Insight Defending the West IPA. Alc 7.6 by vol. Insight Brewing, Minneapolis, MN.
Utterly opaque, thoroughly crimson coloring, Slim, but lasting, creamy white head.
In the nose: pithy pine, citrus, grapefruit, orange. Bam!
In the mouth: Boom! Fruity, creamy, citrus-y, bitter, but mostly fruity. Medium bodied, long, bitter finish. Damned delicious. Bam, bam, bam, juicy, fruity, bitter, tasty. I love it.
I'll admit it, not the best notes I've ever composed while having a beer. Slightly better than merely saying "it's a good West Coast IPA and you can drink it." This was after a few, and the last beer of the night/morning. It's true, I sometimes wake up, look at my notes to see "what did I write last night?" And since this is the last can of the 4-pack, I'm stuck with it.
So, who won? They're both good IPAs, but I think East might have the edge here.