The craft brewery scene in Oceanside CA is flourishing! With friendly settings and simplified, budget-conscious offerings, brewery tasting rooms are growing in popularity with unique food choices and refreshing, homemade ales. Here are 3 delicious IPAs that call Oceanside CA home and are certainly worth a taste test!
See also: Oceanside CA Breweries and Tours
Dude Double IPA from Oceanside Ale Works
The Dude IPA from Oceanside’s first brewery (Aleworks was established in 2005) is rated an 80 in style and a 96 overall by Ratebeer.com. User MRodgers1982 says, “The Dude does abide. The aroma was to die for!!! Pine resin like a saw mill in Washington … Almost a perfect IPA in my opinion with the fresh hoppy flavor and enough malt backbone to add to the product.
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Hop Crop Pale Ale from Bagby Beer Company
Although Bagby won a bronze at the Great American Beer Festival in early October for their Irish-style stout Asphalt Jungle, their Hop Crop Pale Ale is certainly no slouch. Untappd.com rates the wet-hopped American ale 3.6 out of 4 stars. User Scotty B. says the ale has a “super solid pale with subtle lemon and citrus with a dry malt finish,” and Ryan K. adds confirms that it’s a “bomb ass pale. The set up and layout of [Bagby Beer Company] is awesome!”
See also: Things You Didn’t Know About Craft Beer
The Del Mar Jetty (DMJ) IPA from Breakwater Brewing Company
The DMJ IPA (named after the Del Mar Jetty on the north side of Oceanside Harbor) is Breakwater Brewing Company’s flagship beer, rated an 87 overall by Ratebeer.com. User Slowrunner1977 says, ” [the DMJ] is a really nice, really floral IPA. Tasted and smelled super fresh perfumey hops off the vine. Medium body and color. A standout for Breakwater.”
Even if IPAs are not your beer of choice, these popular breweries have other options that are sure to please all types of palates. But if IPAs are your thing, remember that nothing warms your tummy on a chilly, fall day like a tall, refreshing glass of IPA!
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