Beer Review #77

House of Pendragon The Good Batch Imperial Red IPA

Canned. ABV 8%

Appearance: Crystal clear, Deep red with a finger width soapy head

Aroma: Sweet (Malt)

Palate: Hoppy, Little Sweetness

Finish: Slightly dry from hops

Experience: This was a special release for May the fourth be with you…Star Wars day. I was looking forward this release because I love Star Wars and I was interested in this style of beer. Lately I have been finding more and more red IPAs but I have never had a imperial red IPA. The color on this beer was fantastic and it was very well balanced beer. The maltiness did not over power the beer and the hops were able to come through on your palate. Really enjoyed this beer! Score: 4.5/5.

Beer Review #77

House of Pendragon The Good Batch Imperial Red IPA

Canned. ABV 8%

Appearance: Crystal clear, Deep red with a finger width soapy head

Aroma: Sweet (Malt)

Palate: Hoppy, Little Sweetness

Finish: Slightly dry from hops

Experience: This was a special release for May the fourth be with you…Star Wars day. I was looking forward this release because I love Star Wars and I was interested in this style of beer. Lately I have been finding more and more red IPAs but I have never had a imperial red IPA. The color on this beer was fantastic and it was very well balanced beer. The maltiness did not over power the beer and the hops were able to come through on your palate. Really enjoyed this beer! Score: 4.5/5.

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.