Daily Archives: November 16, 2010

Carolina Beer Company – Cottonwood Endo IPA (American IPA)

  • 5.90% ABV
  • This is getting retarded. I have in my hand yet another good but not outstanding American IPA. It tastes good, it smells OK but it has no really outstanding quality to it. I like it and I will defiantly be happy to have another one… Just like the 20 others I have tried. I need to change my rating system because while I like it I wont go seeking it out. It isnt a Little Sumpin Sumpin or a Saison Du BUFF and it isnt even close to a Sorachi Ace and I need some way to signify it.
  • + Buy again

Left Hand Brewing Company – 400 Pound Monkey (English IPA)

  • 6.70% ABV
  • I know I have kind of shit on English IPA’a in the past and for the most part I think it is because I have just had bad English IPA’s. This one is completely outside the norm for the style or, like I said before the other ones I have had just sucked. Probably a little closer to an American IPA in my experience which is also probably why I like it.
  • + Buy again

Left Hand Brewing Company – Sawtooth Ale (Extra Special)

  • 5.30% ABV
  • ESB’s confuse me. Every time I try one it taste different than every other one I have had. I need to go look up whatever beer is the baseline for the style and use that for a comparison to all the others I have tried. This one in particular reminds me of a honey ale but with out the honey taste, which doesn’t make any sense but there you go. Kind of a sweet malt taste I guess. Not to bad but a little on the boring side for me.
  • – Dont buy