Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Stone | Tags: Alcohol by volume, California, cherry, citrus, Cooking, fruit, Home, wine
Style & glass: American Strong Ale; Snifter
22 fl oz x 9.5% ABV = 209 / 60 = 3.48 beers * 150 C = 522 calories (est.)
Available at: Joe Canal’s for $9.99
aroma is tar and resin, visuals are deep angry ruby under a tan head, taste is citrus, cherries, peach, and a quick turn to pine and resin, feels crisp and bright, overall, a delicious and wonderful brew.
Filed under: Ballast Point, IPA (shaker, tulip) | Tags: Alcohol by volume, bitter, citrus, hops, India Pale Ale, Palate, Taste
Style; glass: IPA; tulip
22 fl oz x 7% ABV = 154 / 60 = 2.56 beers * 150 C = 384 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Craft Beer Outlet, Phila, PA for $11.99
Aroma: nice, calming, beach, field, grassy, salty, citrus.
Visuals: brand focused packaging, a bright engaged yellow, brilliantly clear, bright white tight bubbled head, sticky lace.
Taste: expertly balanced, honey, citrus, rind, peppers.
Palate: Bright, crisp, and layered, drying, increasingly bitter long finish.
Overall: Fantastic. In my top 3 IPAs, certainly. A favorite.
Filed under: Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip), Lagunitas | Tags: Alcohol by volume, citrus, fruit, Home, hops, pine, pineapple, wine
Style; glass: DIPA; Tulip
22 fl oz x 8% ABV = 176 / 60 = 2.93 beers * 150 C = 439.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Super Saver Pennington, NJ for $4.49
Aroma: hay, orange peel, pineapple, pine trees, salt.
Visuals: intriguing packaging, looks like top shelf whiskey, deep amber, brilliantly clear, off white head, intricate thin lace.
Taste: well balanced, light sweetness throughout, citrus rind tones continuously present, strength balanced with sensibility.
Palate: dry, towel, long bitter finish with sweetness lying underneath.
Overall: A very well balanced DIPA. A definite repeat. A sure favorite. At $5 a bomber, an amazing value.
Filed under: Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip), Long Train | Tags: Alcohol by volume, citrus, India Pale Ale, lace, Long Trail, Palate, Taste, Wine tasting descriptors
22 fl oz x 8.6% ABV = 189.2 / 60 = 3.15 beers * 150 C = 472.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Super Saver Pennington, NJ for $3.49
Aroma: nice aroma, pine, citrus, spicy.
Visuals: Simple, elegant packaging, warehouse on fire, deep orange body, brilliantly clear, thick, sticky white head, long lasting lace.
Taste: very well balanced, sweet, then quickly bitter. Beautiful, classic double IPA.
Palate: medium to full bodied, long bitter finish.
Overall: Amazing. I’d have it again in a heartbeat. A favorite.
Filed under: Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip), Weyerbacher | Tags: Alcohol by volume, Burlington New Jersey, citrus, hops, Palate, resin, snifter, Taste
Style; glass: DIPA; tulip, snifter
12 fl oz x 9% ABV = 108 / 60 = 1.8 beers * 150 C = 270 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $2.78 Thanks, Mike!
Aroma: citrus, sweetness, and hash resin
Visuals: simple but effective packaging, a deep sunset with rain coming, clear, red, orange, and pinks, sediment pour brings particles, off white yellowish head, sticky lace.
Taste: very well balanced, approaches cloying, sweet, bitter, sour, Simcoe and cascade hops, delicious.
Palate: Bright, then very dull and rounded. All about the citrus burn and hop bitterness.
Overall: One of my favorite IPAs despite the overt sweetness. Well layered, well done.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Dominion | Tags: alcohol, bitter, brilliant, caramel, citrus, crisp, dry, fruit, grapefruit, orange, red, resin, ruby
Style; glass: BWSA; snifter
12 fl oz x 10.5% ABV = 126 / 60 = 2.1 beers * 150 C = 315 calories (est.)
Purchased at: The Beer Outlet for $1.25
Aroma is honey, hops and an alcohol burn, inviting, strong.
Visuals are a deep ruby red, lightly carbonated, very quick tan head goes away completely.
Taste is bitter, middling to sweetness, finish is a long bitter burn.Tasty, but unbalanced.
Palate is crisp, rough, and sandy. Gritty, drying, and with an alcohol burn throughout.
Overall, a very nice brew, definitely a different kind of barleywine, this one much less sweet than others, with a great deal of hop presence. Delicious, well done.
Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Sierra Nevada | Tags: amazing, beautiful, bitter, brilliant, citrus, clear, crisp, delicious, dry, golden, grapefruit, high quality, hoppy, hops, long finish, nice, orange, pine, resin, well balanced
First tasted on 2/21/2009
video added 3/25/2009
Aroma: hops, citrus, stinging, and pine needles. Invigorating.
Visuals: beautiful brand safe packaging, summer sunset, brilliant golden orange clarity, thinning white yellowish head, exquisite lace.
Palate: peppery, stinging, and tart, middles dull to a warming and a throb in the back of the mouth, the finish is dark, warming, and delicious.
Overall: This is a spectacular, delicious, and superlative achievement. At this price, intensity, and quality, I have found my go-to daily bread. Sierra Nevada, you’ve absolutely done it. You are so hired.