06 March 2008

IPA Tournament, Final Four

Following up on the NIPAC IPA Tounament, they're now in the final four, and Ithaca Flower Power is still alive. The others are from Bell's, Green Flash and Cambridge House, none of which I can buy here in western NY. I know Bells' Two Hearted gets rave reviews, but the others seem to be a surprise, particularly Flower Power, which is currently only in ratebeer's 25th percentile by style.

The tournament bracket makes it look like a complete crapshoot, which could mean these tasters don't know their beer, or that blind-tastings expose label snobbery that affects the mob, or perhaps just that there's no accounting for taste.

I'll also note that Flower Power is now available in six-packs rather than just the summer variety pack.

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