Saturday, April 30, 2011

Samuel Smith Organic Best Ale

Nice lemon and pear aroma. Taste is more spicy.

Organic Best Ale - Samuel Smith Brewery - Tadcaster, England

Friday, April 29, 2011

Spaten Octoberfest Ur-Marzen

Not bad. Fresh sweet bread and toffee flavors.

Spaten Octoberfest Ur-Marzen - Spaten-Brau - Munich, Germany

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Heavy Seas Dubbel Cannon

Beer of the Night #2: very nice

Heavy Seas Dubbel Cannon - Heavy Seas Brewery - Baltimore, MD

Stone Ruination IPA

A liquid poem to the glory of hops! Damn freaking straight!

Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Company - Escondido, Ca

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

Banana, clove, Lemon, Oh my. Yum

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bay, Staats-Brauerei - Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Penn Marzen

Crisp and lively. I couldn't decide if I liked it, but 5 "sips" later my glass was empty, so I guess I did.

Penn Marzen - Penn Brewery - Pittsburg, PA

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dominion Oak Barrel Stout

Vanilla and oak flavors with a little smokiness. Delicious.

Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Dominion Brewing Company - Dover, DE

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Floreffe Tripel

Pretty strong sweet Malty aroma. Taste is not as sweet. Feels crisp and light for a tripel. Little apple flavor.

Floreffe Tripel - Brasserie Lefebvre - Quenast, Belgium

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Belhaven Scottish Ale

Sweet up front with a little bit of a roasted nut flavor.

Belhaven Scottish Ale - Bellhaven Brewery - Dunbar, Scotland

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rogue Mocha Porter

More mild and smooth than I expected. Not your typical porter. Nice hoppiness.

Rogue Mocha Porter - Oregon Brewing CO. - Newport, OR

Thursday, April 21, 2011

#'s Ale

Taste is slight hop bitterness, but mostly sweet floral.

#'s Ale - Atlanta Brewing Company - Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Black Cannon Black IPA

Pretty darn good. Some typical hop bitterness combined with a nice roasted malt flavor.

Black Cannon Black IPA - Heavy Seas Brewing Company - Baltimore, MD

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Snapperhead IPA

Too sweet with a weird fresh honey like flavor. Just weird for an IPA.

Snapperhead IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale - Garrattsville, NY

Monday, April 18, 2011

Exodus Porter

Rich roasted coffee aroma with a taste that is much the same with a little added chocolate. nice.

Exodus Porter - SweetWater Brewing Co - Atlanta, GA

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Southern Tier 2xIPA

Aroma is sweet with heavy fruit(Peach) and floral hops. Taste has some bitterness, but not what I was expecting. Feels light for an 8+% ABV beer.

Southern Tier 2xIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company - Lakewood, NY

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Levitation Ale

Not a bad little hoppy ale. Not my favorite from stone, but still quite tasty.

Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Company - Escondido, CA

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stone Smoked Porter

Wow! Flippin' sweet ass beer. I want to bake it a cake or something. Smokiness is nice and subtle.

Stone Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co - Escondido, CA

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mendocino Imperial IPA

Pretty darn tasty if you ask me. Nice IPA

Mendocino Imperial IPA - Mendocino Brewing Co. - Saratoga Springs, NY

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tire Bite Golden Ale

Smells and tastes of lemon and floral hops. Perfectly enjoyable.

Tire Bite Golden Ale - Flying Dog Brewery - Frederick, MD

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SweetWater Road Trip

Easy drinking blond ale. Nice spring/summer drink.

Road Trip - SweetWater Brewing Co. - Atlanta, Ga

Monday, April 11, 2011

Brooklyn Pilsner

More bitter than I was expecting. Not the best Brooklyn beer I have had, but still nice.

Brooklyn Pilsner - Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Wells Bombardier

Sweet malts and bitter hops, not bad at all.

Wells Bombardier - Wells & Young's Brewing Co. - Bedford, UK

Friday, April 8, 2011

Reunion '10 Belgian Style Scotch Ale

Rich & Malty. Carmel, toffee, plum with a little alcohol burn.

Reunion '10 - Terrapin Beer Co. - Athens, GA

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hardcore IPA

For me this is a lot more balances than their Punk IPA. Nice Malty sweetness up front followed by a serious hop kick.

Hardcore IPA - Brewdog LTd. - Fraserburgh, Scotland

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Samuel Smith's India Ale

Nice silky hoppiness with a smooth dry finish.

India Ale - Samuel Smith - Tadcaster, England

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Punk IPA

4/5 #2 - A lot of people really like this beer, but it was overly bitter to me, Doesn't seem well balanced.

Punk IPA - Brewdog Ltd. - Fraserburg, Scotland

Vinyl Lager

Not great, but not horrible either. Carmel malts a little nutty and a little funky after taste.

Vinyl Lager - Magic Hat Brewing Company - South Burlington, VT

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ayinger October Fest-Marzen

Pretty tasty. A lot of Malty sweetness.

Ayinger October Fest-Marzen - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer - Aying, Germany

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen

Love it. Crisp and fresh and perfect for a sunny day while I brew my own Hefe-Weizen

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen - Paulaner brauerei - Munich Germany

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Southampton Double White

Pretty darn tasty. Coriander, orange & lemon peel.

Double White - Southampton Publick House - Latrobe, PA

Friday, April 1, 2011


A lot going on with this beer. Aroma is almost like bubblegum. Taste is grassy hops, hay, citrus. Nice and dry with active carbonation.

Orval - Brasserie D'Orval - Villers D'Orval, Belgium