Beer Review #72

New Glory Craft Brewery Gummy Worms Chewy Pale Ale

Canned. Date Not Recorded. ABV 5.8%

Appearance: Straw, Hazy, Slight Carbonation, Finger width soapy head

Aroma: Candy, Tropical

Palate: Mango, Candy, Grassy, Orange Peel

Finish: Sweet, Slight Bitter

Experience: New Glory puts out some consistent beers and this pale ale packs a lot of flavor. The name stands true as it really reminded of eating gummy worms with light hints of a hazy IPA profile. Score: 4.5/5.

Brew Review #48

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Against the Grain Brewery A Beer Extra American Pale Ale 

Canned. No Date. ABV 4.5%

Color: Amber, Hazy, Finger Width Head

Smell: Citrus, Lemon Peel

Taste: Crackers, Light Body

Aftermath: Smooth, Plain, Slight Stout Consistency, Citrus

Experience: Totale can buy! No date on can so I do not know how old this beer is which sucks because I can’t tell if the taste is from old beer or that is just what the beer tastes like. It is not a bad beer just not a lot going on. The nose is misleading vs. the taste of the beer. Easy drinking beer for the lake or pool. Grade 3.8/5.

Brew Review #44

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Modern Times Oneida Hoppy Sessionable Pale Ale 

Canned on 6/9/17 (reviewed 8/9/17). ABV 5.8% IBUs 50

Color: Hazy, Gold, Finger Width Head

Smell: Slight Dank, Earthy (good)

Taste: Cirtus, Floral

Aftermath: Juicy, Smooth, Dry Mouth

Experience: The can says call me an IPA if you want. Ha. I give it the respect to call it a hoppy, sessionable, pale ale. Damn you Modern Times you have done it again with a great beer. I always look forward to having a new beer from this brewery. Great beer! Grade 5/5.

Brew Review #42

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Clown Shoes Beer Baked Goods Hoppy Pale Ale

Canned 6/21/17 (reviewed 8/9/17). ABV 5.5% IBUs 50

Color: Hazy, Amber, Gold, Two Finger Head

Smell: Citrus, Sweet

Taste: Sweet, Pineapple, Light Body

Aftermath: Light Hops, Smooth, Pineapple Juice

Experience: I was excited when I saw hoppy pale ale. I have had much success with this style and I was excited to dive in. This pale ale was very refreshing. This was my second beer from them and really enjoyed this one more than the last one I had. I truly enjoy a hop style of pale ales because the malt backbone is so light to zero (I feel like). Grade 4.8/5.

Sunday Tastings

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We got a new red ale and we had not done a tasting in a few weeks so it was time to do a tasting! We compared two reds, two pale ale’s, and tried an IPA and a new Oktoberfest. I have reviewed a few of these beers but always fun to do comparisons with the team and beers that they have not tried.

Beers Tasted:

Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest
ABV 6% IBUs 30
Notes: Dark golden in color, a lot of malts (for me) but actually balanced well and did not mind compared to other Oktoberfest German styles that I have had in the past.

Tioga-Sequoia Firefall Red
ABV 5.2% IBUs 20
Notes: Malt profile with a crisp refreshing hop balance is what the description said. I got malt but no hop balance. I remember the beer being very just flat at the end. I use to enjoy red ambers/ales but have not really tried too many recently. Think it would be a good idea to start exploring “old” styles I use to enjoy before IPAs.

Drive Thru Red Dry Hopped Red Ale
ABV 7.2% IBUs 42
Notes: I was interested to try a red ale that had the dry hopped process. Well, more malt than hops and very rich. Not a huge fan but others seemed to enjoy it.

Lagunitas Pale Ale New DogTown (see review) & Coronado Brewing Co. Easy Up Pale (see review)

Green Fog Brewing Organic IPA
ABV 6.5%
Notes: Was not very impressed by this at all. Did not have a lot of characteristics of an IPA or flavor. Did not see if there was a bottling date on this beers (assuming not) but that could have been the issue as well.