This week’s beer is the recently popular IPA. Katie and Mariah are both great about detailing the histories and breakdowns of all the types of beer in the link-up. So I won’t go into detail on that end. But I will give you a bit of information about the particular IPAs I sampled. Both are from California breweries, and I selected both almost entirely based on their logo designs. I’m a sucker for a good logo design.
It was my intention to do a breakdown of each of these beers for you, but after sampling both the IPAs, I realized something:
I do not like IPAs.
It’s a suspicion that has grown for some time. I find the flavor of the hops overwhelming, making IPAs displeasing to me. There is something reminiscent of a metallic flavor in them that I just don’t like.
I did enjoy the Saint Archer IPA a bit more than the Rabid Beaver. It was much lighter in color than I expected an IPA to be. It also had a bit of a crisp, fruity aftertaste, which was quickly stifled by the overwhelming hoppiness of the IPA.
This particular type of beer just isn’t for me. How about those labels, though? I may not be a fan of these IPAs, but I’m definitely a fan of these logo designs. The Saint Archers is a simple, minimal design with a beautiful pairing of fonts and colors. Belching Beaver has a fun cartoon beaver logo; each of their beers has a different beaver-themed illustration. I also love Belching Beaver’s cute logo on top of the lid.
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