quartet of Madhouse Brewing's
IPAs. From left: Hopburst, an everyday beer; Iowa
Hops, deep caramel flavors; SpaceJam,
tongue curling; and summer friendly Woolly Bugger.
Madhouse's expansive range of sours: Satori Saison,
dry and cider-like; AM Haze, soft and fruity, but
still bright; Sour Diesel, deep dried fruits
macerated in white wine vinegar; Blue Dream,
subtle blueberry flavor that's bright and refreshing; Cherry
Diesel, a collaboration with CIB Brewery, sports a
luscious tart cherry flavor. Exceptional sours!
Barleywine, left. 10.5 ABV, 50 IBU. Aged in
Tennessee whiskey barrels. Subtle banana, solid caramel; an ale
to be sipped. Hoppelganger, right. A light,
summertime IPA made with Iowa-grown hops and barley. 5.5% ABV,
conditioned Biere Des Moines. Dry, uniquely
funky. Quite good.