Doug Martsch and company just keep churning out consistently great guitar-oriented indie rock. Honestly, their last few albums haven't done anything to distinguish them from what came before, but they always come along at a time when I'm just ready for a new Built to Spill album.
Like BTS, Hopworks IPA reminds me of an old friend and, actually, I must admit I've had it before. But, it was years ago at a brew fest, and you know how they all start to run together at those events. So, it made a much bigger impression on me this time, and being from a Portland brewery, it also makes me think about a certain someone whose presence will be missed during future trips to the craft beer capital of the United States.