APA’s are pretty much my favorite beer right now and this one is the reason why. You dont get retard levels of ABV but you do get that delicious hops punch in the nuts mouth. Lightly malted, just enough to know they are there but the focus is the hops. Three Notch’d is cranking out really good damn beers with this being a good example if you want to try something of theirs to try out.
I guess I not really a fan of Oskar Blues, I mean they make pretty good beers but they are always only pretty good. And SURPRISE!!! This is only pretty good. It is kind of like their pale ale, it has a lot of malt all up in it. Kind of like bacon it is good but not really to my taste. Yes I know, I am an asshole because I dont really like bacon and all of my life decisions are all wrong. What ever, this beer is only OK.
Welp, I am a complete fucking asshole. I have had this for like 7 or 8 weeks and I was supposed to drink it fresh. I seriously let myself and Maine Beer Company down. I should have drank this as soon as I got it because it is really fucking good. Really good. I pretty much need to punch myself in the dick as punishment because this is so god damn good that I cant imagine how it would taste fresh. It smells a little like an orange, and it tastes very cirtus’y. The hops are a little subtle but damn my poop chute to hell if they aren’t delicious as balls covered in whipped cream. It am confused, it isnt a super IBU IPA but it is awesome. This is going up there with one of the best beers I have ever had. I miss you New England Beer Pipeline.
This is probably going to be my last Hill Farmstead and that makes me very sad. As good as they are, and they are very good, at brewing beer there is now way I am driving to Vermont to get one. Sad… Any way this is a very odd tasting beer. It is a saison, no question, but has a non style characteristic hop note to it. I guess that is because it is dry hopped? It is a little strange but I like it.
I am just going to say it, Cigar City is over rated. I know I will probably get death threats for that but it is true. I have had a couple of their beers now and the one I liked the most was only OK. That would be this one by the way. I dont know if it is their yeast but I think that most Cigar City beers taste a little sloppy. This one does not have a particularly good hop flavor or a remarkable malt presence. It is all just kind of there…
Ever been to the dentist? I hope so, well unless you are from Kentucky because that is just your culture. I just got back from the dentist, because I am not from Kentucky, so my mouth hole is pretty fucked up. I got like 4 shots of novocaine and I cant feel the left side of my head. Point being, it probably isnt very fair to review this beer, so here I go. It is pretty good, I like the piney hops mixed with the citrus like smell. I think, even my nose is numb. It isnt going to shatter any world records for being the best beer ever but it is pretty good.
Another session, and surprise, its good. This one has 3 hops and 3 malts, get it… A Three Way. Hah! The jokes are all over the place. One thing that isnt a joke, is this beer. It is pretty damn tasty. I cant place them but the malts in this thing are good. They take center stage over the hops but it isnt bothering me this time. They are really good.
I have been waiting for like 4 years to try this beer. I had pretty much given up hope on ever getting my hands on one of them, but good things happen to even shitty people. My homie brought this back from California for me and I am for real grateful to him. This has been a great beer week for me thanks to some pretty cool people. Thanks Dustin and Bruce. Any way this beer is as good as what I hyped it up to be in my brain hole. It isnt like most IPA’s made recently in that it has a pretty good balance of hops and malts.There is not really any sweetness from the malts and it isnt overpoweringly hoppy. The hops lean a little more to the pine but there is a hint of citrus in there too. I can honestly say that I dont know which beer is better, the Blind Pig, or a Pliney the Elder. Both of them are really world class beers.
Yes, this is definitely I Helles. I know I have had a couple of them. I am trying to not be mean because after having a couple of New Glarus beers I know they are really good at brewing and this is probably an excellent beer. It is just that I am not a huge fan of the style. This is one of those beers that I would give to my friends who are not balls deep in love with IPA’s or stout’s.
There is mostly a lot of Pale Ale going on in here, which is awesome, because Pale Ale’s are awesome. I am pretty happy to get a normal APA because everybody seems to be trying to “improve” the style. You know, sometimes I just want a good ass beer true to the style. Here you go…
Not really a fan of lagers so I am sure that the awesomeness of this is escaping me. It isnt bad but the style is way to malt centric for me. I am also not a fan of that “lager” taste. I am confused to why BeerAdvocate classify this as a German Pilsner when New Glarus clearly labels it as a lager. I dunno? I do know that it is awsome that New Glarus’s head brewer is a woman. Dont see that very often.
I planed on thanking Bruce some more but fuck that dude, lets talk about this beer. Shit!!! This is made with 7 hops I guess which is cool I guess, I would have thought it would taste like a hot mess. No hot mess, it is awesome. It has a little citrus with a a good amount of malt that actually complements the beer, which is not something I ever say about IPAs. All in all this is pretty damn good, the only down side would be all of the ABV’s.
First off I want to give a sincere thank you to my homie Bruce for bringing me a shit load of really good beer from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The next bunch of beers I review all came from him. If you ever need a kidney Bruce, I got you covered. Except that becaue of all the beer I drink my kidneys are probably as effective as Estelle Getty playing left wing for the Rangers, well actually she couldnt be much worse than those fucks… And shes dead! Get it? The Rangers SUCK! What ever, thanks Bruce and to who ever clued him in to these beers because they look great. This one for instance is fucking awesome. The last black ale I tried was horrible but this makes up for it. It has a really smooth coffee, or chocolate(?) taste to it. I dont know, I dont have the most sophisticated palate and I am kind of dumb. But I do know when I am drinking a good beer and I am. Like right now. It is fucking Tony the Tiger level GREAT!!
There seems to be an awful lot of citra going on in here. Surprise!!! That isnt a criticism by the way, it is just the the “citra” really dominates the flavor. What ever citra means there is a lot of it going on. It still has the light flavor that I associate with saison’s and all in all it is pretty good.
So this is a beer my wife bought for my stupid friends because they love Iron Maiden. Great, a novelty beer and it isnt really that great of a novelty to start off with. Who the fuck still likes Iron Maiden? I am not going to lie, I used to listen to them back in the 80’s… Back in the 80’s. Yes I was to cool for school and used to smoke cigarettes to show how cool I was. Now I cant walk up a flight of stairs with out getting out of breath. See kids, stay in school or you will turn out like me. Which honestly, is pretty awesome. Fuck. Kids, skip school and smoke. Jesus, forget all that shit and on to the beer. It is surprisingly good considering I didnt have anything but low expectations going into it. It is an ESB which isnt one of my favorite styles but I am really enjoying it. Most of the things I dont like about ESB are the malts, they are a little to much in the spotlight but it is really what I am liking about this. The malts arent over the top and there are some some hops you can actually taste (kind of). It is pretty good.