Monthly Archives: May 2012

Brewery Ommegang – Art Of Darkness (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

  • 8.90% ABV
  • Welp it is definitely Belgian. It is sweet-ish but not over the top. I guess Ommegang can straddle that bridge of shitty ass sweet Belgian and American’s love for hops. Well not hops in this beer but at least malts that are perceptible over the sweetness. I dont know… It is a close race between shit sweet and pretty good malts. I dont know… It is to close to tell.
  • – Dont buy again

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Goose Island – India Pale Ale (English India Pale Ale)

  • 5.90% ABV
  • Thank god, I am not going crazy. I have been building up Goose Island in my mind forever and at first sip I was all like “WHHAATTT???” But then I saw it was an English and ya, they suck at making beer. I mean they invented the style but ya it took American’s to do it right. What ever… This is good for an English IPA (which isnt saying much). I dont know, it is good for the style.
  • – Dont buy (England sucks)

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De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) – Monstre Rouge (Flanders Red Ale)

  • 8.50% ABV
  • This is the first Flanders Red that I have ever had that is bad. Most of the time Flander’s are a nose dive into the abyss of sour. Its like a whole new dimension of flavour that is so strong it crosses the line of bad and loops all the way back to awesome.This is a half assed attempt a Flander’s, it barely qualifies as drinkable. God damn it I am pissed. This is supposed to be a collaboration of at least one awesome brewer (Terrapin) and some brewer I have never heard of (De Pdekjdken) or what ever the hell it is. All in all I am pissed. This sucks.
  • – Dont buy

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Ninkasi Brewing Company – Tricerahops Double IPA (American Double)

  • 8.80% ABV
  • Whooo hooo! This is like a 70’s swinger party in my mouth, smooth and exciting but I am still waiting for something gross to happen. Seriously, this is awesome. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. Something to screw up what as far as I can tell is a completely delicious beer. It is so very smooth tasting which is something I dont really associate with IPA’s. It is kind of strange its like kind of buttery tasting with a bitterness that creeps up on ya.
  • + Buy again

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Knee Deep Brewing Company – Ryedentity Crisis (Saison)

  • 8.00% ABV
  • For fuck’s sake this is a pretty good Saison. It is a little sweet but not over the top distractingly. so. The smell!!! Oh the smell, I want to turn it into a god damn air freshener. It isnt as flowery tasting as what I expect from Saison, and yes I know that is a completely abstract criticism. What ever, I think I know the deal here… It is a little buttery tasting. Werd, it is pretty good.
  • + Buy again

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Short’s Brewing Company – The Soft Parade (Fruit)

  • 9.00% ABV
  • This is pretty good but I think there is something a little wrong with mine. There is way to much carbonation, like so much that I was able to pour a bout an inch of beer and the rest of the glass was full of foam. It is so bad that it is detracting from the taste a little bit. I would imagine that with out the obvious problem this would be really good.
  • + Try again

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Well it’s been a while but I finally got another one, and… It is punch me in the asshole delicious! Fuck this is a good beer. The only down side is that the first one I drank was obviously fucked up. I dont know what to say other than, roll the damn dice. If it turns out right you will love it.

Clown Shoes – Miracle (American IPA)

  • 5.50% ABV
  • This is a normal every day IPA that hits all of the notes you would expect. It is hoppy with a touch of bitter. It is crisp tasting with a touch of bitter. It is bitter with a touch of bitter. It is fucking bitter with an ass raping of bitter… Well maybe not Ruination bitter but it is good. So basically it is a decent IPA right? WRONG!!! It is an awesome IPA for the one fact that it is only 5.5% ABV. This is truly a session worthy IPA that tastes like an IPA. Now dont misunderstand me, Bitter American and Levitation are still the session beer of choice but holy crap this is different. Those two are highish IBU pale ales that you can drink all night. They are really good but they are not IPA’s/ This is an IPA that you can truly drink all night.
  • + Buy again

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RJ Rockers Brewing Company – Son of a Peach (American Pale Wheat Ale)

  • 5.80% ABV
  • I expected a punch in the mouth of peach in this but I was a little disappointed. At first I was just like blah, but there is a little more going on in here. The peach is there it is just subtle and sneaky. Like a second after taking a sip I get like a smooth stealth attack of the peach. It is like a Navy Seal team coming in and shooting my taste buds in the mouth. You arnt really sure what happened but there is no doubt something did happen.
  • + Buy again

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Weyerbacher Brewing Company – Verboten (Belgian Pale Ale)

  • 5.90% ABV
  • Go figure, Weyerbacher made a decent Belgian pale ale. I generally don’t like Weyerbacher mostly because of their most horrible and foul Simcoe and I really dont like Belgian beers. I guess it two wrongs do make a right. And this is mostly a right… For the most part. It is a little muted compared to what I normally enjoy but that is to be expected, you know it being Belgian and all. Other than that it pretty freakin good. No noticeable hops and a definite if not overbearing sweetness that I am actually enjoying. For once…
  • + Buy again

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Stone Brewing Company – TBA (American Brown Ale)

  • 7.10% ABV
  • Hooray for Stone and Bear Republic and Fat Head I guess. But mostly for Stone because once again they deliver. I have had a shit load of Stone beer and only like 2 of them have been not to my liking. Not bad just not a style I liked. This is fucking WERD!!!! Brown Ale brewed with brown sugar and molasses sounds like it should be pretty sweet right? Wrong, this is a Stone and that is reflected in the taste. It has that same Stone bitterness that I expect, I would say it is in-between their Pale Ale and IPA. But you can taste the brown sugar in it. I am so happy…
  • + Buy again

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