St. John’s Island Hopping IPA

This weekend we started out having nothing for plans. I spent Saturday cleaning house. Saturday evening we went to our friends Kevin & Emily’s house. Sunday we hung out with the in-laws, spending much of the time half-asleep on a pool float.

On Saturday night I brought a bottle of St. John’s Island Hopping IPA with me and reviewed it. I picked this beer up on our trip to the Shipyard Brewery back in May. This beer is contract-brewed by Shipyard.

The brew is a mild, mild IPA. It’s malty and grapefruity, and ends up being well balanced. For anyone who has never tried an IPA, this would be a GREAT place to start.

I was HIGHLY surprised to see that it was 6.2% ABV. The stuff goes down like it’s ABV is in the 4’s, making it dangerously delicious!

I’ve been turned off from IPAs for awhile and this beer may bring me back to trying more of the style. What are some other mild IPAs that I might like?

Group photo’s courtesy of my wife. She had downed a couple of margaritas and decided it was photo-time. :)

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Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.