Unhappy with an Unhoppy I.P.A.
So, today we were off to Tops Friendly Markets, at which we rarely shop, but which is headquarted in my hometown, Buffalo, New York, unlike Weggies, which is local. [My daughter has a Wegman as a classmate.] Speaking of local, I decided to go local stocking up on a month's worth of beer after delicate negotiations with the wife. My selections were Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company, the Southern Tier Brewing Company's IPA (India Pale Ale) (not to be confused with its 2XIPA), and Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale.
I drank them in that order and rank them in that order, from best to third best, and BeerAdvocate's raters agree with me. Flower Power India Pale Ale was ranked "world-class" with a score of 95 from 2,084 ratings. I especially enjoyed its unique floweriness. The Lakewood, New York boys' IPA (India Pale Ale) ranked "good" but paled in comparison with their 2XIPA, which was rated "exceptional" and rightly so. Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale comes in a great can, but it was the least hoppy of the bunch. I know noting about brewing, but wonder of the "all malt" on the can has anything to do with this. .