Circumstances (aka Life) got in the way of me attending the Leap Day celebration of IPA at Mohawk Bend, but I did sneak over on March 1st to sample some leftovers.
Tarantula Hills Thousand Oaks IPA
People’s Choice Winner. Good solid bitterness. Nothing jumps out as to why this would make a mark. Pours a solid yellow color. Tea and spice here.
Harland Brewing Leap Year
First beer from Harland. Had the beer a day late. Light yellow. Coconut but light. Strong amount of bitterness. Some earthy pine as well.
Gunwhale Ales California Scenario IPA
My fav of the three. Light. Good amount of bitterness. More earthy but bubbly.
This year’s winners did not include Green Cheek or Highland Park and cover a wide swath of California too. North Park took Gold with Sorta Mostly Dead, Silver to Heal the Bay from ABInBev subsidiary Golden Road and Bronze to Fieldwork for Boss of the Plains.