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Friday, October 31, 2014

Deschutes Hop Trip

93 BA and 99 Bros scores on Beer Advocate. 97 overall and 99 style scores on RateBeer.

A purchase from Savor Pint last week. Just getting into it now.

Each year around Labor Day, Deschutes brewers high-tail it over the pass to Doug Weather’s hop fields near Salem for the harvest. After bagging these aromatic jewels, we hustle back and toss them into the brew kettles within four hours of picking. Our reward: a pale ale with a uniquely bright citrus punch and fall spice. It’s something only Deschutes would take past the idle-talk stage. Brewed with Salmon Safe Hops

Malt: NW Pale, Extra Special, Cara-Munich, Carapils
Hops: Nugget, Centennial, Fresh Crystal

Alc. 5.9% | IBUs 38

With it being Halloween, I just couldn't bring myself to drinking a pumpkin beer. I couldn't find Night Of The Living Stout.

Speaking of Halloween:
As Dan Ackroyd asked in the Twilight Zone movie - Do You Want To See Something Scary? Warning: Please skip down farther if you have young kids around or are just squeamish.

Oh the horror of Lil Wayne, the murderer of Hip Hop. I know, the pic is horrific.


Lil Wayne sucks more than Jenna Jameson ever did in her movies.



Preach it, Screech Powers.


Typical Lil Wayne fan:



The boys from the show have better dance moves.

Zack Attack even had better music than Lil Wayne could ever hope for.

At least Justin Bieber recognizes that.

But Bierber, much like Lil Wayne and his fans suffer from one thing:
They also have a related condition.

There is two cures.

As for the hippity hoppity music:



For Rock:
Rock isn't dead. Lil Wayne hasn't murdered it. Pantera almost did.



When I bought the 6 pack, Savor Pint had just recently got it in. Have been seeing more and more fresh hop/wet hop beers. Don't know if breweries are starting to jump on the bandwagon or what. But I do like the wet hop beers.



As people have noticed, this ain't one of those crappy Christmas ales that are starting to come out. Halloween isn't over. Christmas ales are one of those types of beers that I look down on. Along with pumpkin beers, fruity flavored beers and light.lite beers are all drunk by the same type of people. They are drunk by people who say they like beer but don't. Basically they like beer that doesn't actually taste like beer. What I call the Zima crowd.

Why be a part of the Zima crowd? If regular beer makes you bloated, you're drinking it wrong.

Actually did a too hard of a pour from the first bottle. The head overflowed. Pours somewhat of a copperish/amerish color. Very nice head with nice lacing. Aroma has a light floral smell. Some malt is present. Taste has some citrus to it. Not a strong citrus, but it is there. A little bit of malt. Finishes with a light hoppiness. IBU is only 38, so it's not overly bitter. Taste seems to be a bit more towards a session beer, nothing too heavy. Rated it 4 out of 5.

Suggested listening:

Anything King's X. Some covers are below. They have many more albums.





Thursday, October 30, 2014

Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA

91 BA and 92 Bros scores on Beer Advocate. 99 overall and 98 style scores on RateBeer.

A beer brewed with hemp seeds?

Makes me want to open a bag of munchies. Hemp is related to a certain smokeable.

Something Pantera and Snoop Dog fans know all about.
What else would Pantera fans smoke? They need something to help listen to the "music". It also leads to some interesting ideas.

People do need to be on drugs to think Lil Wayne didn't kill hip hop.


A screeching cat could do better hip hop.

People who disagree have a bad case of swag.



Don't know what to say about that.

Spidey has it right.

Also anyone who knows anything about music would get the above pic.

DESCRIPTION
Toasted, chocolaty dark malts align with an astronomical amount of hops.

STORY
Named Utah's Centennial Star in 1996, Dubhe (pronounced Doo-bee) illuminates the front of the big dipper from 124 light years away. Dubhe, also known as Alpha Ursae Majoris, is a red giant that appears orange in color and has a mass 4x that of the sun

ALCOHOL
9.2% ABV

IBU
109

SRM
110

A recent purchase from Savor Growl. Have had beers from Uinta before. Hop Nosh is a quality beer. Weird thing I don't associate beer along with Utah. After all, Utah is the land of the Osmonds.

The beer name does make me think of a rock group.
Of course rock music existed before 1990. Yep, it predated 1990 by about 35 years.






At an IBU of 109, it is above Sixpoint's Resin beer at 103. But Resin is too bitter? Hmmmm......... Of course anything that isn't PBR is way too bitter.

This pic perfectly points out the taste of PBR.

It applies to liking the taste of PBR.

Poured into an IPA glass. The glass is from a brewery that shall not be named again on this blog. Nice head with amazing lacing. Color is a dark amber. Not really black. Nice citrus aromas that mix well with the hops and the toasted malts. Taste follows the aroma. Citrus is grapefruit like. Nice toasted malts. Fine bitter dry finish. While the ABV is 9.2%, the alcohol is high but has a nice warming sensation to it. Overall a nice, drinkable beer. Rated it 4 out of 5.