Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Butternuts Porkslap Pale Ale

5/31 #2: Novelty over quality, but still drinkable. Funkly little ginger flavor.

Butternuts Porkslap Pale Ale - Butternuts Beer & Ale - Garrettsvillle, NY

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/butternuts-porkslap-pale-ale/59676/

Evil Twin Yin Imperial Taiji Stout

Damn this is tasty!! Roasted and creamy and delicious.

Evil Twin Yin Imperial Taiji Stout - Evil Twin Brewing at Brew Dog Aberdeenshire, Scotland

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/evil-twin-yin/142988/

Monday, May 30, 2011

Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen

5/30 #2: This beer doesn't get great reviews, but it tastes pretty nice to me. May be missing some of the banana and clove notes from a traditional hefe, but it is still a winner in my book. Nice simple German Hefe-Weizen.

Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen - Pinkus Brewery - Munster, Germany

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/pinkus-organic-wheat-beer/4552/

Framboise Boon

This is very tasty. I challenge women out there who say they don't like "beer" to try this and still say that. Nice refreshing raspberry lambic.

Framboise Boon - Boon Brewery - Lembeek, Belgium

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boon-framboise/4430/

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dogfish Head Squall IPA

5/29 #2 - Very thick and malty. Not sure how I feel about that in an IPA. Lots of citrus flavors as well.

Squall IPA - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Milton, DE

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/dogfish-head-squall-ipa/103485/

21st Amendment Monk's Blood

Malty sweet with vanilla, raisin, brown sugar and a nice bitter finish. Pretty thick with alcohol bite.

Monk's Blood - 21st Amendment Brewery - San Francisco, CA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/21st-amendment-monks-blood/100023/

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen

Just an average dunkle. Pretty mild flavors, but still nice on a hot day.

Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen - Traditionsbrauerei - Nurnberg, Germany

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/tucher-dunkles-hefe-weizen/3799/

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sprecher Special Amber

Nice toasty flavor with a little spice and bitter hop finish. Not a bad little beer

Sprecher Special Amber - Sprecher Brewing Co. - Glendale, WI

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sprecher-special-amber/1366/

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lion Imperial Pilsner

5/24 #3 - Lots of honey sweetness. Not great but not horrible

Lion Imperial Pilsner - Lion Brewery - Sri Lanka

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/lion-imperial-pilsner-lager/66534/

Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter

5/24 #2 - Delicious! If you like hazelnut you will like this. If not, stay away.

Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter - Pugsley Brewing - Portland, Maine

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sea-dog-riverdriver-hazelnut-porter/2210/

Dogfish Head Sahtea

Very interesting beer. Definitely chai & spice, and a lot of banana and clove sweetness.

Sahtea - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Milton, DE

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/dogfish-head-sahtea/93237/

Monday, May 23, 2011

Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier

Very nice refreshing beer with light lemon & banana flavors.

Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier - Bay, Staats-Brauerei Weihenstephan - Freising, Germang

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/weihenstephaner-kristall-weissbier/4584/

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ommegang BPA


5/21 #3: A little to sweet for my taste, but not awful. Just O.K.

Ommegang BPA - Brewery Ommegang - Cooperstown, Ny

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ommegang-belgian-style-pale-ale-bpa/116121/

Terrapin Monk's Revenge

5/21 #2: One of the few Terrapin beers I have not really liked. Hard to explain really, just not my cup of tea.  I think it mainly has to do with the lack of balance in high alcohol beers.  Many of them have an overly sweet malt & strong whiskey flavors to them and I just don't like my beer to taste like whiskey.  If I wanted whiskey I would order it.

Terrapin Monk's Revenge - Terrapin Beer Company - Athens, GA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/terrapin-side-project-monks-revenge-double-ipa/98259/

Hell or High Watermelon

Now if someone would make fried chicken & waffles beer my life would be complete. This is a very nice and refreshing beer for a hot, sunny Georgia day.

Hell or High Watermelon - 21st Amendment Brewery - Cold Springs, MN

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/21st-amendment-hell-or-high-watermelon-wheat/8187/

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mission St. Blond Ale.

Not as good as the Hefeweizen, but not bad either, and at $6 or less for a six pack it beats the hell out of a bud, miller, or coors.

Mission Street Blond Ale - Steinhaus Brewing CO. - Paso Robles, CA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/mission-street-blonde-ale/87364/

Mission St. Hefeweizen

5/20 #2- This is a pretty darn good beer & only like $1.99 for a 22oz at Trader Joes. awesome beer considering the value.

Mission St. Hefeweizen - Steinhaus Brewing CO. - Paso Robles, CA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/mission-street-hefeweizen/124529/

Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale

Nice citrus and piney hop flavors. Pretty solid pale ale.

Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Brewery - Longmont, CO

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/oskar-blues-dales-pale-ale/11576/

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner

A nice little pils.

Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner - Shmaltz Brewing - San Francisco, Ca

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/coney-island-mermaid-pilsner/105426/

Unibroue Blanche de Chambly

Not bad. Nice pear and banana flavors.

Unibroue Blanche de Chambly - Unibroue - Chambly, Canada

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/unibroue-blanche-de-chambly/8820/

Red Hook Long Hammer IPA

Nothing special, just a refreshing easy drinking IPA. Fairly mild and light compared to many IPAs out there.

Red Hook Long Hammer IPA - Red Hook Brewery - Woodinville, WA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/redhook-long-hammer-ipa/67663/

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Weyerbacher Insanity

5/18 #3 - Very sweet. Strong alcohol and dark fruit flavors.

Looking back on this the next day I must have been good and buzzed to take that bad of a picture. haha.

Insanity was just a little too sweet for my taste.  I find this is a common theme for me with barely wines and other high alcohol beers, with a few exceptions of course.

Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Company - Easton, PA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/weyerbacher-insanity/39419/

Four + Monkshine

4/18 #2 - kind of boring for a Belgian Pale.

Monkshine - Four + Brewing - Salt Lake City, UT

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/four-monkshine/39516/

Dogfish Head Burton Baton

Interesting beer, like a combo between an IPA and a strong ale. Good, but I can't say I could drink it all the time, especially at 10%abv.

Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Milton, DE

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/dogfish-head-burton-baton/39508/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

La Folie Sour Brown Ale

Hard to explain my love/hate relationship with sours. Not as tart as Red Poppy Ale, but still tart as all get up. Sour cherries and sour green apple.

La Folie Sour Brown Ale - New Belgium Brewing Company - Fort Collins, CO

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/new-belgium-la-folie/10513/

Monday, May 16, 2011

Circus Boy The Hefeweizen

This beer fails as a Hefeweizen. It tastes pretty nice for an American Wheat beer, and I like the lemon grass, but nothing close to a traditional Hefe.

Circus Boy The Hefeweizen - Magic Hat Brewing Company - South Burlington, VT.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/magic-hat-circus-boy/56699/

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dogfish Head Black & Blue

Just the right amount of fruit, not over powering. Very refreshing.

Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Milton, DE

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/dogfish-head-black-and-blue/63450/

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blue Moon Belgian White

Almost forgot to add this one.  Normally I don't like to support the big 3, but this was the only beer at the restaurant besides Bud or Miller.

Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company - Golden, Co

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/blue-moon-belgian-white-ale/2228/


Haywire Hefeweizen

Very mild and not much flavor. Sub-par as far as hefes are concerned. Boring.

Haywire Hefeweizen - Pyramid Breweries - Seattle, WA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/pyramid-haywire-hefeweizen/951/

Friday, May 13, 2011

(WTF) Wilco Tango Foxtrot Jobless Recovery Ale

When I saw the name I had to buy this and was pleasantly surprised in its tastiness. Nice hoppiness.

(WTF) Wilco Tango Foxtrot Jobless Recovery Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company - Petaluma, CA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/lagunitas-wilco-tango-foxtrot-wtf-ale/117140/

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Breakout Stout

Mmmmm. Dark chocolate and coffee. Goes great with these chocolate macaroons.

Breakout Stout - Jailhouse Brewing Company - Hampton, Ga

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/jailhouse-breakout-stout/123862/

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Saison Dupont Vieille Provision

Like walking through a field of fresh grass on a warm sunny day. Absolutely delicious.

Saison Dupont Vieille Provision - Brasserie Dupont - Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/saison-dupont-vieille-provision/5386/

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Hang Ten

Heavy yeast and banana nose. Taste is definitely Malty with nice banana and wheat flavors. Not bad.

Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Hang Ten - Heavy Seas Brewing - Baltimore, MD

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/heavy-seas-mutiny-fleet-hang-ten/74480/

Monday, May 9, 2011

Shark Attack Double Red Ale

Reviews on this beer are pretty good, but I thought it was overly bitter with a lot of alcohol up front and not very well balanced. Not horrible, but I won't buy again.

Shark Attack Double Red Ale - Port Brewing Company - San Marcos, CA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/pizza-port-shark-attack-double-red-ale/29012/

Sunday, May 8, 2011

SweetWater Sch'Wheat

Yeasty & Citrusy. Nice sunny day beer.

SweetWater Sch'Wheat - SweetWater Brewing Company - Atlanta, GA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sweetwater-schwheat/119146/

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Avery White Rascal

5/7 #2 - Spicy and sweet, but a little too sweet for me.

Avery White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company - Boulder, CO

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/avery-white-rascal/22967/

Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA

Pretty nice IPA. Sweetness & bitterness is well balanced.

Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA - Heavy Seas Brewing Company - Baltimore, MD

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/heavy-seas-loose-cannon-hop3/51447/

Friday, May 6, 2011

Saison Rue

5/6 #3 - A big bottle of yeasty goodness is what this is.

Saison Rue - The Bruery - Placentia, Ca

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/the-bruery-saison-rue/86540/

Modelo Especial

Left over from Cinco de Mayo. Couldn't let it go to waste.

Modelo Especial - Grupo Modelo - Mexico

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/modelo-especial/744/

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale

Smells like sweet bready malts. Taste is citrus. Lemon, orange, a little pine. Easy drinking

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn, NY

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/brooklyn-east-india-pale-ale/530/

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Brew Free Or Die IPA

5/4 #2: Not bad. Decent mix of Malty sweetness with piney hops.

Brew Free Or Die IPA - 21st Amendment Brewery - San Francisco, CA

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/21st-amendment-brew-free-or-die-ipa/8189/