Filed under: Belgian Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), Great Divide | Tags: Alcohol by volume, beer, Belgian beer, Canal's Lawrenceville, hops, India Pale Ale, Lawrenceville New Jersey, Palate
Style & glass: Belgian Ale, Trappist
12 fl oz x 7.2% ABV = 86.4 / 60 = 1.44 beers * 150 C = 216 calories (est.)
Available at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $8.99
Scent of leather, centennial hops, fruit, and decay, visuals are a brilliant golden body with a long lasting white head, taste is begian sweetness, bananas, and biscuits, with IPA citrus, bitterness, and presence. Palate is drying, active carbonation, and creamy. Overall, a very good beer. I hope it’s regularly available, because I’d like to have it all the time.
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), 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: 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.