Barley Forge has made a nice home for itself in Orange County. This is one of my favorite easy drinking India Pale Ales as it goes for flavorful versus bitter. Some claim hints of orange and pear, but it doesn’t taste fruity to me at all. Don’t let its mild manner fool you though as […]
Best stout and best milk stout I’ve ever tasted. Toasty, smooth, creamy all at the same time. Even though it came in a bottle, it tastes like it’s straight out of a tap.
Duchesse de Bourgonne Sour Belgian. Imagine a Diet Coke mixed with dry vermouth and cherry pop rocks. My first, second, and third reactions were that I absolutely hated it. After an hour and if you take a small sip, you might be able to appreciate some of the craftsmanship that went into it, but it’s […]
I got 4 bottles and a glass for Christmas. The box that it came in came with a whole variety of rules on what exact angle to hold the glass and for how long, which position to store it, and what exact temperature to store it. Not being one to follow the rules, I splashed […]
By Indian style I thought they meant IPA and not necessarily a dark, flavored, spicy curry. I can’t tell yet if it actually is curry, but it’s got an amazingly unique nose and a spicy afterbite that’s warm, calm, and re-assuring. This one’s worth a try, but completely 180 degrees from what I was expecting. […]
Elysian is my new favorite brewer. Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA is not. It’s more saccharin than a vanilla at sea on nitrogen. It’s drinkable, but so is Stella when you need to.
I have a lot of go-to beers. Sculpin IPA is one as long as there’s no fruit in it. Coronado Idiot is just one of my all time favorites. San Clemente Left Coast’s beer is just the right beer at the right time. It’s better than Pizza Port’s Kook, 6.5% by volume. Some nice crisp […]
I remember the Greeter at the pottery shop used to wave at everybody driving through town. 3 or 4 decades later, they are using his likeness on their label. Malty, drinkable, though it reminds me of a fresh harvest hopped beer. 34 IBUs, 6.3%
In a world of popular session IPAs this is a real IPA, thank goodness someone brewed a complex IPA which as rich as you can get. It’s got all the taste of a West coast DIPA, but the smoothness of a regular IPA with some bite of citrus and pine. This beer is so rich […]