India Pale Ale: Love’m or Hate’m

The effervescent golden liquid passes over your tongue as you experience a deep, comforting, malty sweetness. Suddenly, it transforms into a bright, earthy, springlike sensation that awakens your senses in a beautiful balancing act of flawless flavor. Or, you take a sip of beer and the bitterness makes you cringe in disgust. You reach for... Continue Reading →

GO WEST IPA by ANCHOR BREWING

"Flavorful IPA that pairs great with the binge-worthy Netflix western mini-series, Godless." Go West! IPA: 3.5 out of 5 I've been reading about the psychological component of flavor. Flavor is a combination of taste, aroma, color, clarity, texture, and psychology. Flavor is subjective. If you're in a bad mood or have had a bad experience... Continue Reading →

6 HOP IPA by ROGUE ALES

"Floral aroma, hazy golden hue, low carbonation, smooth start with a bright hoppy finish. I really enjoyed this one." 6 Hop IPA: 4 out of 5 I've been pumping out too many reviews for one sitting and my fingers hurt. Insert quote from Happy Gilmore ("Now your back is going to hurt because you just... Continue Reading →

HAZELNUT BROWN NECTAR by ROGUE ALES

"Much like Purple Haze, the featured flavor doesn't over power the beer. They found that perfect balance. Absolutely delicious." Hazelnut Brown Nectar: 4.5 out of 5 Rogue Ales is quickly becoming one of my favorite names in beer. This one was so surprisingly balanced and drinkable. I would normally assume that a dark beer with... Continue Reading →

JIM KOCH

What makes a craft brewery a CRAFT brewery? The short answer is the size, but thanks to the Boston Beer Company you don't have to be so small anymore... "Though it may not be a big deal to consumers, the Brewers Association saved itself some headaches with a recent decision to modify its bylaws. The... Continue Reading →

KIRIN LIGHT by KIRIN BREWING CO.

"Easy to drink, but lacks in flavor. Nothing exciting or challenging about it." Kirin Light: 2 out of 5 Kirin Company dates its origins back to 1885 in Japan. They hire German brewers to make their beer. It tastes like a Bud Light, but with even less flavor. If you are looking for something to... Continue Reading →

DEAD GUY ale by ROGUE ALES

"I am not a huge fan of maibock, but I enjoyed this beer." Dead Guy Ale: 3 out of 5 Visually, this might be my favorite beer since starting this blog. The bottle is pure rock and roll. Simple, striking, and badass. The color of the beer itself is gorgeous as well. It has a... Continue Reading →

HOPDEVIL ipa by VICTORY BREWING CO.

Heil HopDevil! I hope they serve this beer in hell. Good flavor with a hoppy ending. HopDevil IPA: 3.5 out of 5 For the record, that is by far my punniest review quote. I hope you appreciate that... This was a great beer. Slightly challenging in a very rewarding way. Clean initial taste with herbal,... Continue Reading →

BREWING BEER with GORDON RAMSAY

Many of you have been clicking the "brewing" tags on this blog and I realized that you may be looking for more content centered around the process of actually brewing beer. Well, since I have zero experience making my own beer (for now) I went searching around YouTube for something I could share and found... Continue Reading →

ESCAPE BREWING COMPANY trinity, fl

Escape Brewing Company: 4 out of 5 The night after Thanksgiving my parents joined my wife Kate and I for some pizza and beers at the Escape Brewing Company in Trinity, FL. Upon entering I evaluated it to make sure it passed the Crafthouse Triad, my patent pending test to determine if a brewery or any establishment... Continue Reading →

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