Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Rogue | Tags: amber, bitter, classic, clean, craft, crisp, deep, delicious, fresh, fun, golden, grapefruit, grassy, great, hazy, hoppy, hops, impressive, inventive, lasting, lingers, long lasting, Malty, mellow, nice, phenomenal, pine, resin, sour, special treat, strong, sweet, tingles, unique, well balanced, white head
Style and Glass: IPA; tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.2% in 5 liters estimated at 1,000,000 C
Purchased at: Bensalem Beer and Soda for $34.59
Aroma: mellow, sour, grassy. Hops come through nicely.
Visuals: The 5L can is impressive, unique, and a great way to draw beer. Fun, inventive packaging for craft brew. A bit hazy, golden to amber in color, with a long lasting white head that thins but does not disappear. Lace is phenomenal.
Taste: Very well balanced, with a malty, sweet start and a bitter hoppy finish. All the classic flavors you’d expect: pine, grapefruit, and resin. Dark malty finish is delicious. Flavor is deep, strong, and lasting.
Palate: Fresh, clean, and crisp, but lingers nicely on the front and back of the tongue. Tingles throughout the mouth.
Overall: A special treat from a great brewer. As close to the tap as I’ll have at home. I’d love to have it again, but I doubt I’ll ever see it again, after I slowly enjoy these 14 glasses. Delicious.
Filed under: Jim Dundee, pale lager (mug, English pint, lager, shaker) | Tags: amber, beautiful, bubblegum, citrus, deep, delicious, dough, golden, Malty, medium, nice head, nuts, orange, red, refreshing, respectable, rocky
JW Dundee’s American Amber Lager
Volume: 12 fl oz
Purchased at: part of sampler
Price per fl oz: $10 / 144 fl oz = $0.069 per fl oz
Consumed on/at: home on March 27th, 2008
sensory first impression: Nice head. Beautiful amber color. Rocky head is refreshing. Good color and temperature.
Malt flavor is: nuts, malty depth.
Hop flavor is: floral, deep citrusy, herbaceous.
Yeast flavor is: doughy, liquid, wet.
Other flavors include: alcohol, bubblegum, soy sauce, vanilla.
Color is: pale, golden, amber, orange, red, fiery.
Liquid is: clear.
Head and lace are: bumpy, tan, nice lace.
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: medium,
Sour level is: light
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: creamy, oceanic,
Carbonation is: lively,
Finish is: long and nice.
Overall experience: A very nice, respectable, beer. Delicious.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Sierra Nevada | Tags: amber, clear, grains, grass, great lace, hay, hoppy, salty, sandy, shallow, thin
Volume: 12 oz
Purchased at: Ewing Discount Liquor
Consumed on: Wednesday February 20th, 2008
first impression: No head really at all, a fine pale amber color, very clear. Finest lace and wisps of bubbles. Quiet in terms of carbonation. A nice bite in hops, and a bit malty. Not bad, by any means, but mass produced, perhaps not for the masses.
Malt is oceanic – a bit salty, a bit sandy.
Hops are present.
Yeast/Bacteria hang on the glass, and are the most present component in my tasting.
Other flavors include wind across a field of grass, corn, or hay.
Color a thin, pale orange.
Liquid is golden and brilliant.
Head/Lace is very present.
Bitterness is very light.
Sour not at all.
Salty and might pair well with fast food.
Hoppiness is present, but minimal.
Maltiness is thin and syrupy.
Body/Mouthfeel is quite light.
Texture is cutting. Quite dry.
Carbonation is fairly light.
Finish is quite short, except for the salty seltzer finish. Refreshing in this regard.
Overall – not a bad beer by any means, but not a very deeply crafted beer. It may separate itself (as a mass produced, mass consumed beer) from Budweiser in a far superlative way, but it does not approach the beers produced by Stone, Victory, or Dogfish Head. It is quite desirable where only macros exist.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Oskar Blues | Tags: active, amber, beautiful, bitter, bright, brown, citrus, clay, clear, coriander, deep, dull, flowery, full, golden, grapefruit, heavy malt, hoppy, long, mold, nicely laced, off white, pine, rippled, sour, spicy, sweet, varied, wonderful
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz can
Glass: 6 oz goblet
Purchased at: West Trenton Wine and Liquor
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Nice rippled creamy head. Beautiful color — off white head on a golden, amber, brown, varied body. Clear, bright sparkling. Hoppy aroma and wonderful flavor of pine and citrus.
Aroma: 10 out of 10
Spicy, coriander, Pine, Grapefruit, sludgy texture, clay, flowery.
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Amber, brown, golden, variant body with long lasting head of off white. Nicely laced.
Taste: 10 out of 10
heavy malt overtones, slightly sweet aftertaste, very hoppy bitter presence, sour in after taste.
Palate: 4 out of 5
Body is medium-full. Mouthfeel is clay and mold. Texture is dull, but wonderful. Carbonation is visually present, and active. Finish is long, sweet, sour, and deep.
Overall experience: 18 out of 20. I liked the uniquity of the canned delivery, the surprise of the quality, the aroma, the color, and the flavor.
Filed under: Bells, wheat ale (shaker, weizen) | Tags: amber, apple, aromatic, caramel, cloudy, coriander, creamy, demure, dirt, dust, easy, enjoyable, grass, lawnmower, lemon, light, nice, Nut, orange, peanut, quiet, rind, rye, sugar, sweet, tasty, wheat
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA
Size: 12 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 160 C
RateBeer Rating: 82
Aural: quiet opening, little carbonation, easy pour
Aroma 7 out of 10
Malt Aroma: whole wheat flour, nut, light caramel
Hops Aroma: dust, dirt, grass, coriander, lemon
Other Aroma: apple
Notes: A very nice aroma – not overpowering, but enjoyable, sweet, demure.
Appearance 4 out of 5
Head Retention: thin but persistent
Notes: A very nice example of an American wit. Good color, nice yeasty cloudiness, like a sunset. Head is present but thin.
Flavor 8 out of 10
Malt Flavor: wheat, sugar, rye, peanut
Hops Flavor: dust, rind, coriander, lemon, orange
Notes: A very tasty, if light, flavor. What many might call a good lawnmower beer, but by no means a killer beer.
Palate 3 out of 5
Notes: A crisp, quick finish is my least favorite part of this beer – it’s refreshing, but with a short lived refreshment.
General Impression: 16 out of 20
Craftmanship: very nice.
Personal Taste: liked.
Notes: It was enjoyable, delicious and simple, but many other wits and belgian styles would be my choice when spending $5 on a 12 oz bottle.