Wyatt’s IPA Madness 2019 – Round Four

IPA MADNESS CONTINUES!

In this Fourth Round of Wyatt’s annual IPA taste competition, where you the discriminating beer drinker pick the favorite!

This year Wyatt’s is focusing better on offering everyone a chance to discover a new favorite. Join us for open, non-blind tasting all month long as we explore the wonderfullness that is the IPA category.

For Week Four, Wyatt’s brings you the West Coast Classics.

IPA Madness Round Four:

  1. Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA – Paso Robles, California: This aggressively hopped West Coast IPA showcases stunning pineapple, citrus and piney aromas along with exceptional dry hop flavors of grapefruit and tangerine. This intense brew finds its balance in honey-like pale malt sweetness. The name Union Jack is a nod to the colonial origins of the IPA style, and to the British expatriate who co­‐founded their brewery. 7.0% ABV, 60 IBU.
  2. Deschutes Fresh-Squeezed IPA – Bend, Oregon: A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. Tastes as if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle. 6.4% ABV, 60 IBU.
  3. Breakside IPA – Portland, Oregon: This beautifully clear India Pale Ale features Citra and Chinook hops. This light copper beer has huge citrus and tropical fruit aromas, with hints of perfume and pine. Flavors of apricot, guava, and orange hit the tongue accompanied by a mild evergreen note. There’s just enough caramel sweetness to balance the hop flavors, but this is really a showcase for the beautiful varieties of hops grown in the Northwest. 6.2% ABV, 73 IBU.
  4. Fremont Lush IPA – Seattle, WA: Lush is brewed with a hand-selected blend of malts and lush, tropical hops reminiscent of lime, mango, and guava. 7.0% ABV, 80 IBU.

Tasting hours for this special month-long IPA event will be Fridays through March from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All tasting items are on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Wyatt’s IPA Madness 2019 – Round Three

IPA MADNESS CONTINUES!

In this Third Round of Wyatt’s annual IPA taste competition, where you the discriminating beer drinker pick the favorite!

This year Wyatt’s is focusing better on offering everyone a chance to discover a new favorite. Join us for open, non-blind tasting all month long as we explore the wonderfullness that is the IPA category.

For Week Three, Wyatt’s dives face first into the Haze Craze.

IPA Madness Round Three:

  1. River North Mountain Haze IPA – Denver, Colorado: A New England-style IPA with barley, wheat, oats, and an avalanche of Citra hops. 6.5% ABV.
  2. Odd13 Codename: Superfan IPA – Lafayette, Colorado: Highlighting Citra, Simcoe, and Ekuanot. 6.5% ABV.
  3. New Image Coriolis Effect IPA – Arvada, Colorado: Pairing up New Zealand’s Motueka hop with Citra, New Image brought together their blend of melon, tropical, and stonefruits and added a dry hop of Columbus to bring those voluptuous flavors to the surface. Sweet on the first sip while finishing dry, this beer brings an understated elegance to the standard IPA. 6.5% ABV.
  4. Weldwerks Juicy Bits IPA – Greeley, Colorado: Their version of a New England-style IPA featuring a huge citrus and tropical fruit character from the Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado hops, a softer, fluffier mouthfeel from the lower attenuation, and the characteristic New England hop haze. The end result is a beer reminiscent of citrus juice with extra pulp, thus the name Juicy Bits. 6.5% ABV.

Tasting hours for this special month-long IPA event will be Fridays through March from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All tasting items are on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Wyatt’s IPA Madness 2019 – Round Two

IPA MADNESS CONTINUES!

In this Second Round of Wyatt’s annual IPA taste competition, where you the discriminating beer drinker pick the favorite!

This year Wyatt’s is focusing better on offering everyone a chance to discover a new favorite. Join us for open, non-blind tasting all month long as we explore the wonderfullness that is the IPA category.

For Week Two, Wyatt’s jumps state lines, exploring some of the region’s best IPAs.

IPA Madness Round Two:

  1. Horse & Dragon Adventure On IPA – Ft. Collins, Colorado: Enjoy fruity aromas, big hop character, and a bit of cleansing bitterness with this bright, flavorful, drinkable ale. The perfect blend of Azacca, Citra, and Eureka hops, a nice balancing malt bill that plays a supporting role, and a wonderful dry finish make for a great beer partner in this bold Fort Collins offering. 6.6% ABV.
  2. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale – Comstock, Michigan: Perfectly balanced with a malty backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this beer is remarkably drinkable and well suited for all your adventures, and misadventures. 7.0% ABV.
  3. La Cumbre Elevated IPA – Albuquerque, New Mexico: A perfect balance of malts and five different hops give this India Pale Ale its edge. Its unique blend of citrus and pine aroma and flavor makes it a very drinkable IPA.  7.2% ABV, 100 IBUs.
  4. Melvin IPA – Alpine, Wyoming: A longtime local favorite, and last year’s winner, Melvin is fruity,iIntense, but not bitter like the rest of them. 7.5% ABV.

Tasting hours for this special month-long IPA event will be Fridays through March from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All tasting items are on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

 

IPA Madness 2018 Recap

On April 6, the final four in Wyatt’s IPA Madness 2018 faced off for the title of Longmont’s Most Popular IPA.

And the winner, decided by you, the beer drinking public, is…

MELVIN IPA!
Congratulations, Longmont. You’ve got some good taste.
Melvin was the GABF’s Small Brewery of the Year in 2015, and this particular IPA took home the Gold Medal for “Fresh or Wet Hop Ale” in 2016.
They were also last year’s winner! (It’s easy to see why they’re such a local, and even regional, favorite.)
Here’s how The Top Four contenders for the championship ranked:

1st Place: Melvin

2nd Place (Tie): Deschutes Fresh Squeezed & Odell IPA

3rd Place: Eddyline Crank Yanker

Congratulations to Mike who won Beer for a Year!

We hope you all had as much fun with IPA Madness 2087 as we did. Stay tuned for our next big event.

Remember, all of the competing beers are available at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, the largest beer selection in Longmont.