McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 3 of 106: A pint of Alienator IPA which I got at the McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“This beer is sure to make a believer out of any skeptic! Orbiting above the Alienator IPA are tropical, fruity aromas provided by a thorough dry-hopping using Mosaic and Citra hops. This tasty recipe yielded a fascinating orange hue complete with luminous hop flavor. Alienator’s lush aroma and distinct hop character is perfect for those who prefer their ales strong, hoppy and a little out-of-this-world. As the second in our Limited-Edition IPA Series — and to commemorate the upcoming UFO Festival in McMinnville in May — we’re releasing cans of our Alienator IPA. Look for this alien-labeled 2017 version in 16-ounce cans to go. Each is $3.75, or get a four-pack for $14 — before they’re abducted.” Measurements: 6.5% ABV • 45 IBUMy notes from that day read: “Bought a can to try once I got back home. It was OK ... I’ve had IPAs that were hoppier, so this wasn’t too bad. But I definitely like their Sunflower IPA better, if I’m going to go the IPA direction. In the end, I bought it for the can and not the beer, so I’m content!” Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article One Hundred McMenamins Beers and Counting.