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Hop Stoopid Imperial IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company

Hop Stoopid Imperial IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company from Petaluma, California is one of those tiny little breweries that somehow manages to put out a huge number of different beers every year.  Hop Stoopid Imperial IPA is one of their latest big brews that is available throughout Bend in 22-ounce bottles.  Several of our closest friends have recommended this beer to […]

Hop Czar Imperial IPA from Bridgeport Brewing Company’s Big Brew Series

Hop Czar Imperial IPA from Bridgeport Brewing Company’s Big Brew Series

It’s hard to imagine that Portland’s oldest brewery could improve on their flagship IPA recipe, but Bridgeport Brewing Company just might have accomplished the impossible with the release of Hop Czar Imperial IPA, one of their newest beers in the Big Brew Series.   Although this is an undoubtedly big beer, it has an incredibly unique profile that […]

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

The Bend Wild tasters have had good beers and bad beers from Dogfish Head.  Unfortunately, most of the bad beers were the ones that we bought from stores here in Bend.  The only good beers we’ve ever tasted from this brewery were either drank on the East Coast or were transported directly from the brewery itself.  We recognize […]

India Pelican Ale from Pacific City, Oregon

India Pelican Ale from Pacific City, Oregon

This high-priced IPA from Pelican Pub and Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon has been one of our favorite beers for a long time.  Although it occasionally makes its way to the shelves of Newport Market or Whole Foods in Bend, it is currently only available in the Bend Wild corporate tap room.   Given Pelican’s ever increasing prices, […]

Firestone Walker’s Union Jack IPA: Finally Available in Bend.

Firestone Walker’s Union Jack IPA:  Finally Available in Bend.

Bend Wild has had a sneaker crush on Firestone Walker beers since we first tried them several years ago when one of our good friends smuggled them back for us from California.  Since then, we’ve been fortunate enough to have their famous pale ale distributed into Bend under the super secret disguise of  Trader Joes’ Mission […]

Deschutes Brewery’s Big Rig Bitter: The Way All Bitter’s Should Be

Deschutes Brewery’s Big Rig Bitter: The Way All Bitter’s Should Be

Big Rig Bitter is a strong pale that is currently available in downtown Bend at Deschutes Brewery on Bond Street.  This rendition weighs in at 46 IBU’s and 6.0% ABV.  It utilizes Horizon and Crystal Hops for all of it’s hoppy goodness, which is then perfectly balanced by two types of crystal malts.   Big Rig […]

Mirror Pond Pale Ale- A new tasting for an old favorite

Mirror Pond Pale Ale- A new tasting for an old favorite

We at Bend Wild have lots of history with Deschutes Brewery’s Mirror Pond Pale Ale and therefore thought that it would be an appropriate first beer to score on this website. As our beer roots first began to develop outside of the Pacific Northwest, Mirror Pond photos was quite a discovery when I first moved […]

Beer Scoring

Beer Scoring

Bend Wild – Beer Scoring Scale Maximum Nose/Appearance 35 Body/Flavor 40 Finish/Mouthfeel 15 Overall Drinkability 10 Total Score 100

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