Friday, December 14, 2012

Vertical Epic!

Tomorrow beotches!

A decade of beer collecting and the day is almost here!

Thats also a homebrew you see there. Brewmageddon is back up and running after way too long of a hiatus.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dogfishhead: Burton Banyon

"An oak aged imperial india pale ale"

Not many beers fill your nostrils when you pull in a whiff. This beer does not underwhelm. Great thick mouthfeel that you would expect and a well balanced hoppiness. It certainly hides the 10% abv well. I dont know how else to describe it. Its good.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

American Brewery, Breakaway IPA

New place, well, new to me. I had the stout before but found this at the corner market. I am impressed. Flowery hoppy flavors that complement the smooth body and smell. I typically dont care for this type of hopping but they have done so tastefully. I would say this is a well balanced IPA and would buy it again. Located in Edmonds Washington means its a quick hop away so i should visit it soon.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Green Flash: Double Stout

So of my recent beer adventures, this is the best choice i have made. Thick brown head and a first sip that just says, "hey, im a stout. Where the hell have you been?" Passes the stout hole test easily, presents a brown chocolate malty deliciousness that i have been missing. The flavor lingers and reminds you that you just had a stout. Not quite a chocolate cake but more of a great balanced porter. A+

Firestone Walker: Reserve Porter

Meh. Lets just leave it at that. Weak body, not really portery. Ill try it again someday, maybe they messed up my order.

Oskar Blues: G'Knight

Maybe i should look into what they were trying to do here. Not quite sure what this should be. Its almost like an arrogant bastard or dead guy type but not all the way there. Really meh compared to their other stuff. Pretty sweet, sickly sweet, and not very balanced for what it might be.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Firestone Walker: Pale Ale

Kung Pow. Flowery smell that just hits you in the face. Nice bittering hops, light flavor and mouthfeel, no lingering flavors. Great for an IPA but it is labeled an ale. I guess thats my ownly qualm with it aside from i would like to try more of their products.

Eel River: Organic Amber Ale

Deep honey color, quickly dissipating head, and a woody smell. A bit of a tangy mouthfeel bit overall not terrible. The flavor is gone as fast as the head and every subsequent drink is less and less. Served in a bottle, the carbonation was bitey. Could be a bit mellower on tap. Id say not the best but it isnt bad.