Legends was used in this pairing mainly for the name fashionably late and the label. The setting to me seemed well with Jinx looking like she arrived and is hot as well as the cops in the background have the shades similar to the label. Some of the colors do match but overall I only had a few thoughts on this pairing.

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Tropical Torpedo by Sierra Nevada

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Tropical Torpedo by Sierra Nevada is a 6.7% ABV India Pale Ale brewed with Amarillo, Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Comet Hops.

Label:
Inspired by the island life, we created an IPA completely disconnected from the mainland. We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passion fruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA.

==Introduction==

It has been a long time since I brought a Sierra Nevada brew to the site. Many of them like the Celebration, Narwhal and their Ovila series are some of my favorites. When I saw they released a “tropical” version of their torpedo, I definitely wanted to bring it to the site. I have not tried torpedo in years and it will be interesting to see how using whole cone hop versions of these newer and modern hops will have affected the beer’s profile in terms of the aromas and flavors. Let’s have a look, cheers!

Aromas:
Lots of tropical fruit like mango, pineapple, kiwi, passion fruit, guava, stone fruit peaches, mild toasted coconut hints, floral, grassy, dank, grapefruit, pine and garlicky hops.

Flavors:
Floral, grassy, dank, grapefruit, pine and garlicky hops, biscuit bread, vanilla, tropical fruit kiwi, mango, papaya, passion fruit hints, pineapple notes, lemon peel, tangerine gummy hints, stone fruit apricot, peach, honey, citrus peel, candied orange, toffee, sourdough bready hints, crackers and grape hints.

Aftertaste:
Finishing dry with lots of dank garlicky and piney hops along with some tropical fruit hints. No alcohol in the taste. Honey golden clear body, smooth, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel and easy to drink.

Overall:
A pretty good IPA. It does not present the full rush of tropical punch as I have come to love from many IPAs but it sure is hinted. Better than the original torpedo for sure. I think the tropical aspects are represented better in the aromas than they are in the flavors. In the flavors, you definitely get danker west coast hop flavors than malty or tropical flavors. I would recommend giving this one a shot but there are better tropical beers out there.
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Anime Corner:
Sona from League of Legends and Vocaloid Hatsune Miku look a lot alike so I used them for this pairing as they pair with the colors of the label mainly but also the theme of this being a tropical beer. Sitting at the beach on a summer’s day relaxing, that is what this beer is about.

Sources:
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Watermelon Dorado by Ballast Point

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Watermelon Dorado by Ballast Point is a 10% ABV Double India Pale Ale brewed with Watermelon.

Label:
A fresh twist on a heavy hitter

Our Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon. The result is a refreshing brew that is all summer and no seeds.

==Introduction==

Double Dorado is a beer I have not tried in a very long time. It took me a while to find it back then but with the recent purchase of the brewery, they have been able to experiment and release more beer in general than in the past. With this installment, they released their double dorado with watermelon. Watermelon beers have been awesome brews for me for a very long time but this is the first time I try a watermelon double IPA. This brew is sold in many places that sell Ballast Point brews now, in cans and bottles. Let’s have a look, cheers!

Aromas:
Citrus piney, grapefruit, grassy and dank hops, watermelon jolly rancher candy, tropical fruit kiwi, mango, dragon fruit, passion fruit, honey dew melon, lemons, pineapple, ginger, strawberries, stone fruit apricot, peach, cherries, raspberries, lychees, honey, caramel, vanilla and oranges.

Flavors:
Watermelon gummies, citrus, piney, grapefruit, grassy and dank hops, biscuit bread, stone fruit apricot, peach, cherries, raspberries, honey dew melon, cantaloupe, orange, tangerine, tropical fruit kiwi, mango, dragon fruit, passion fruit, honey, caramel, lemons, pineapple, ginger, strawberries, vanilla and lychees.

Aftertaste:
Finishes dry with ginger hints, citrus, piney, grapefruit and grassy hops and hints of watermelon. Slight booziness but not detracting from the flavors. Clear golden light body, crisp, refreshing and slightly syrupy mouthfeel and a moderate drinkability.

Overall:
Very delicious IPA. It may be better than when I first tried the original. The watermelon changes the flavor overall but enhances the original IPA. There is a slight booziness as this is a stronger IPA but because the flavors are complex it works out. Plus, for a 6 pack of bottles or cans at that ABV, it is a damn good deal. I say give this one a shot if you love watermelon and double IPAs.

Anime Corner:
Ryofu Housen and Kanu Unchou from Ikkitousen/Battle Vixens were used in this pairing as I used them in the original El Dorado beer. Since the green of Ryofu’s hair paired with the Mahi Mahi/Dorado fish as well as watermelon, this pairing seemed to work fine especially since they are by the ocean. Ryofu’s red jacket also pairs with the color of the watermelon and since we are looking Kanu and Ryofu, it fits with the theme of Double Fish and Double IPA. Double D’s lol

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