Filed under: Eel River, Old Ale (snifter, tumbler) | Tags: alcohol in front, bright, delicious, dust, frothy, heady, heavy, iced tea, like a thinner 120 minute IPA, little hops, long lasting tan head, medium finish, mostly malt, musk, nice, nicely packaged, oak, quite hazy, rocky, rose colored glasses, smooth, thick sticky lace, unbalanced, warming, whiskey, wood
Style and Glass: Old Ale, Snifter; English Pint
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.7% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Super Saver Pennington, NJ for $6.99
Aroma: nice, heady, whiskey, oak, wood, musk, dust
Visuals: nicely packaged, rose colored glasses, iced tea, quite hazy, long lasting tan head, rocky, frothy, thick sticky lace.
Taste: whiskey, unbalanced, mostly malt, little hops, alcohol in front, warming, bright, heavy.
Palate: delicious, warming, smooth, like a thinner 120 minute IPA, medium finish.
Overall: Enjoyable. Good winter night brew.
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: Bear Republic, Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip) | Tags: amber, bitter, dark, fun, grapefruit, hazy, hoppy, Malty, pine, red, rocky, rye
Calories: 350-400 easy per container
Volume: 1pt 6 fl oz (22 fl oz)
Purchased at: Shop Rite Liquors in Hamilton, NJ
Consumed on/at: Sunday, March 9th, 2008
sensory first impression: Smells wonderful, malty. Illustration is a little overdone for me, but fun. Amber pour with a tan head. Hop sentiment note on bottle does not disappoint – a beautiful beer, and aroma intensifies. Head is thick and natural and firm. Quite a fetching ale. Angry red haze – with hops to match – what a great biting flavor. So very bitter, but sweetly balanced. Dark flavor. Not nearly the whimsical identity of its label. Lacing is nice already. Foam is rocky and bulbous. This is a high scorer. Attention spreads over the back top of the mouth and the very front of the tongue.
Malt flavor is: caramel, black coffee, nuts, and rye.
Hop flavor is: basil, celery, and rye.
Yeast flavor is: earthy, dusty.
Other flavors include: Grapefruit. Pine. Very fine.
Color is: pale, angry red, with hints of deeper brown.
Liquid is: hazy and cloudy. Sandblasted.
Head and lace are: bumpy, reducing over time to a thinner film, light tan
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: high medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: heavy
Sour level is: light, and very nice.
Body or Mouthfeel is: high medium
Texture is: creamy, sticky, crisp
Carbonation is: quiet, but crisp
Finish is: very long, and quite enjoyable.
Overall experience: Reminds me of Victory hopped up ales quite a bit. Beautiful. I love this beer – as a special treat, it’s very nice. It might as well be imported, being from Cali, but it’s delicious and it’s special. If you like hops, you can’t go wrong here – it’s in my top 5, for sure.