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LA IPA Fest 2014 Tap List – What You Need To Know

LA IPA Fest 2014 Tap List – What You Need To Know

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la-ipa-fest-2014We’re all well aware that the LA IPA Fest 2014 is coming up this weekend and we’re all REAL excited, right? Of course we are here at Hopped LA because hoppy ass brews are what we’re all about. As it turns out, so are you. And if you’re one of those people that looked at the recently unveiled tap list and wondered how to navigate, you’re not alone. Here’s the LA IPA Fest 2014 Tap List with notes on the beers that you must have.

LA IPA Fest 2014 Tap List

21st Amendment – Brew Free or Die IPA

Bagby Beer Co – Dork Squad

We’re calling out this Oceanside, CA IPA for the dank aroma and piney flavor. If your palate is on point, you may even taste a little grapefruit.

Brewery at Abigaile – TBA

Alesmith – Alesmith IPA

Alpine – Nelson

Anderson Valley – Hop Ottin’

Anchor – Zymaster #7 Potrero Hill Sour Mash IPA

Ballast Point – Sculpin

Beach City Brewery – Kickout IPA

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Resinator IPA

I love what Beachwood does with IPAs and this one is no different. They are packing in Chinook, Warrior, Simcoe, Amarillo, and a secret experimental variety of hops into this West Coast style leaving it with plenty of resin-y aromatics and 99+ IBUs. 

Bear Republic – Racer 5

Bottle Logic – Recursion

Bravery Brewing + Transplants Brewing – Plant Trance IPA

Cellarmaker – Hop Killah

Cismontane – Hop Dumpster

Coronado Brewing – Islander

Drake’s Brewing – 7X70

Eagle Rock Brewery – Populist

El Segundo Brewing Co. – Mayberry IPA

El Segundo’s Mayberry IPA delivers on color, aroma, and taste. This beer is nice on the eyes with its bronze-orange color, and your first inhale of a floral bouquet aroma will give you evidence of juicy, tropical notes. Once you taste, the evidence becomes conclusive. 

Faction Brewing – Fall IPA

Firestone Walker – Union Jack

Golden Road Brewing – Wolf Among Weeds

Green Flash – Soul Style

Hangar 24 – Betty IPA

Highland Park Brewery – Neon IPA

Full disclosure: I haven’t had Neon IPA yet, BUT Highland Park Brewery really nailed it with their 1Up IPA. That alone will make me want to try this one and see if this brewery is on the right track. 

Institution Ales – Institution IPA

Ironfire – 51/50

Iron Springs – JC Flyer

Island Brewing – Island IPA

Karl Strauss – Tower 10

Kern River Brewing – Just Outstanding

Kinetic Brewing – Hops Angeles

Their attempt at the ubiquitous West Coast Style in their Propulsion IPA left me wanting more, and Hops Angeles might be the answer. This up-and-coming brewery is one to look out for.


And now a picture of a delicious looking IPA.

King Harbor – El Azaccorado

Ladyface Ale Companie – Ladyface IPA

Lagunitas – Lagunitas Sucks

Lost Abbey – Merry Taj

Magnolia Brewery – Proving Ground

Modern Times – Blazing World

Monkey Paw – Lab Monkey

Mother Earth – BooKoo

Noble Ale Works – I Love It!

This is another one I’ll be trying on Saturday, because Noble is the reigning champ from last year’s LA IPA Fest , and they almost always hit it out of the park whenever they brew a special IPA. And with a name like “I Love It!”…how can you not? 

Ohana Brewing – Hashtag Hops

Pizza Port Bressi Ranch – Barney

Pizza Port Carlsbad — Raceway IPA

Pizza Port Ocean Beach — The Burning of Rome

Pizza Port San Clemente — El Camino IPA

Pizza Port Solana Beach – Citra-R-Ama

Wait a minute, did I just hear “Citra”? You betcha. Five Pizza Port locations are bringing up the goods, but Solana Beach knows how to bring Hopped LA to its knees. This citra-focused IPA pours a nice golden color and packs an aroma that screams…you guessed it: citrus. Don’t expect to get hit with much malt or sweetness. This baby finishes dry. 

Port Brewing – Wipeout

Russian River Brewing – Pliny the Elder

Santa Clara Valley – Electric Tower

Smog City Brewing – Hop Tonic

Societe Brewing – The Pupil

Speakeasy – Big Daddy

St. Archer – St. Archer IPA

Stone Brewing – Lupulin Loop

This single-hop IPA series is making a welcomed appearance at this year’s IPA Fest and for good reason. They’re pretty damn good. I’m a big fan of the single-hopped style and am looking forward to seeing which varietal they chose for this festival. 

Tap It – Tap It IPA

Telegraph – Telegraph IPA

Three Weav3rs – Expatriate IPA

I have to give the shout out to Three Weav3rs, because we’re big fans of the direction the brewery is heading. Their Stateside Session IPA is phenomenal, and the Expatriate is up there too. If you haven’t been exposed to this brewery yet, now is the time. 

Tustin Brewing – Old Town

Wicks Brewing – Battle Cry IPA

Wolf Creek Brewery – Lone Wolf

Sierra Nevada – Neomexicanus


LA IPA Fest 2014 Event Details

Where: Mohawk Bend – 2141 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014. Doors open at 9:30am

For more information on the event, visit the Los Angeles IPA Festival event page on Facebook.

Head on over to The Full Pint to see the official judges list and how the competition works.

Let us know you’ll be there by tweeting at us @HoppedLA. Of course, we’ll be using the official hashtag: #LAIPAfest2014.

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