This is the hardest beer in the world to open. For some reason the top and neck of the bottle are covered in a thick ass wax (I think you can see it in the picture). After wrestling with opening it I was pissed, and seeing it is a Sierra Nevada I was pissed, and at first taste I was confused??? I didn’t look up what type of beer it was and the smell and taste made me think it was some strange ass Pale Ale. I guess it is a nontraditional IPA, what ever… At first taste I didn’t like it, half a glass later and it is growing on me, finishing the bottle I am liking it. Wet hopping is strange but I think I like it.
Now this is a different tasting IPA from the last couple I have tried. At first taste I was kind of disappointed because the IBU is pretty low but after a couple more sips I got happy. There is an almost buttery flavor to it that comes on in the after-taste, weird. It is not bad but I dont think it is for me.
I am a Stone whore. There, I said it and I am not embarrassed. Unlike Dogfish (which I love) I haven’t had a Stone that I didnt like. I found this to be surprising for a Stone beer, normally they (at least the ones I have had so far) are high ABV, big taste and hugely hopped. The Levitation is none of the above, it is much more malty than bitter and it has a subtle mix of flavors going on. Kind of low on the smell side but it totally makes up for that with a smooth smooth taste.
California pisses me of almost as much as New Jersey. So it is with a heavy heart that I say California has a shit ton of excellent breweries. Stupid Bear Antler people make awesome beer and this is a prime example. It is a little bit lighter than an IPA with out the hop ass kicking an IPA gives you. Oh they are still there but it doesn’t come off as an assault. It also smells really good.
Another American IPA that tastes like an English IPA. I dont know, maybe I am being a bitch about this but I think if you call an IPA American it should taste like one. What ever, this is actually pretty good tasting.
Pretty much a perfect IPA but without anything that really stands out. I am not saying it is boring but more that doesn’t do anything outside the boundaries of the style. Normally I like to taste a brewers spin on a style but recently that hasnt worked out so well. It is nice to taste something that just tastes good.
Ummm… Something strange is going on here but I am not sure what. It tastes a little sweet to be an American IPA, I think the taste is more in line with an English IPA. Ya, the more I drink it the more I am thinking English.
So I had this on tap and I really liked, bought a bottle of it and I still like it. Which is strange for a Belgian, normally I find them to be way to sweet. I can taste the sweetness in this but it is subtle enough that it doesn’t ruin the beer. Still it is sweet enough that I am not going to rush out and buy another one.
Cool, I normally hate stouts. Well I mostly hate the douche bags who wont shut the fuck up about Guinness and how it is the only beer worth drinking. I guess those asses have killed all Irish stouts for me. Any way this is really really good. I think it is the dry in the Irish Dry Stout that I am digging, it makes me happy.
Yes, so this proves that Dogfish Head doesn’t have the corner on strange ass beers. I all ready tried the Dogfish Head Punkin Ale and I kind of liked it so I was looking forward to trying the Pumking. It is night and day different from the Punkin, which is kind of smooth with a hint of pumpkin in it. This is more like a pumpkin came to life turned itself into puree and then attacked your face.
Well it is the Oktoberfest time of the year and even tho I dont love them there like 1000 of them in the stores. Any way, another Märzen, nothing new and nothing special. Its not bad and I am not sad to drink it but… Meh…
WOW! Super middle of the road no taste superstar. For real there is no god damn taste to this beer. I mean, you know you are drinking a beer but damn it! A Budweiser has more taste to it. I am not joking, a Bud has more taste to it.