Tonight’s guest review comes to us from Dave (aka hophead) over at beer-journal.com. Dave emailed me about a week ago to ask if I could give his site a mention. I countered today, telling him I’d be glad to give him a mention if we was willing to do a guest review for us!
Dave loves beer and motorcycles. “Riding my bikes on scenic country roads to a brew pub or tap house for a flight or a pint is how I roll.” His blog is all about his two-wheeled quest for great beer. He has personally visited each destination featured on his site.
I have been a huge fan of The People’s Pint in Greenfield, MA for many years now and visit the brew pub whenever I can. When going there isn’t possible, I enjoy their awesome selection of craft beers in bombers that are available at several shops close to home. All of their brews are great but I’m a sucker for a big IPA, making their Double IPA my favorite offering.
East Coast IPAs are usually my preference, especially those hailing from Vermont, but this West Coast style beer is delicious from start to finish. As the hang tag states, it is chock full of Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops; despite this abundance, it is amazingly smooth and easy to drink. No wonder…at 7% ABV and 75 IBUs it certainly isn’t the biggest or baddest DIPA on the block.
The People’s Pint beer in bombers is bottle conditioned and meant to stay refrigerated (that yeast goes wild quickly) so make sure that you are taking it out of a cooler when you buy it, although that is never a guarantee. I had an experience where I bought some cold and it didn’t taste right. When I went back to the place of purchase I noticed that they stored the overstock on a warm shelf. Mystery solved! Luckily, the general store in my town stocks a variety of their bombers and they are always kept cold. Enjoy!