Filed under: Bear Republic, Current selections, Eel River, Green Flash, Left hand, Rock Art, St. Bernardus, Stone, Weyerbacher
This is what I have on the docket for the foreseeable future.
Weyerbacher Muse 45
Rock art IPA II 72
Left hand Rye Bock 89
Eel River Triple Exultation 90
St Bernardus Pater 6 91
Green Flash Barleywine 94
Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale 96
St Bernardus Tripel 96
St Bernarus Prior 8 98
Arrogant Bastard 98
Stone Ruination 99
St Bernardus ABT 12 100
Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), Green Flash | Tags: almost balanced, aromatic, copper, delicious, Fruity, golden, great strength, hazy, heavy hops, high craft, high quality, long bright finish, loose lace, medium malt, nice packaging, rippled texture, smooth, spicy, surprising, thin white head, unfiltered, very nice
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.2 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $8.99
Aroma: very nice, spicy, aromatic, smooth, fruity, delicious. 9 out of 10.
Visuals: nice packaging, copper, golden, hazy, unfiltered, thin white head, loose lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: almost balanced, medium malt, heavy hops, surprising, great strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, rippled texture, long bright finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Done in the tradition of Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel, where the hops and bananas all get in bed together. Definitely a repeat, though maybe not a favorite, okay value, high craft. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: Amber Ale (pint, shaker), Green Flash | Tags: bitter hops, clear, deep red, effective, good strength, grapefruit, high quality, hops, impressive, long bitter finish, persistent white head, simple, sticky lace, sweet malt, syrupy texture, well balanced, well crafted
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 160 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.50
Aroma: impressive, hops, grapefruit. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: simple, effective, deep red, clear, persistent white head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, sweet malt, bitter hops, good strength, well crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, syrupy texture, long bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: a great IPA derivative, I would have it again in a heartbeat, it’s a favorite, high value, well crafted. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Green Flash | Tags: barley, bold, brown sugar, dark, dark roast, deep, delicious, excellent, fantastic, favorite, flint, grapefruit, great price, maple syrup, praiseworthy, pumpernickel, raisin, raisins, red pepper flake, rich, Toffee, tropical flowers, walnut, well done, wonderful
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ
Size: 22 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 400C
RateBeer Rating: 93
Aural: quiet opening, gentle carbonation, uneventful pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Balance: sweet and sharp
Impression: very nice
Malt Aroma: raisin prunes
Hops Aroma: rose spicy grapefruit
Other Aroma: grapes, sour, cherry
Notes: An amazing aroma. Incapacitating.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Color: dark ruby
Head Retention: average
Notes: A menacing appearance – deep beautiful ruby color with brilliant clarity under an off white yellow head.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Impression: very nice
Malt Flavor: barley, pumpernickel, brown sugar, walnut, toffee, dark roast
Hops Flavor: flint, tropical flowers, red pepper flake, grapefruit
Other: maple syrup, raisins
Notes: wonderful, deep, rich, bold, dark, raisin, delicious, favorite
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: drying warming
Notes: bitter, long finish, strong, alcohol
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: well done, great price, praiseworthy, fantastic