Bicycle Series

14 April 2020

1426. Sun King Frost Berries Sour Ale

This is one of the most delicious sour beers I have drank in a long time!
I really love it.  The flavors all work very well together, its fruity with just the perfect amount of sour.

10 April 2020

Drink Indiana Cheers 04/10/2020

Another Friday is another Drink Indiana Cheers!
This week, we picked Big Woods/Quaff On as our brewery.
Caitlin drank the amazingly delicious Peanut Butter Busted Knuckle.
I had the Six Foot Strawberry Blonde, which is really tasty.

07 April 2020

1425. Rochester Mills Leroy

Really tasty brown ales.
Overall, brown ales are one of my favorites and this one has a little added extra flavor of yummy with the addition of maple syrup.

1424. Devil's Trumpet Astronaut Dreams

This beer was good, but also very odd in an interesting way.
The beer tastes like a melted iced-mixed-drink.  It was creamy from the lactose, the pineapple flavor was very powerful and the coconut did hint itself in the backend.  The orange and banana flavors were sort of present, just kind of blended in with everything else.  It was not bad, and I liked it overall.  I would drink it again, and see how I felt after another one.

1423. Central Waters Cassian Sunset

Central Waters is almost always a great brew, and that stands true with this beer also.  The bourbon works so well, and the stout is very smooth.  The vanilla kicks in quickly upfront and the backend mellows with the bourbon flavor.

06 April 2020

1422. Voodoo Brewery and Untitled Art Imperial Stout

Very good and high quality stout.
It's exactly what you want and expect from an Imperial Stout.

1421. Abomination Brewing Shotgun Sour

This beer was enjoyable.
The sour was okay, but not super sour.
The berry flavors work well together and it's really tasty.

1420. Rhinegeist Whiffle

Really light and enjoyable beer.
There’s not a lot of flavors to it, but the citrus flavors and aroma are really strong and enjoyable.  It’s exactly what I expect from a Witbier.  It’s tasty, and I like drinking it.  It’s a step up from Miller Lite, and would prefer this to be my summertime outdoors beer.  

03 April 2020

Drink Indiana Cheers 04/03/2020

The Brewer's Guild of Indiana has organized a CHEERS at 6:00pm each Friday night.
Caitlin and I missed the first week, but we were able to join the state tonight.
We picked some Sun King beers that we had in the fridge, and put them in Sun King glassware and enjoyed the beautiful weather in our backyard while playing with the dogs.
Looking forward to joining next week also.

27 March 2020

BrewDog Online Bar 03/27/20

On March 27th, at 2:00pm EDT, BrewDog hosted an Online Bar.
As a BrewDog Equity Punk, I knew I had to attend, and I enjoyed some Elvis Juice while I listened to the Trivia and just enjoyed the entertainment.  I did not participate, but it was still a lot of fun to be present for.

25 March 2020

1417. Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Yet another gift from Ryan Miller, that we paired with Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.
I took a drink first, and it was a very creamy and smooth milk stout.  There wasn't a lot of peanut butter flavor at first.  However, I then took a bite of the Reese's Egg, and then took another drink - and that pairing really made the peanut butter, flavor come out in the creamy stout.  It was an okay beer at first, but the pairing really made it very enjoyable.

21 March 2020

1416. Stiegl Radler Himbeere Raspberry

Another delicious gift from Ryan Miller!
Mild sour, but wonderful berry flavors.
Something I would love drinking a lot of.

20 March 2020

1415. Urban Artifact Trivet

A gift from my buddy, Ryan Miller.
Amazing!  Perfectly refreshingly delicious.
A great amount of sour from the lemonade, and it's cut with the fruity cranberry flavor.
I really enjoy this beer and would love to drink a lot of them!

08 March 2020

1414. Sun King Whoopsie

Sweet and tasty savory chocolate flavor.
Full-bodied with a creamy smooth flavor.
Goes down easily, with some weight to it.
I like it, but I don't love it.

1413. Sun King Coconut Bourbon Barrel Shadow Proof

Absolutely delicious.
Wonderful flavors that go well together.  The coconut is subtle, but I can taste it.
The bourbon kicks in smoothly in the back end.
If not for the 15.2% ABV, I would want to drink this a lot.

1412. Sun King Soleil Belgian Blonde

Light and refreshing, but there was no special flavors involved.
I would drink it, it's very easy, but nothing stands out.

29 February 2020

1411. Ommegang Bourbon Barrel Three Philosophers

Three Philosophers is one of my all time favorite beers.
It was originally drank as BEER 334 - and I've drank many of them over the past seven years.
Drinking this beer taught me that it was possible to take a great thing, and make it phenomenal. I really enjoyed drinking this, it was nice and smooth with some delicious flavors.  I would love to drink this more often.

22 February 2020

1410. Taxman Luxury Goods

This beer is really enjoyable.
A lightly chocolate smooth beer, with a nice subtle hint of raspberries in the aftertaste.

15 February 2020

1409. Sun King Ring of Dingle: Chocolate Mint

Another blah version of this stout.
The chocolate is there - but I barely get any mint.
Another disappointment.
I didn't like the regular Ring of Dingle, so I don't know why I thought I might like these variants.

1408. Sun King Ring of Dingle: Peanut Butter Coffee

Way too much Coffee.
I really can't even begin to taste the Peanut Butter. 
So blah.  Not a fan of this beer.

09 February 2020

1407. Guggman Haus Coffee Milk Stout

LOTS of coffee flavor.
It's a creamy milk stout, but there is no doubt there is coffee in this beer.

1406. Guggman Haus Backpacker's Picnic

Peanut Butter.
AND Raspberry!

All of the flavors blended together so perfectly well.
Delicious chocolate upfront and then creamy peanut butter with a nice sweet raspberry finish when everything is done.

1405. Dogfish Head Vibrant P'Ocean

Absolutely delicious. 
Great sour flavors, a nice good punch.

1404. 3 Floyd's Alpha Kong

This beer was big and delicious.
My first ever Belgian Sextuple.
Smooth and powerfully good flavors.

1403. BrewDog and Fountain Square: Shelby Street Alliance

I was NOT a fan of this beer.
The pepper spice is on the backend and far too powerful for me to enjoy.

25 January 2020

1402. Sun King Dry-Hopped Sunlight

And I saved this one for last for a reason.  It's not going to surprise anyone that I did not enjoy this beer at all.  It takes a very blah standard beer, and adds bitterness that makes me like it even less.  Will never drink this beer again.

1401. Sun King Orange Vanilla Sunlight

Second up is the Orange Vanilla variant, which was also very delicious and a massive improvement over the basic flavor of Sunlight.  This has a wonderful mix of orange and vanilla that gives the beer a light creamy feeling, with a great vanilla aftertaste.

1400. Sun King Tropical Sunlight

BEER 1400!!!!!!!!!!  And I made sure it was another Indiana Beer for this Milestone.

Sun King is releasing three variant of their Sunlight Cream Ale - so Caitlin and I rolled into Sun King Broad Ripple to check out their new location try all three of these variants.  We met up with our friends Steve and Amanda Brown, and had a very good time catching up.

First up was the Tropical, it was very tasty and definitely improved on this beer.  There was some good fruity flavors, and perhaps even a hint of coconut in the aftertaste (I don't know for sure, but it was yummy).  I really felt like this was a great improvement on the flavor of this standard-bland beer.

1399. Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter

I've been wanting to try this beer for a very long time - and Ryan Miller eventually got it on draft at Joe's Fishers.  He showed me the keg a few weeks ago, and I've anxiously been awaiting it getting tapped.

This beer was everything that I could have hoped for.  It was amazing and delicious.  I could probably drink the entire keg myself.  It's creamy and smooth with a very wonderful chocolate flavor to it.  Literally like a boozy chocolate milk.

Is it possible to make this beer better?  Well, I had the idea to add Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey and try to create a Reese's Cup - by doing the beer like an Irish Car Bomb.  And this tastes AMAZING!!!!!!!  As you chug the beer, it's all chocolate magic going down, and in the aftertaste you get the heavy peanut butter kicking in to mix with the chocolate.

24 January 2020

379 REVISITED: Revolution Cross of Gold

It's been a little over six years since I remember drinking this beer, so I decided to grab one with my lunch at Blind Owl today.  In my ORIGINAL POST, I said it was okay but that I didn't like the finish.  This doesn't seem to be the case anymore - my pallet must have evolved, because the finish doesn't bother me anymore.  It's still just a pretty standard light ale, but very easy to drink and refreshing.

11 January 2020

1398. BrewDog Ace of Sabro

I find this to be very light and refreshing for an IPA.
Some good aromas up front, and a pretty smooth taste. 
The finish might be a little dry.  But I personally don’t think it’s that bad. 

1397. BrewDog Vinyl Vigilante

Very creamy and smooth.  Light and easy to drink. It goes down very easy with a full creamy front, and has some good chocolate flavors all the way. 

1396. Metazoa Wit-Bellied Hedgehog

Light and refreshing.  
Simple and tasty. 
It’s a good beer, but not anything amazing. 
I like drinking it.  I would drink it again.  

1395. Metazoa Possum Party

Very nice and smooth flavors.  
There isn’t much to it, but it’s creamy and has some cacao-like flavors.  

1394. Metazoa Speedy the 3-Legged Cat

This is a very solid Belgian.  
Really good flavors, and a very interesting finish.  
It starts to feel like it’s going to get dry and bitter, but it just mellows out nicely. 

1393. Metazoa Flamingo Juice

This Berry is tasty!!!
Mildly tart, very strong cherry flavor.  
It’s a little dry in the backend, but also has a great lingering cherry flavor.  Really refreshing!

04 January 2020

1392. Rochester Mills Barrel Aged Milkshake Stout

I saved a good one for last.  
(Triple Decadence was still by far the best)
I really do enjoy this beer.  
The cocoa nibs and milk sugars make for a rich and creamy drink, that finishes with a really tasty bourbon flavor.  

It’s really tasty.

03 January 2020

1391. Rochester Mills Sweet as Pie Milkshake Stout

It’s a very light and easy to drink beer.  
It goes down quickly without much flavor to it.  It’s sweet at first, and then the brown sugar kicks in.  It’s not a bad flavor, but a blah flavor.  I expected a more “nutty” flavor but it’s really just sweet on sweet. No bitters, and I don’t get much from the cacao nibs either. 

31 December 2019

29 December 2019

1388. Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style Lager

My buddy, Michael brought a six pack of these beers to a get-together at our friend Nick's house.  It was a very good and tasty lager.  There wasn't really anything special about it, but it did have some good flavors, but nothing lingered.

24 December 2019

1387. Rochester Mills Imperial Oatmeal Milkshake Stout

The oatmeal flavor is definitely there.  It's blends well with the cocoa flavors and gives a hint of having just eaten an oatmeal cookie.  It's a little more dry/bitter than some of the others from this batch, but it is still okay.  Not bad, but also nothing exciting.

1386. Central State Coconut Nephilim

I am a huge fan of Central State, and I've seen this beer advertised before, but never made my way down to buy one.  I recently found a single can for sale at a liquor store, and picked it up for my holiday enjoyment.  I saved it for Christmas Eve, with high hopes.

I wasn't disappointed, but I also don't love it.
This beer fell victim to the fact that I had just had the Rochester Mills beer the night before, and fell in love with it.  This is a nice and full bodied stout, the flavors are wonderful, and it has enough coconut to notice, but it doesn't make itself known.  It's very subtle.  The beer is still tasty, and I would love to drink one from a draft line.

23 December 2019

1385. Rochester Mills Double Chocolate Milkshake Stout

Double Chocolate is no joke!
This beer packs a massive explosion of chocolate into your mouth.
From the first taste to the lingering aftertaste, there's not much flavor aside from chocolate.
It's almost like drinking chocolate milk mixed with hot cocoa.  It's got some really quality chocolate flavors all around.

1384. Rochester Mills Triple Layer Decadence Milkshake Stout

I found it!  I finally found it!
Caitlin and I have been sharing almost all of these Milkshake Stouts, and I let her have the first drink of this beer.  She looked at me and said, "You're going to love this..." - and she was RIGHT! 

Very smooth chocolate flavor upfront, that ends with an actual coconut flavor that lingers.
Both flavors are powerful and compliment each other.
It's delicious.  One of the most enjoyable beers I've drank recently - and very high on my Coconut List.  Of all the Milkshake Stouts, Caitlin and I agree that this has been the best.