Filed under: Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip), Rock Art | Tags: amateur, bitter, bronze, chemical, citrus, cloudy, dark barley, dark copper, good, hoppy, interesting packaging, light, long bitter finish, medium quality, nice, no head, no lace, simple, smoother texture, strong, well crafted
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 68, DIPA, Tulip, snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $2.99
Aroma: nice, simple, citrus, light. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: interesting packaging, amateur, simple, dark copper, cloudy, bronze, no head, no lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: dark barley, bitter, hoppy, good, strong, well crafted, chemical. 9 out of 10.
Palate: medium quality, smoother texture, long bitter finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Slightly different IPA flavor. I will be looking for this again, because of the relative value for price. Somewhat well crafted, especially for the cost. 17 out of 20.
Filed under: Founders, Old Ale (snifter, tumbler) | Tags: alcohol, alcohol is well hidden, barnyard, beautiful packaging, bitter finish, candy, delicious, finishes malty, grassy, hay, hazy, high quality, iced tea, leather, long arc of flavor, longer muddy finish, oak, ruby, smoother texture, some minerals, some thin lace, starts malty, sticky, sugary, sweetness, thick legs, thin off white head, very nice, wheat, wine
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.8 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $10.99/4
Aroma: Very nice, oak, wine, leather, barnyard, hay, wheat, alcohol, sweetness.
Visuals: beautiful packaging, thick legs, ruby, iced tea, hazy, thin off white head, some thin lace.
Taste: starts malty, finishes malty, sugary, candy, delicious, sticky, long arc of flavor, bitter finish, grassy, some minerals, alcohol is well hidden.
Palate: high quality, smoother texture, longer muddy finish.
Overall: A winner. Like most anything by Founders, I’d surely have this again. Not my favorite style, a bit too sweet for me, but delicious. A bit expensive, but worth the taste.
Filed under: lager (lager glass) | Tags: artificial sunlight, clear, corn, hay, light finish, little malt, low quality, no hops, no lace, no strength, okay, okay packaging, pale, smoother texture, thin white head, unbalanced, yellow
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150C
Purchased at: everywhere for $1.00
Aroma: okay, hay, corn.
Visuals: okay packaging, artificial sunlight, yellow, pale, clear, thin white head, no lace.
Taste: unbalanced, little malt, no hops, no strength.
Palate: low quality, smoother texture, light finish.
Overall: not bad, but very much a light beer. sure, it’s a repeat. not a favorite. okay value. no craft.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Rogue | Tags: alcohol, amazing, black, cherries, grapes, hefty malt, high quality, layered, long lasting off white head, medium craft, oak, opaque, persistent lace, rough finish, smoother texture, some hops, sourness, tannins, thick, very strong, way off balance, well designed, wine
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11.5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $4.49
Aroma: amazing, tannins, oak, grapes, wine, alcohol, cherries, sourness. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: well designed, black, thick, opaque, long lasting off white head, persistent lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: way off balance, hefty malt, some hops, layered, very strong, medium craft. 8 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smoother texture, rough finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: A mixed bag. Interesting, but very chemical, and lots of unmasked alcohol. Seems fruity, but also off. Nice to try, but not a repeat, not nearly a favorite, medium value, medium craft. 16 out of 20.