Taking three New England-made hoppy beers and pitting them against three Chicago ones in a blind taste test would seem like a novel idea, if we hadn’t already done it like 11 months ago. But here it’s a fresh crop of hops from some big names in IPA, and our blind assumptions prove to be challenging yet again. Ryan is trapped in meme purgatory, Craig unveils his worst version (down with Fall Craig!), we say Mosher’s name 3 times to see what happens, and the throat hops return. Come feel safe in the grip of haze, and we’ll be sure to pepper in the chucklef*cks. Alan!
Beers Reviewed Blindly (in order of appearance)
Hubbard’s Cave - Fresh IIPA: One Hop Simcoe
Trillium Brewing Company - Storrowed
Tree House Brewing Company - Haze
Pipeworks Brewing Company - Infinite Galaxy
Goodfire Brewing Co. - CMYK
Alarmist Brewing - Oatshaker