27 February 2015

622. Off Color DinoS'mores Imperial Stout

This beer is absolutely amazing.
Beyond amazing. It perfectly captures all of the flavors it attempted. Upfront they all blend together perfectly and you are left with a residual mix of graham and chocolate lingering. It's ridiculously good. 

621. 3 Floyd's Baller Stout

For 3 Floyd's Fifteenth Anniversary they collaborated with three other major breweries for this beer. My brother got his hands on one and it was delicious.

Lots of flavors all around and they blended better as it warmed up. The Brunch Stout was always prominent in the end. Very good beer. 

620. Piece Brewery Dark and Curvy Dunkelweizen

Very standard Dunkelweizen.
Nothing special. Not amazing, not terrible. Exactly what it should be. 

619. Piece Brewery Swingin' Single

Really good, very light. Easily a session beer for me. I could drink a lot. Nothing really stands out about it, but it goes down smooth!

618. Griffin Claw Brewing Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA

Dry. Bitter. Full blown IPA. 
Good for hopheads, not enjoyable for Shane. Definitely quality, it's not crap, just not for me. 

617. Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA

Got this as a gift from my friend Wes. 
It was canned less than a week before I drank it, and it was pretty good. 
Brewed with eight different hops, it is FULL of a wide variety of flavors with only a mild dry-bitterness in the backend. Really enjoyable. 

17 February 2015

616. Mikkeller Arh Hvad BA Sauteme

A little more dry than I tend to like in a Belgian, but there are amazing flavors and a really robust profile going on. It's taken multiple drinks to feel like I am actually getting everything this beer has to offer. It seems to be getting better as it warms up. 

615. Mikkeller Juicebag

So, my friend Marnee and I enjoy some sour together. So, when she told me about a Mikkeller tapping event and said she found a new favorite sour, I had to come try it. 

Really good sour flavor that goes down very smooth. Can't say it's the best I've had, but it is very very tasty. 

16 February 2015

614. Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout

Not my kind of beer. 
It very light and has no bitterness, but the coffee flavor is way too powerful for me. I do enjoy the chocolate flavors in the back end - so the after taste is fine, but drinking it is just not very good. 

613. Dogfish Head American Beauty

Another typical beer from Dogfish Head. I can tell that it was brewed with quality, I can taste the flavors - but it's nothing that I am obsessed over. I don't need to drink it again, but I did enjoy trying it. 

612. Vivant Undertaker

Really good flavors for a Belgian, but nothing really stands out. I would drink it again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it. 

611. Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine

Drier than I prefer in a Barleywine, but very strong flavors. Full bodied and very heavy, yet smooth at the same time. 

610. Lagunitas Scare City #2

They served this to us too cold, and I didn't care for the flavors at first. 

Let it sit for ten minutes an suddenly this was an amazingly delicious beer that I am really enjoying. Really smooth and no bitters with some great cacao flavors. Very enjoyable. 

609. 4 Hands Brewing Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout

Pretty decent stout. Not as "milky" as most milk stouts I've tried, very light and watery. The peanut butter flavor kicks in very late, but makes the aftertaste very enjoyable.

05 February 2015

608. Professor Fritz Briem 1809

Pretty typical in flavor of a Berliner Weisse. Really smooth and easy to drink with good citrus notes. Light without any bitterness.

04 February 2015

607. Dude's Brews Dank IPA

Typical West Coast IPA.
Dry and and bitter. 
Not much sticks out about the flavor. 
I imagine a lot of Hop Heads love this beer, but it's not for me. 

03 February 2015

606. Dude's Brews Riot Ye

Very malty, but also very dry in its finish. Some good flavors up front, but they don't last. Not a terrible beer, but I've had much better ryes.  Still going to enjoy it.

01 February 2015

605. Scarlet Lane Katrina

A very interesting and enjoyable flavor going on in this brown ale - which is said be brewed with brown sugar. The sweetness comes through in the back half after a very nice and bold brown ale taste up front. A little lighter than I would expect, but it's very good. Quite possibly the best beer I've had from Scarlet Lane. 

604. Dude's Brews Leaves of Lemon Grass Witbier

Good, light, full-flavored witbier. A little hoppier than I tend to enjoy, but the bold flavors make it really good.