This year, I’ve been so pleasantly surprised by a style of beer that I once tended to avoid. West Coast IPAs are vastly different from their New England brethren. Known for their hop aroma, high bitterness, and citrusy and piney taste, I used to steer clear of this style. However, my opinion has changed drastically!
Four Points Brewing, with a taproom and Charleroi and Pittsburgh’s North Side, produces some of my favorite IPAs in Pittsburgh. This week, they’ve cemented my new love of West Coasts with The Camino, an 8% Double IPA.
Hopped with Citra and Simcoe, this is a dank, citrusy brew with notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange, and a touch of pine. Crispy and clear, this beer is a sneaky 8% that was so freaking tasty when I grabbed a pint after work on Saturday! Available in cans and on tap, grab one on your next trip to Four Points, you’ll thank me. I promise.
That’s not the only amazing IPA on tap right now. Kids, a small IPA at 5.5%, is a wonderfully complex brew. An overhopped small IPA with loads of Motueka, Citra, and Riwaka, this beer packs a tasty punch! Expect lots of bright citrus notes in this easy drinker.
Needless to say, the taplist is loaded right now at Four Points! Check them out from Wednesday-Sunday of this new week and see for yourself. What’s your favorite type of IPA? Let me know in the comments below!