Odell Brewing Mountain Standard

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Odell Brewing Mountain Standard 9.5% ABV This sought-after seasonal black IPA arrived late to MN this year, so get your hands on it quickly! It features the best chinook and cascade hops Colorado has to offer. The aroma features beautiful pine resin, juicy citrus, and rich chocolate, followed by flavors of chocolate, bitter cocoa, and […]

Avery Brewing Hog Heaven

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Avery Brewing Hog Heaven 9.2% ABV, 104 IBU When you think of Avery, you think of big, aggressive brews and Hog Heaven does not disappoint. While categorized as an American barleywine this beer blurs the line, drinking more like a rich and robust imperial IPA. Pouring a deep, rusty copper hue with a sticky off-white […]

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Celebration Fresh Hop IPA

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Celebration Fresh Hop IPA 6.8% ABV, 65 IBU An early example of an American-style IPA, it is one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Celebration pours with a creamy, beige head. It has a deep copper/amber color with citrus and pine aromas. The crisp, herbal hoppiness comes off as assertive but not overwhelming. […]

Big Wood Brewery Wicked Ex

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Big Wood Brewery Wicked Ex 7.6% ABV The first smell is sweet pineapple, but it’s quickly taken over by earthy, woodsy hops. The color almost matches the can—a cloudy, almost dirty red. A full, thick mouthfeel delivers a kick, and a slight sweetness up the front slowly turns bitter. You continue to feel the bitterness […]

Rush River Brewing Minion IPA

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Rush River Brewing Minion IPA 7% ABV The aroma hooks you with an explosion of lemon citrus. The color is bronze and crystal clear. It slowly coats your tongue with a velvet silkiness that starts to bite just before the hops dry you out, leaving you wanting more. This is a very refreshing brew that […]

Evil Twin Brewing Molotov Lite

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Evil Twin Brewing Molotov Lite 8.5% ABV Danish native Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso is the zany gypsy brewer/founder of the cult that is Evil Twin Brewing. Don’t be fooled by the whimsical prose on the can, there’s nothing Lite or remotely macro about this beer! Brewed at Two Roads Brewing in Connecticut, this double IPA pours a […]

Avery Brewing IPA

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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

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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 can […]

Clown Shoes Brewing Space Cake Double IPA

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]