Peak Organic Brewing Co. The Juice Pale Ale
Canned on 5/12/17 (reviewed on 7/13/17). ABV 5.6%
Color: Pineapple Juice, Hazy, Finger Width Head
Smell: Mango, Guava, Pineapple, Peach, Tropical Fruits
Taste: Floral, Hops
Aftermath: Dry Mouth
Experience: I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it (name that movie)! No, but really this beer is effing amazing! This is my summer time beer all day. The nose on this beer is ridiculous and the taste is so well balanced. I would think that this beer is an IPA but it is not and I have to say officially this is my favorite all time Pale Ale! I am just so blown away. We have many cases left at work and it is not really selling and that’s okay because that means more for me! Ha. Grade 5/5! First perfect score!
Some of you may wonder if I really call beer brews. I don’t. I use the term brew only when I am joking around with friends and ask for a brewski bra! Ha. But this blog is brew review vs. beer review for a couple reasons. One, website domain can look off and be written wrong with the double “rr.” Second, Brew Review flows off the tongue better than Beer Review. It also just looks better with the double “ew.” I have been told I have a visual eye and see things differently than others.
Okay, let’s get into the crew review. I wanted to compare the different style of Pale Ale’s and also wanted to try our two new limited time beers from Oskar Blues Brewery. We started with the Pilsner style then went into The Juice, Dale’s Pale Ale, and Sierra Nevada (to really compare).
Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils
ABV 3.5% IBUs 35
Notes: Looked light, bubbly and like apple juice. Got citrus, malt and floral on the nose. Tasted sweet with lemon zest. Not a huge fan of pilsner and didn’t find this to be very exciting. Some of the crew members really liked and bought some to bring home!
Peak Organic The Juice Pale Ale
Notes: Poured out like pineapple and hazy. The nose had mango, papaya, and peaches. It was floral and bitter on the tongue. A dry mouth on the end. I was all about this beer! I will be doing a review in full later this week on this beer.
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
ABV 6.5% IBUs 65
Notes: Amber, Gold colored with malt and citrus on the nose. Medium body and could taste the malt. It had hops up front and toasted nuts on the pallet.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
ABV 5.6% IBUs 38
Notes: Looked like apple juice, amber colored. Had pine and citrus on the nose. Tasted sweet, light and refreshing.
I had a hard time comparing the last two pale ales. I couldn’t pick up a lot of notes in the nose and my pallet was a little off. The crew really liked the Pilsner and the crew favorite was THE JUICE!! This was my favorite as well and was stocked to try it again.
Clown Shoes Space Cake DIPA
Bottled on 3/15/17 ( the day before my 30th birthday! Reviewed on 7/9/17). ABV 9%
Color: Hazy, Amber Gold, Finger Width Head, Soapy Head
Smell: Mango, Carmel (Malt)
Taste: Candy, Bitter
Experience: I was really nervous at first to try this beer because the bottle date was 4 months ago and the general rule is 90 days. But then I thought to myself before I knew more about beer I never paid attention the dates and what they meant and still enjoyed the beers. So I dove into the review; glad I did! This beer was very good and the flavor profile was so unique and new to me. Enjoyed every sip and want to try a bottle with a date within the 90-day rule to compare. Cheers! Grade 4.8/5.
House of Pendragon Iron Patriot New England DIPA
Growler (filled 7/4/17, the first day released). Special Release. ABV 8%
Color: Hazy, Pineapple Juice, No Head
Smell: Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Citrus
Taste: Grapefruit, Tangerine, Pineapple, Juicy
Aftermath: Pineapple, Hoppy, Alcohol, Dry Mouth
Experience: I am just getting introduced to New England hazy style of IPAs and I am enjoying them! It also is a great style to introduce people to IPAs that are not huge on hops. They are juicy and refreshing. I want more juice bombs! But very unique to my pallet and I am enjoying trying different styles of IPAs.