Daily Archives: December 3, 2010

Stone Brewing Company – Cali-Belgique (Belgian IPA)

  • 6.90% ABV
  • So after 365 reviews or notes to myself about beer I have repeated myself a couple of times. Not really my fault, I am not that clever and because of that I have a limited set of phrases to describe something. This time is different, I am saying this on purpose even tho I have said it before. I am a Stone whore. They are consistently the best brewer out there and while I have had a couple of their beers I didn’t like on average they are the best. And to prove my point I present their Cali-Belgique. According to the write up on the bottle it is the same beer as the Stone IPA but using Belgian yeast. I have only had a couple of the Stone IPA’a so I am not going to try and point out the differences. Instead I am just going to say it is awesome.
  • + Buy again

Great Divide Brewing Company – Fresh Hop Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)

  • 6.10% ABV
  • This is the second wet hopped beer I have had and while it isnt as distinct tasting as the Chico I really like it. First off, wet hopping is cool as shit, it gives a really unique taste that make you do a double take. I am not sure how to describe it so it makes any sense but it is… fresh??? I know that doesnt really give you a clue but trust me it is good. As far as it being a American Pale Ale it is kind of enjoyable, at only 55 IBU’s it is a nice change of pace that I am enjoying.
  • + Buy again

Bateman’s Brewery – Bateman’s Combined Harvest (English Pale Ale)

  • 4.70% ABV
  • Dear England, how is it that you invented Pale Ale’s and yet make them taste so bad? For real, what the hell is going wrong over there? This supposedly won a gold medal at the International Beer Awards but I am not entirely sure how because it tastes kind of like shit. It has a strong malt flavor but it is a sweet malt flavor. Bot sure how they pulled that of. Any way, I am giving this one to M1 to finish.
  • – Dont buy again