Sculpin IPA

Sculpin IPA is on my list of all-time favorite IPAs and is brewed by Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego, CA. This beer is the definition of a well-balanced IPA. Be sure to try the habanero version of this beer, which adds an interesting bite/heat!

Omission IPA

Omission IPA is brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Oregon and has been specially crafted to remove gluten. But what’s even more important is that this beer tastes damn good. If you know anyone who has a gluten allergy or intolerance (or simply a craving for a good IPA) I highly recommend this smooth and flavorful IPA with a surprising 6.7% ABV. Plus, it’s fun to hand them the beer and watch their expression when you tell them that it is gluten free.


This citrusy and piney IPA is brewed by Straight to Ale in Huntsville, Alabama. I loved the hints of floral and grapefruit notes towards the end of this beer that left my tastebuds saying, “mmm delicious!” This was one of my top IPAs last month, I went through the 6-pack quickly! So thank you, brave primates, for space exploration and great tasting beers. Humankind wouldn’t be where we are today without your sacrifices. 

Miracle IPA


I think it’s awesome when breweries give back to the community and one of my favorite breweries, Clown Shoes, does just that with this brew. Miracle IPA is a surprisingly delicious beer and a percentage of the profits is used “to help real people (and maybe a puppy or two)”. You can watch a video where they recently donated $1,000 to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Framingham, MA. Good stuff!

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