"Stuart rose from the ditch, climbed into his car, and started up the road that led toward the north…. As he peeked ahead into the great land that stretched before him, the way seemed long. But the sky was bright, and he somehow felt he was headed in the right direction." (from Stuart Little by E.B. White)

Local New York State IPA Showdown (Beer Tasting)

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Link to our IPA Showdown


Last Monday (August 20, 2012) we got together with another couple (thanks Ray and Malaina!) to do our first beer evaluation. Now, let me preface by saying we are certainly not professionals. But we are, rather, enthusiasts. We chose 4 different local breweries, each carrying an IPA (2 of which were double IPA). While sniffing, tasting, and laughing together in a kitchen (settled in the middle of some nice patches of forestry) we embarked on our first informal tasting. The following beers are rated based on these four categories:


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