After all the duels to this point, I’m surprised I haven’t had a Sierra Nevada beer yet. Their Pale Ale was a go-to beer of mine for a time, and I always thought it was fantastic. So when I saw the Hazy Little Thing IPA, it was an easy choice for the first side of a duel.
Matching up against it, we’ve got O’so Brewing Company’s Hop Whoopin’ IPA. I wasn’t overly familiar with O’so prior to grabbing this beer, but a little research led me to find out it’s a Wisconsin based brewer, from a small town named Plover. Even after discovering that, I couldn’t tell you where Plover is. But in the end, that doesn’t matter as long as their beer tastes good!
|Better label||Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA|
|Better aroma||Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA|
|Better taste||O’so Brewing Company Hop Whoopin’ IPA|
|Better finish||O’so Brewing Company Hop Whoopin’ IPA|
|Winner||O’so Brewing Company Hop Whoopin’ IPA|
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A pleasant surprise from the O’so Brewing Hop Whoopin’ IPA. I’ll admit there wasn’t anything overly special about these two beers, but the Hop Whoopin’ IPA presented a solid taste thru finish. It had a more potent IPA flavor than the Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing, which really lacked a punch.
Don’t expect either beer to blow anyone away with their originality, but both are solid choices if you’re an IPA fan and find them on a menu in the future.