Avery Brewing IPA

Avery IPA

Avery Brewing IPA 6.5% ABV After a long hiatus, well-regarded Avery Brewing from Boulder, CO, returned to the Twin Cities market this fall. Revisiting a quality brewery like Avery starts with the new benchmark of hop handling, the India Pale Ale. Avery’s doesn’t disappoint with earthy hop aromas leading to layered hop flavors of pine […]

Fargo Brewing Wood Chipper IPA

Wood Chipper

  Fargo Brewing Wood Chipper IPA 6.7% ABV The classic American IPA is full of citrus and piney hops, dry hopped to give even more aroma. Orange marmalade on the sip with a lightly bitter finish, this is super smooth and somehow easier to drink than a lot of smaller IPAs. The name and red […]

Clown Shoes Brewing Space Cake Double IPA

Space Cake

  Clown Shoes Brewing Space Cake Double IPA 9% ABV This beer is out of this world, metaphorically. A wonderful amber body beckons you to imbibe this head spinning DIPA. A strong pineapple and sweet malt nose will make your mouth salivate in anticipation. Robust hops and a delicious malt backbone will make your taste […]

Fulton Beer The Ringer Pale Ale

Fulton The Ringer

Fulton Beer The Ringer Pale Ale 5.0% ABV Make room in your fridge for the newest year-round staple from Fulton. The Ringer is an American pale ale that, like Fulton’s other year-rounds, definitely holds its own. The aroma is abundant with bright citrus and pine notes. This beer pours a beautiful golden caramel color with […]

Lagunitas Brewing Sucks

Lagunitas Sucks

Lagunitas Brewing Sucks 7.85% ABV Lagunitas has reintroduced this wildly popular seasonal as a year-round brew available in 32 ounce bottles. When poured this brew boasts a bright amber hue with a pleasant, modest head. Boasting a piney aroma with a touch of citrus, Sucks is nothing but inviting—and most certainly does not suck. There […]

Against The Grain Brewery Rico Sauvin


Against The Grain Brewery Rico Sauvin 8.2% ABV, IBU 70 While Rico looks like he belongs in a gang from The Warriors, the beer label that features his face belongs in your fridge. Against The Grain have created a Double IPA from the Nelson Sauvin hop. The smell and tastes are quite the journey. A soft […]

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company PseudoSue Pale Ale

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company PseudoSue Pale Ale 5.8% ABV, 50 IBU She’s got a big head, and little arms, and giant citrus hop aroma and profile. PseudoSue was named after the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever discovered. With a solid white foam head and wonderful juicy nose, this single hopped American pale ale hits the spot […]

Indeed Double Day Tripper

Indeed Double Day Tripper 8% ABV, 90 IBU The dudes over at Indeed have now shown us time and again that they know how to construct a hoppy brew, and this is another one that will not disappoint. Pouring a deep amber with an eggshell head, this one just has the look of a serious hop […]

Founders All Day IPA


Founders All Day IPA 4.7% ABV, 42 IBU This is exactly what a good session beer should be—complex enough flavor with a substantial enough body. Tons of citrus on the nose, and fresh tasting through and through. Fruity and balanced, more bitter than you might expect, but a sweet maltiness leads the way. A session beer […]

Mankato Brewery Duly Noted American Pale Ale


Mankato Brewery Duly Noted American Pale Ale 5.40% ABV, 40 IBU Mankato is the site of Minnesota Vikings training camp, and during camp is the temporary home of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, aka “All Day.” All Day would also be a great nickname for this beer, because you can drink a few throughout the day. […]

Lakefront Extended Play IPA


Lakefront Extended Play ISA 4.2% ABV A beautiful light orange/gold color and nose full of citrus and resinous hops. As the name implies, it’s a sessionable, light-bodied brew with enough bitterness to keep the sip intriguing before fading away to a super clean finish.   Reviews by Revival Wine, Beer & Spirits 141 E 4th […]

Lucette Brewing Company Ride Again Pale Ale


Lucette Brewing Company Ride Again Pale Ale 5.2% ABV, 33 IBU A quick drive down Highway 94 brings you to Menomonie, WI, home of Lucette Brewing. Their Ride Again Pale Ale pours a deep copper color with a generous head. Citrusy, floral, piney hops come through on the nose. The bitterness is kept in check by […]

Badger Hill Traitor IPA


Badger Hill Traitor IPA 7% ABV, 70 IBU Badger Hill Brewing Company calls it a “Traitor,” but I am still on its side! This IPA is jam packed with potent hops, but not a crazy in-your-face style IPA. Instead, the use of malt really balances this brew out perfect. It pours an amber color with a […]

Fargo Brewing Iron Horse Pale Ale


Fargo Brewing Iron Horse Pale Ale 4.8% ABV, 32 IBU Sitting in my hammock sipping Iron Horse American Pale Ale, I notice it pours a golden yellow color with a thick white head. This ale invites you in with its strong hop and citrus aroma emerging from the can as soon as it’s cracked open. All […]

Mankato Brewery Haymaker American IPA


Mankato Brewery Haymaker American IPA ABV: 6.5% IBU: 92 This American IPA pours a nice amber color with a slight bubbly head. Aromas of little pine trees growing in an earthy forest, subtle hops and a little caramel sweetness. The taste is quite similar to the aroma—piney, citrusy, a little bitter, and good biscuit maltiness. Nice […]