Bakfish Brewing Co Defying Gravity IIPA by Chris



Defying Gravity IIPA

Bakfish Brewing Co

Pearland, TX


ABV: 8.5%


Packaging: Draft, 12oz. Cans



It was love at first sight when I saw the can of Defying Gravity! I had to get my hands on it.

I waited (im)patiently until the timing was perfect. Driving from Spring to Pearland on a weekday would be a nightmare – forget about it. I ventured down to the brewery on New Years Eve after work. I sat and had my first beer then saw Kris Szecsy (Brewer/Owner) and had a short conversation with him. Then I went back to the bar stool and proceeded to drink another beer. Again Kris appeared out of nowhere and placed one of the 4 packs in front of me and got back to work. I didn’t expect that, but boy was I smiling ear to ear! We don’t get paid a penny for any of this, so a few beers is always a welcomed treat.

Defying Gravity IIPA has a unique taste – it isn’t like your typical Double IPA – it’s in a league of its own, I suppose!

I gave Defying Gravity IIPA a 4 Star Rating due to how well balanced it is. Everything I heard about it was about the fruity, notes of the hops, but I found it to have a nice bread-malty backbone.

Defying Gravity IIPA sports a hazy orange-ish/light copper body with a pencil thin white head and no lacing to speak of.

I expected nothing when I first tasted Bakfish Brewing Co’s Defying Gravity IIPA. I didn’t know anything about their brews. I didn’t know if they were on the Brash Brewing side of the scale or Shiner’s IPA (even though ill argue that isn’t even an IPA). I was more than happy with the product and will be back to get more!


The Defying Gravity can is largely Black and Grey (think night sky) with little circles acting as stars and an astronaut head with flames shooting out of the bottom of the helmet. The words “Bakfish Brewing Co” sit atop the can in a teal color on the front. I think this is really well done can art. It’s pure, simple, and on theme with the name of the beer. I wonder if they named it this because Defying Gravity IIPA is… wait for it… outta this world!

Defying Gravity IIPA is currently only available at the brewery and the local Specs in Pearland. Make this drive. The brewery is cool and they have about 10 or beers on tap!

Bakfish Brewing did something bold. They canned a IIPA instead of a more subtle offering. They do have their wit in cans also, but that’s not the point here. This is a very good thing – be bold and do something others might be scared to do!

Have you made your way down south to the Bakfish brewing Co and tried their beer yet? Go get a pint and a 4 pack to go, and tell them your friends at Beer Chronicle sent ya! It wont get you anything other than a high five, but high fives are worth way more than a freebie, am I right? In all seriousness, let us know if were digging Defying Gravity IIPA as much as we were! Beers to you, Houston.


Chris loves Beer, Whiskey, Cigars, Music, Sports and Houston! He's worked in the oil industry since 2011. He's an Army veteran and most importantly a husband and father. His favorite beers are hop-forward and unique.

  • William C.
    Posted at 08:30h, 05 May

    My wife and I found ourselves in the Pearland area last weekend and I had mentioned to her about trying BakFish Brewing. We strolled in casually last Saturday and the ambiance was very welcoming. Unfortunately, the only beer I was impressed with was their Defying Gravity DIPA but to their defense, because it was so distinct I’ll make a second go-around once I find myself in the area again (probably after some Killen’s BBQ).

  • Beer Chronicle
    Posted at 17:40h, 09 May

    That’s the only one any of us have officially written about, but there are 2 more BAKFISHes in Tony’s fridge, so stay tuned.

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