Westbrook Brewing Co. Rinse/Repeat Ekuanot Azacca El Dorado India Pale Ale

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Westbrook Brewing Co. Rinse/Repeat Ekuanot Azacca El Dorado India Pale Ale, 7% ABV brewed in Mt. Pleasent South Carolina with yes you guessed it, Ekuanot, Azacca, and El Dorado dry hops with Cascade, and CTZ wet hops, Conan Yeast, with Carapils, Oat, Pale, and wheat malts. Ekuanot Azacca El Dorado pours a bight hazy yellow color with a three-finger billowing slow white head giving off tropical fruits aromas of fresh mango, pineapple, tangerine, and little orange peel that sends you into a fresh tropical fruit taste that is much like the beers aroma with nice ripe tropical pineapple, mango, and some hoppy orange peel with nice bitter notes coming to a tropical bitter hoppy fruit finish and a tropic bitter aftertaste with a medium mouthfeel. Westbrook Brewing Co. Rinse/Repeat Ekuanot Azacca El Dorado is a good tropical IPA that is well-deserving of an A+. Nothing really bad with this delicious IPA that you should already have had. Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Throwback Thursday: Rogue Ales Yellow Snow IPA

Originally posted December 11th, 2016

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There is an old saying “don’t eat the yellow snow”  someone at Rogue Ales in Newport Oregon made Yellow Snow IPA, 6.5% ABV with 82 IBUs. Yellow Snow IPA is brewed with CaraFoam, Melanoidin, 2-Row & Rogue Farms Dare & Risk Malts; Amarillo Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast. Yellow Snow pours a golden yellow color with a three-finger white head that leaves behind nice decent lacing that fades into chunky lacing. The aroma is hoppy with big earthy tones with slight pine essence. Yellow snow has a big IPA aroma to it. Taste is big with hoppy, fruity, earthy notes upfront with earthy bitterness in the back with slight juicy fruits. The mouthfeel is a full medium, this beer finishes with a bitterness that lingers just enough for you to really taste the bitterness. The aftertaste is hoppy and sticky with a bit of a fruity note. This is a well-brewed bitter IPA and Yellow Snow deserves a B. Solidly brewed and almost well balance but falls just half an inch short of being perfectly balanced. It just needs a little more malt’s to be perfect. I would recommend having Rogue Ales Yellow Snow IPA. Cheers Please enjoy responsibly!

Dssolver Brewing Eat The Rich Bourbon Barrel coffee Stout

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Dssolver Brewing Eat The Rich Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout, 5.5% ABV is a collaboration between Dssolver Brewing and Hoof Hearted Coffee and is a bourbon barrel fermented after being brewed with Cacao nibs, vanilla, sea salt, hazelnut, & bourbon barrel-aged Hoof Hearted Coffee Beans. Eat The Rich pours a thick black color with a two-finger foamy/rocky brown creamy slow head with roasted and toasted coffee sweet vanilla cacao aromas that entice you to take a lush sip allowing toasted roast notes of a nice vanilla/chocolate coffee sweetness with a big of bourbon notes hitting your taste buds with a little nutty notes makes its way into the flavor mix that comes to a nice bourbon coffee finish and continues into the aftertaste with some light vanilla sweet notes with a fully sticky mouthfeel. Dssolver Brewing Eat The Rich Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout does have a lot going on but it all comes together for a wonderful dark stout beer, getting an A. You can really taste all the individual flavor of this beer and that is not an easy task, I mean sometimes on flavor could overwhelm another flavor, but Dssolver Brewing Eat The Rich Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout really lets all the tasty flavors shine though and that makes it a beer that is worth trying! Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!      

Dssolver Brewing Raised in the Juicy

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Dssolver Brewing Raised in the Juicy, 9.2% is a double IPA I purchased in a Crowler format from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop. Dssolver brews in Ashville, North Carolina. Raised in the Juicy pours a dark yellow color with a two-finger pillowy white head that is somewhat slow fading with minimal lacing left behind. Raised in the Juicy gives off tropical juicy fruit aromas like pineapple with a bitterness and a tiny pine note that beckons you to sip on tropic citrus fruit notes with a nice bitter that grows as it washes over the backend of your tongue and comes to a bitter finish with nice droplets of pineapple orange finish that fades a little and continues into the aftertaste that does linger with a nice growing hoppy note with a full mouthfeel.     Dssolver Brewing Raised in the Juicy doesn’t drink like its a 9.2 ABV beer that is good and that gives it an A. All the nice bitterness with all the tropical and citrus fruit flavors blend nicely for a delicious double IPA and one that you should try for yourself. Please stay safe at home and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Burial Beer Co. Distributed Denial of Service

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Burial Beer Co. Distributed Denial of Service, 5% ABV is a dry-hopped Kellerpils or a dry-hopped unfiltered Pilsner that I purchased from Pop the Top. Distributed Denial of Service pours a slightly hazed yellow with a fluffy two finger steady white head with aromas of hoppy breaded pilsner malt that has a little dry note to it with some slight crisp notes. The flavor is more on the hoppy side that does follow the nose with a nice bitter note of slightly breaded pilsner malt with a hoppy noted on the back that has light dryness to it with a crisp nature that comes to a slightly hoppy dry finish and a nice semi-hoppy aftertaste that is somehow refreshing with a medium mouthfeel. Burial Beer Co. Distributed Denial of Service is quite a take on a Pilsner beer and that good getting a B+ from me. I found this beer to slowly become too much for you tastebuds after about a four-pack but you would enjoy each of the four Burial Beer Co. Distributed Denial of Service which you should definitely try! Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!   

Throwback Thursday: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Kellerweis Hefeweizen

Originally posted May 9th, 2012.

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I haven’t had too many Sierra Nevada beers, but I did see this hefeweizen, unfiltered wheat, and though it would be good for a beer tasting on American wheat beer. This is an old microbrewery in Chico, CA and soon they will have another brewery here in the Asheville North Carolina area soon. They have been brewing beer since the eighties,& probably&older than me. I really enjoyed this hazy brew, but I can say the same about most wheat beer. Wheat beer is one of my top favorite styles. Kellerweise pours a rich hazy-golden color with a nice bright foamy white heat. There is a nice spicy clove and banana scent that is nice and pleasant and just wonderful. About the same can be said for this one’s taste, but there is a nice ripe banana too. Yes, there is a faint bit of wheat but you should know that if you’ve had a wheat beer before. The finish is nice crisps a tiny bit spicy and good. This Hefe is one I’ll try again very soon. A day or two after having this I still want more and couldn’t stop thinking of it. It is just really good but simple at the same time. Really good work on Sierra Nevada’s part. Well done! This is great with grilled sausages, a big juicy hamburger, or good chicken wings. This is also good on a hot day when you want to relax and feel refreshed, cause this Sierra is most refreshing. I loved it! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!