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Beer culture is coming of age. At any store, restaurant, bar, or friend's house you can now find at least a few good brews. In fact, there seem to be so many new beers, breweries and bars it's difficult to separate the good, the bad, and the mediocre.

If you're going spend $10 on one beer, what should you buy? If you're going to drive 2 hours to check out a brewery, what's worth your time? If you're going to plan a Friday night, what has a good selection and friendly atmosphere? We're here to help you answer these questions.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

J.C. Flyer

J.C. Flyer is an IPA by the Iron Springs Pub and Brewery of Fairfax, CA. I bought this at Capitol Beer and Taproom. J.C. Flyer is a country-rock artist in the Bay Area - check them out.

Iron Springs is a green certified brewery. They even have an "Ambrewlance" powered by vegetable oil that delivers their beer.

The aroma has grassy and herbal hops with hints of citrus. The flavor kicks off with some grassy, herbal and spicy hops, mixing in some citrus in the middle and finish with some delicious English malts. It finishes with the same mix of hops, but with an added underlying English bitterness, like grapefruit rind, which is toned down. The body is medium and it has spot on carbonation.

Overall, this is a very delicious, unique IPA. I've seen other, less tasty, brews marketed as English Style IPA with West Coast flavors, but this hits all the right notes. There's a the well-blended west coast and English hops, and the English bitter bite that is softened by the west coast hops. Its hard to find new, truly unique, well-crafted IPAs in California so this is a Must Have It.

I'm looking forward to visiting the brewery.

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