Saturday, September 14, 2019

Devil's Backbone O-fest

A decent Oktoberfest. A titch tinny. Had one on draft at Post Bellum. Liked it enough to have another

Rating = 2 glasses.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Stone Tangerine Express


Tangerine Express adds whole tangerines and pineapple to an American IPA. It is NOT a fruit bomb. It is an American IPA with added flavor. The citrus complements and smooths the hops. I liked the first one so much that I drank another.

Rating = 4 glasses.

Lickinghole Creek Twelfth Night


Twelfth Night is quad version of a Christmas ale. The recipe adds several spices to the wort. The result is awful. I poured almost all of 750 ml down the drain.

Rating = 0

Monday, September 9, 2019

Revision of Goose Island Summertime and Goose IPA

As I work my way through a 30-pack of Summertime and Goose IPA, I decided to revise my ratings.

Summer Time is a decent kรถlsch (search for kolsch) that would be a decent substitute for pilsner and other light lagers, wits, and hefeweizen. I might buy more going forward to have something on hand that goes well with, say, pasta or salad. Upgraded from 3 glasses.

New rating = 4 glasses.

Goose IPA is a decent IPA. However, decent IPAs abound and the more I drink this beer the less interesting it becomes. Downgraded from 3 glasses.

New rating = 2 glasses.




Saturday, September 7, 2019

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Barleywine

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Barleywine (say that fast five times) is a big barleywine with bourbon and coffee flavors. I think that it is an interesting hot mess. Lots of flavor and flavors but I think that the flavors don't form a cohesive whole. 

Rating = 1 glass.

3 Floyds Zombie Dust

Zombie Dust is a wonderful example of American pale ale: nicely balanced but not sweet, with loads of pleasant hop flavor and bitterness. Yummy.  

Currently ranked #1 American pale ale on BeerAdvocate and #35 overall. 

Rating = 6 glasses.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Straffe Hendrik Wild

Straffe Hendrik Wild is a triple refermented with Brett. It is an interested Orval-like take on a triple. The bottle I drank was dated 2015.

Rating = 4 glasses.


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Central State JEM

An interesting take on a Flanders Red Ale.  Subdued sweet tart with wine and oak flavors. Easy drinking.

Rating = 4 glasses.