Bipp's Beer Blog


Beer Reviews and Other Musings


  1. Review: Tongue Tickles Double IPA - Noble Ale Works

    Double IPA is becoming the new hippest thing since IPA, and that can get a bit overwhelming. I would have always assumed a double IPA to just be more bitter than a usual IPA. What I find now with some double IPAs is something so fragrant and outstanding that it…


  2. Review: Power Plant Triple IPA - El Segundo Brewing Company

    Triple IPA? Like a TIPA? What? You're going to actually do something like that on purpose? I can't wait! Ok, so if you haven't noticed I've been a bit obsessed with El Segundo Brewing lately, and I've found a few other breweries in the area that I'm going to share…


  3. Review: The Devil Within DIPA - Ironfire Brewing Company

    With Temecula, CA not too far from Los Angeles, a reputation of wine, retirement communities, golf, and proximity to the Inland Empire precede this beer's reputation. The bottle reminds me of metal music and makes me want to fist pump to some sweet beats or shreds before I even pop…


  4. Take a Break from Hops: Meet the 2014 Viognier from Gara Wines

    I don't always drink wine, but when I do it's always rewarding and I'm never afraid to try something new. I look at wine in the same way I do craft beer: If something isn't produced with a love of the craft, you can taste it. We see marketing ploys,…


  5. The Top-Ten Rules for living in or near L.A. (Visitors Please Take Notes)

    So you've decided you're going to move to Southern California. The beaches, the accessible mountains, the nightlife, the awesome local organic food, and of course the limelight of Hollywood where dreams can come true. What's not to like? I'm here to tell you the Ten Commandments of living in Southern…