TAVOUR IPA BLIND TASTING 2020

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tAnnouncing the first ever Best Of Tavour IPA Blind Tasting Competition!

Tavour members have helped select the contestants by giving these IPAs some of the highest ratings in our history. 

 

THE BEERS

Some of the very best of the best IPAs will compete.

PATTERNS IPA
Anchorage Brewing

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CODENAME:SUPERFAN IPA
Odd13 Brewing

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BRONY IPA
Illuminated Brew Works

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JUICY BITS IPA
WeldWerks Brewing

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DDH FAIRY NECTAR LONDON IPA
Kros Strain Brewing

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AZACCA CRUSH IPA
Reuben's Brews

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BUTTERFLY SCRATCH IPA
Mumford Brewing

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MIRROR UNIVERSE IPA
Fair State Brewing


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THE JUDGES

All of our judges have made their mark on the craft beer movement, from brewing to singing its praises!

THE RESULTS

Our IPA Blind Tasting was a resounding success! The judges showed up (mostly) on time, the beer stayed (mostly) off the floor, and the conversations were (mostly) coherent. So all in all, everyone had a good time!

Here’s a quick and dirty recap of how things turned out!


THE WINNERS:

So easy to drink, you could crush a fridge full (a.k.a. most easy-drinking)

WINNER: MUMFORD BREWING - BUTTERFLY SCRATCH

Matt Storm’s top pick: REUBEN’S BREWS - AZACCA CRUSH

Most likely to turn you into Toucan Sam (a.k.a. most aromatic)

WINNER: FAIR STATE BREWING - MIRROR UNIVERSE

Jackie Dodd’s top pick: ANCHORAGE BREWING - PATTERNS

So freakin’ fruity, it should come in a juice box (a.k.a. fruitiest flavors)

WINNER: WELDWERKS BREWING - JUICY BITS

Lara Zahaba’ top pick: ODD13 BREWING - CODENAME SUPERFAN

Most likely to get stuck in your straw (a.k.a. thickest)

WINNER: KROS STRAIN BREWING - DDH FAIRY NECTAR LONDON

Annie Johnson’s top pick: ILLUMINATED BREW WORKS BRONY

Most likely to drink at hempfest (a.k.a. dankest)

WINNER: FAIR STATE BREWING - MIRROR UNIVERSE

Annie Johnson’s top pick: ODD13 - CODENAME SUPERFAN

Most likely to give one star on Untappd just so no one else buys it (a.k.a. personal favorite / Best in Show)

WINNER: MUMFORD BREWING - BUTTERFLY SCRATCH


QUOTES:

Our expert judges let loose — here are some of our favorite quotes from the tasting table:

“[Patterns] smells so green & grassy, my nose is doing a happy dance.” -Ben Keene

“Judging by its thick pour I can tell [DDH Fairy Nectar London’s] going to be danky.” -Marley Rall

“I would take [Azacca Crush] to the yard party and shotgun it all day.” -Lara Zahaba

“[Butterfly Scratch is] my favorite of the bunch… When I first sipped this beer, it warmed my cockles.” -Annie Johnson


We selected all of the IPAs in our competition based on their highest Tavour member ratings in history. Be on the lookout for their return to the app to get a taste for yourself! 

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Lara Zahaba