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Drunk Bubbles

by Mar 18, 2019

If you have never had the pleasure of enjoying one of life’s greatest joys in the form of a cold beer and a hot shower together, you are missing out.  So refreshing and relaxing, especially after a hard days work.  It’s also great to have an excuse to “forget” the words to “Blinded by the Light”.  

5.  Uinta Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPA

Now the Hop Nosh may not be the best grapefruit IPA out there but the hop forward approach from this pick is extremely refreshing while in your 112 degree fahrenheit shower.  Best from a can, this tangy & juicy IPA is a great “starter” shower beer.

ABV: 7.3%
IBU: 82
Style: Fruit IPA

4.  Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Named after their unique dry-hopping device this extra IPA hits you in the face with citrus, pine, & fruity hop aromas.  The fruity flavors really stand out in this beer with the bitterness lingering throughout the sip.  

ABV: 7.2%
IBU: 65
Style: American IPA

3.  Deschutes Fresh Squeezed

While initially the smell from this beer is very fruity, the flavor is significantly hoppier than expected.  This crisp IPA, filled with Citra & Mosaic hops, touts that “no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.”  

ABV: 6.4%
IBU: 60
Style: American IPA

2. Penrose Session Sour : Amarillo

This session sour is definitely not for everyone but the people who love it would have nothing else.  The mix of fruit and amarillo hops creates an interesting taste profile.  Either you only taste the soured grapefruit or you are able to find the mango & apricot during the finish. 

ABV: 4.0%
IBU: 15
Style: Session Sour

1.  Habanero Sculpin

The Sculpin series from Ballast Point has tons of great hitters, but the best for the shower is without question the Habanero variant.  With a spicy hit and a smooth finish this will have you singing “All that She Wants” before you know it.  While unfortunately this variant has been discontinued be sure to check out ANY of the beers in the sculpin series and you will not be disappointed.

ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 70
Style: American IPA

Honorable Mention: Pabst Blue Ribbon

It would be a clear mistake not to at least mention my first shower beer, PBR.  Referred to by my close friends as the “People’s Beer of Richmond” there’s a reason why this beer is drinkable in the shower.  If you drop it and it goes down the drain, you won’t miss it.

ABV: 4.6%
IBU: 10
Style: North American Lager