Thursday, January 30, 2014

Half Moon Bay's Mavericks Princeton by the Sea IPA

type: IPA
origin: Half Moon Bay, CA
price: ?
ABV: 6.1%
NSP: ?

My brother, who used to live in Petaluma (read that as "default yearly trips to Lagunitas and Russian River"), just moved to Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco (now read that as "the end of my default yearly trips to Lagunitas and Russian River").

On my visit over the holidays, he was awesome enough to pick up a nice set of the only local brewery's product, including this IPA.  I find this to be a very nice English-style IPA (think Big Eye), with an appropriately level of hops for being brewed literally on the western edge of the U.S..  The aromas are pleasant, but not outstanding.  The cloudiness of the beer is a little off-putting, but overall it was very enjoyable.

It's definitely not the finest IPA in the land, but I would be very happy if I was a local and this was brewed just up the road (read that as "new default yearly trips to HMBBC").

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