McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 5 of 140: 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 IBU
My 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!” May 2017.
This photo is originally from the album McMenamins St. Francis Pub Crawl 2017 (opens in new window).
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 A McMenamins St. Francis Mini Pub Crawl.
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