Having a Raging ***** IPA tonight. I tell ya, after a while I get numb to the typical IPA, and I know this is Belgian-style, but it's delightfully unique.
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i had two raging *****'s at dinner the other night. they were nice and strong
St. Patty's Day tomorrow, picking up a six of Raison D'Etre and a bottle of World Wide Stout!
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; March-18th-2011 at 12:32 AM.
Man!! The World Wide Stout is just awesome! Truly great! And those Raison D'Etres are so refreshing! Happy St. Pats day!
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Smashed a couple Yuenglings and the last Raison D'Etre over the weekend. Tell ya what, I like that Yuengling lager. American lagers get a bad rap. I like corn and grains, so what? It's what defensive ends are made of. Pure American badassery.
I want to start exploring Lagunitas beers, seems like they're high level across the board. Got me a bomber of the Old Gnarly Wine for tonight:
Lagunitas Old Gnarly Wine
Style: Barley Wine
Alcohol content: 10.6% ABV
Limited Seasonal Release: Spring
Appearance: Caramel with a rosewood hue, dark colors, yet somehow "bright" in the glass. Fluffy bronze head gives this beer a very serious look. A lot of lacing, but dissipates quickly, leaving almost no lasting trace.
Aroma: Pungent aroma of flowers, sweet citrus and tropical fruits. Caramel backbone is strong on this, and it's not overdone. Could sit here and smell this brew forever, awesomely balanced.
Flavor: Overwhelmed by the flavor. Again, incredibly balanced. Progression from malt to hops is insane. Tons of caramel malt hit right away, with a superb IPA-'esque citrus and flowery bitterness gaining intensity as the milliseconds roll by. Complete "180" through the tasting. Sweet, sweet, sweet.
Body/Finish: Big body, oily. Carbonation is high, alcohol warmth is high. Finish is a lot of alcohol warmth with bitter hops and slight caramel.
Summary/Grade: This is a very high quality beer with a modest price tag.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; March-29th-2011 at 06:36 AM.
had a Hop Henge IPA last weekend. it was so good. the color, smell, taste, high alc content. man it was just awesome all around.
i got a growler from vintage 50 of this stuff called Kalashnikov Russian Imperial Stout. Its 10.8% and pitch black and delicious. 1 beer on an empty stomach will get you buzzing
The Redskins: Straight outta the WOOM!
HA, great pic! You take that QBK? Damn leprechaun!
Got two of my faves tonight:
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