Beer & Chips Pairing: Wooden Robot Urban Farmhouse Brewery Green Beast IPA & Frito-Lays Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper

This Beer & Chips Paring; Wooden Robot Urban Farmhouse Brewery Green Beast IPA, 7.5% ABV & Frito-lays Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper. I spotted these chips at my local Harris Teeter and knew it was time for a pairing. I have a review of Wooden Robot Urban Farmhouse Brewery Green Beast IPA posted here on this blog. Frito-lays Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper has a yellow with green Jalapeño flakes on them and has a smoky spicy potato aroma. They have a nice light crunch with a nice potato spice and smoke light smoky bacon-like flavor when you take a swig of Green Beast after ingesting a chip the beer cuts down on the Jalapeño spice leaving a nice potato bacon flavor. However, the Jalapeño does slowly creeps back later after the beer washes down over your tongue but not as strong as the initial bite. T  Wooden Robot Urban Farmhouse Brewery Green Beast IPA does pair somewhat okay with Frito-lays Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper, I give this whole pairing a C+. The Jalapeño flavor washes out with the beer and kind of recovers and I would like to have more Jalapeño throughout the beer. Both the beer and the chops are great on their own, it’s not bad together, just not great. Please drink responsibly!

Birdsong Brewing Co. Movin’ On Up Hazy Pale Ale

Birdsong Brewing Co. Movin’ On Up Hazy Pale Ale, 5.8% ABV brewed in Charlotte, NC with Idaho Gem, Strata, Cashmere, El Dorado hops, flaked oats, and wheat. I saw this on a Birdsong display at my local Total Wine, I decided to purchase it because it a hazy Pale Ale, not a hazy IPA, it was a bit different. Movin’ On Up pours a Hazy deer yellow nearly orange color with a two-finger slightly off white head giving off bright tropical sweet fruity aroma with nice bitter notes. Movin’ On Up has a nice tropical fruit flavor with some light mango and pineapple that bitter yet juicy with a nice light sweetness with a tropical fruit finish with a nice sweet yet faintly bitter aftertaste with a medium mouthfeel. Birdsong Brewing Co. Movin’ On Up Hazy Pale Ale is interesting in the fact that it is a Pale Ale that is nice and tropical with just the right sweet fruit and bitterness that deserves a B+, just give it a slightly more hoppy bitter notes and it would creep up to an A-, but it has nice tropical fruit notes that make it nice and refreshing with a nice sweetness and yes I do recommend you try it! Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Wicked Weed Brewing Co. Coastal Love Hazy IPA

Wicked Weed Brewing Co. Coastal Love Hazy IPA, 6.3% ABV out of Asheville, North Carolina helps hurricane relief efforts in the southeast, United States and is the second beer in their Beer That Build Series. Coastal Love pours a somewhat dark yellow color with a three-finger white rocky head that has citrus fruit aromas, orange, and grapefruit with hoppy notes. The flavor does follow the nose with citrus orange, and grapefruit that has a nice bitter hop flavor to it and finishes nice and citrusy with that nice medium bitterness with a bitter grapefruit aftertaste with a medium mouthfeel. Wicked Weed Brewing Co. Coastal Love Hazy IPA checks off the New England Hazy IPA, it’s just exactly that and I think is an A+. It isn/’t try overly had to be A NE IPA it just exactly with it supposed to be and that is great, a beer that you should try. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!   

 

Wicked Weed Brewing Co. Astronomical Hazy IPA

Wicked Weed Brewing Co. Astronomical Hazy IPA, 7.7% ABV that was kindly given to me by a friend/co-worker Matt who purchased this in Asheville, North Carolina. Astronomical Hazy IPA is brewed with many west coast hops like Calypso. Astronomical Hazy IPA pours a yellow hue with a three-finger white head that slowly fades into some decent laying throughout the pint glass giving off piney grapefruit aromas that have hoppy notes. Taste is piney with citrus grapefruit that has hoppy notes that finish with a nice grapefruit pine and an aftertaste of slight bitter grapefruit and grapefruit peel with a somewhat medium mouthfeel. Wicked Weed Brewing Co. Astronomical Hazy IPA is like bitter, hoppy grapefruit juicy that is easier to drink than some hazy grapefruit forward IPAs. Wicked Weed Brewing Co. Astronomical Hazy IPA is a B+. The bitterness doesn’t attack you tastebuds like some IPAs. It is softer on them and that helps you to really taste the hop profile and really enjoy it. With that said you should try Wicked Weed Brewing Co. Astronomical Hazy IPA. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!       

Casita Cerveceria Paper Rose IPA

Local brewed in Farmville, North Carolina Casita Cerveceria Paper Rose IPA, 7% ABV a hazy New England IPA brewed with pale malt, malted oats, flaked oats, and malted wheat. Hopped with Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin. I purchased this locally from Pop The Top. Paper Rose pours a deep yellow color with a semi-rocky two and a half finger white head with sweet aromas of piney hoppy slight fruity notes that lead to a semi sweet taste with a nice hoppy pine flavor with a touch of a little tropical fruit with a slight sweet bitter finish that faintly continues into the aftertaste with a slight cream fruit with a medium mouthfeel. Casita Cerveceria Paper Rose IPA has a light New England hazy IPA flavor to it that is not an assault on your taste buds. I think Paper Rose IPA is a B-. It’s good but I have had others in the style that have wowed me and this has the right flavor that is mild at best but doesn’t have anything going against it. Yeah I think you should try it, and I will go back to this Casita Cerveceria Paper Rose IPA. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Southern Pines Brewing Company Mosaic AF

Southern Pines Brewing Company Mosaic AF New England IPA, 6.1% with 30 IBUs purchased from Total Wine and brewed in Southern Pines North Carolina is quadruple dry-hopped with Mosaic hops, oats, wheat, and lactose. If you aren’t a Millennial then you are probably scratching your head and wonder what AF is or mean, it’s just As F*ck, when something is very cool or something or someone too much, in the case of this beer it means lots of Mosaic hops. Mosaic AF pours a deep yellow hazy orange color with an almost three finger white head that slowly fades back into itself giving you nose tropical juicy fruits with a little grapefruit-like note. Taste is tropical juicy fruit with light grapefruit coming in towards the back of your mouth with a faint hint of grassy bitter notes that fade out kind of quick with a slight bitter hoppy light grapefruit finish that carries over into a similar aftertaste that lingers for a few seconds before quickly dashing away all with a medium mouthfeel. Southern Pines Brewing Company Mosaic AF New England IPA is okay, and I think that Mosaic hops are good but I felt that they didn’t go all too well with the oats and lactose. I give Southern Pines Brewing Company Mosaic AF New England IPA a D+. Maybe if they use a little bit less of the Mosaic hops then maybe it would be better. Did I hate this beer? Not particularly, it was drinkable but its that bitter hoppy note on the end that throws the beer off. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Southern Pines Brewing Company Mosaic AF

Southern Pines Brewing Company Mosaic AF New England IPA, 6.1% with 30 IBUs purchased from Total Wine and brewed in Southern Pines North Carolina is quadruple dry-hopped with Mosaic hops, oats, wheat, and lactose. If you aren’t a Millennial then you are probably scratching your head and wonder what AF is or mean, it’s just As F*ck, when something is very cool or something or someone too much, in the case of this beer it means lots of Mosaic hops. Mosaic AF pours a deep yellow hazy orange color with an almost three finger white head that slowly fades back into itself giving you nose tropical juicy fruits with a little grapefruit-like note. Taste is tropical juicy fruit with light grapefruit coming in towards the back of your mouth with a faint hint of grassy bitter notes that fade out kind of quick with a slight bitter hoppy light grapefruit finish that carries over into a similar aftertaste that lingers for a few seconds before quickly dashing away all with a medium mouthfeel. Southern Pines Brewing Company Mosaic AF New England IPA is okay, and I think that Mosaic hops are good but I felt that they didn’t go all too well with the oats and lactose. I give Southern Pines Brewing Company Mosaic AF New England IPA a D+. Maybe if they use a little bit less of the Mosaic hops then maybe it would be better. Did I hate this beer? Not particularly, it was drinkable but its that bitter hoppy note on the end that throws the beer off. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Revelry Brewing Company Never Sunny New England India Pale Ale

From Charleston South Carolina, Revelry Brewing Company Never Sunny New England India Pale Ale, 7.0% ABV was purchased from the local Total Wine. Never Sunny is another beer in the NE IPA category which is very popular right now and may continue to be just a popular. Never Sunny pours a cloudy/hazy yellow with a two finger thick white head with juicy tropical fruit aroma with citrus sweetness and a hint of a hoppy bitter note waffling into your nose. Taste does follow the aroma with nice sweet juicy tropical flavors with some citrus oranges and some light bitter/hoppy notes on the back of the tongue. Never Sunny has a juicy tropical finish a sweet juicy fruited citrus aftertaste that linger for a short time with a medium mouthfeel. This is pretty much a standard New England hazy IPA, it exactly what it’s can states and I think it should receive a B. It’s real good but it does it blow me away with flavor, and I am starting to grow a little bit tried of these New England hazy IPA and IPAs for that matter. I think that NE IPA are good but they keep standard IPA from a growth. I recommend Revelry Brewing Company Never Sunny New England India Pale Ale, I enjoyed it, it was refreshing. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Revelry Brewing Company Never Sunny New England India Pale Ale

From Charleston South Carolina, Revelry Brewing Company Never Sunny New England India Pale Ale, 7.0% ABV was purchased from the local Total Wine. Never Sunny is another beer in the NE IPA category which is very popular right now and may continue to be just a popular. Never Sunny pours a cloudy/hazy yellow with a two finger thick white head with juicy tropical fruit aroma with citrus sweetness and a hint of a hoppy bitter note waffling into your nose. Taste does follow the aroma with nice sweet juicy tropical flavors with some citrus oranges and some light bitter/hoppy notes on the back of the tongue. Never Sunny has a juicy tropical finish a sweet juicy fruited citrus aftertaste that linger for a short time with a medium mouthfeel. This is pretty much a standard New England hazy IPA, it exactly what it’s can states and I think it should receive a B. It’s real good but it does it blow me away with flavor, and I am starting to grow a little bit tried of these New England hazy IPA and IPAs for that matter. I think that NE IPA are good but they keep standard IPA from a growth. I recommend Revelry Brewing Company Never Sunny New England India Pale Ale, I enjoyed it, it was refreshing. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

New Sarum Brewing Company The People’s Elbow Hazy IPA

Saw this at Total Wine here in Charlotte, North Carolina and purchased it. This is New Sarum The People’s Elbow Hazy IPA, 7.0% ABV brewed with coconut and Lactose. The People’s Elbow Hazy IPA pours a yellow slightly hazy color with a two finger white head with sweet coconut aromas with pineapple. It has a tropic bubble gum like smell to it. Taste is nice with a sweetness up front with a coconut and some pineapple in the middle of the mouth with some light bitter/hoppy notes on the back of the mouth that are subtle with a nice bittersweet hoppy finish that is tropical with a nice tropical sweet aftertaste that lingers a little. New Surnum Brewing The People’s Elbow Hazy IPA is on the easy drinking side of things and is refreshing but not so much cause it is 7% ABV not bad and doesn’t really drink that much like a beer of that ABV level. I give New Sarum Brewing Company The People’s Elbow Hazy IPA an A+. The coconut and lactose go well together and make a great tasty beer. I really recommend New Sarum Brewing Company The People’s Elbow Hazy IPA and have already finished off all four that I bought! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!