Flying Dog Brewery: Bloodline
Bloodline defies genre: Hops for the hop-heads. Fruit for the rest. This is the beer you buy to convert the guy who “doesn’t really like IPAs.” Sweet blood orange puree is added toward the end of fermentation to balance the citrusy sharpness of Northern Brewer, Citra, and Mosaic hops, and deliver a hard-charging ABV to keep the good times rolling. Pairs brilliantly with lighter proteins, like gourmet seared Ahi tuna over nicoise salad, or leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches topped with two pounds of mashed potatoes and three pounds of regret.