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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Boulevard Single Wide IPA

84 BA and 84 Bros scores on Beer Advocate. 93 overall and 89 style scores on RateBeer.

Single-Wide I.P.A.
Style: American India Pale Ale
Availability: Year-round, Bottles and Draught
Locations: Try our Beer Finder
Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A. is our take on a style that originated in 18th century Great Britain. This American version—inspired by our Smokestack Series Double-Wide I.P.A.—boasts a heady combination of six varieties of hops, some of which were employed for dry-hopping.

Color (EBC) 16.2
Bitterness (IBUs) 57
Original Gravity (Plato) 13.2
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 3
Alcohol (ABV) 5.7%
CO2 - Bottles 2.6 vol. (5.1 g/L)
CO2 - Kegs 2.55 vol. (5.0 g/L)

A six pack purchase from Savor Pint on Friday. Did try Boulevard's 80 Acre wheat beer a few weeks ago and wasn't impressed. Figured $8.99 wasn't bad for a six pack, even if I didn't like the beer. At least I could drink a few and give the rest away.

Could give some of it to PBR drinkers. It's clear they don't like good beer. Bass drinkers are just as bad.

After all, PBR is now a commie pinko beer. All a part of the Communist party.

What else does communisn lead to?

Listening to bad music.

Thinking Vulgar Display of Power is  good album full of actual songs.

Having low standards in beer.

Contracting Bieber fever.

Thinking football is a sport.


And finally being attracted to the above.



Us actual beer drinkers are good ol' americans.

What's more American than Sixpoint Resin?

Any beer from Sixpoint are fine American beers.

Being good ol' Americans leads us to be fans of the following.

Apple pie.

Baseball.

Grandma.

And actual great American hard rock bands like King's X.

Amen brother.



Three of the best hard rock albums produced.

Suck it, commie pinko PBR drinkers.

I'm glad that the box includes instructions on how to open and close the box. Because PBR drinkers would have a hell of time figuring that out. At least there were pictures on the box on how to do it. PBR drinkers can't read. They just look at all the pretty pictures.




Do like the box the bottles come in. Handles help to carry. With the bottles being enclosed that ensures that the bottles don't slide out if it gets overturned.



Think it is the first time I've come across graphics inside the lids of a beer box. So far am impressed with the packaging from Boulevard.


Then I came across what the caps said. Pry Off Cap. Use Opener. What's the story behind them having to put that on their caps. Probably them damn PBR drinkers. They aren't to bottles that aren't twist off. Should have put pictures on how to open the bottle for those non reader PBR drinkers.



Thing with the name of the beer is that it isn't very appealing.

Who wants to drink a beer named after a style of mobile home? Put down your hands PBR drinkers. You're raising your hand in front of a computer screen.

Go back to drink the PBR with your pet worms.





Graphics are at least eye catching.

Poured with a fizzy head that quickly goes away. Very little lacing. Color is golden. Reminds me too much of the goat piss that is PBR.

Aroma has some slight citrusy notes to it. Along with some pine and a bit of malt. Not very impressive. Taste follows the aroma. Some light citrus notes. It seems to be a bit malt forward to me. Mainly some cracker like malt. That is not something I look for in an IPA. I tend to go for IPA beers that are more hop forward. Some bitterness does come through at the end. That doesn't save the beer for me. Single Wide seems more like a starter IPA beer more than anything, It's for people who want to try an IPA but aren't into the bitterness. Rated it 2.5 out of 5 on Untappd. It is an average beer, nothing more.




Friday, January 30, 2015

Sixpoint Bengali

90 BA score on Beer Advocate. 94 overall and 92 style scores on RateBeer under the name Bengali Tiger.


Bengali
...While we could suggest what food this beer pairs well with,
or which glass to serve it in, the most important thing to remember is: even though we may take beer very seriously, we don't take ourselves too seriously. It's Mad Science.

ABV
6.5%

IBU
69

SRM
11

A 6 pack purchase from Savor Pint a few weeks ago. Figured it was time to get into it. Bengali appears to be a slightly updated recipe of Sixpoint's Bengali Tiger.

No, it's not a reference to the Cincinnati Bengals.

There is one group of people that would think that:
PBR drinkers.

I still maintain that PBR is what lead to killing Patrick Swayze. What else would have given him the cancer?

I mean come on! First it's a PBR commercial. Secondly it features disco music. Although disco music is still more metal than Pantera.

When I have a conversation with somebody over beer and then they bring up that they bring up Bass or PBR being a good beer.

It is like the Bass or PBR drinker kind of ended up doing this. Close but no cigar.

What happens with PBR drinkers.

PBR drinkers do consider Adam Sandler to be the funniest person ever.

He hasn't been funny since his days on MTV's Remote Control.

Colin Quinn was also on Remote Control.

Who could forget Kari Wurher?

Ken Ober was the host.

Ken Ober also appeared in the Blues Traveler video for Hook.





Sixpoint's graphics on their packaging have always been simple yet effective. I think Sixpoint was among the first brewers I encountered that used QR codes on their products. QR codes and UPC codes are different.

Unlike Sixpoint, PBR was known for lying to it's customers. Cold Beer? Really? Could PBR ever be considered beer?

Calling PBR a beer is like calling Pantera metal. Or football a sport.

Again with the Red Bull style cans. Still must get a raging boner over these style cans.

Is a standard size can not good enough for Sixpoint? Apparently not.

If they like the off sized cans, why didn't they do one the size of a beer bottle? After all, it is a bit over half the size of a bottle. These style cans do have one advantage, it's not in a PBR can.




Do have to say that I'm not a fan of the silver cans. There seems to be a ton of silver cans out there. I'm sure there could be other colors used.

Resin comes in green packaging.

Hi-Res comes in gold packaging. Both are amongst the best beers ever made.

Whereas PBR cans are good for squirrel canoes.

Poured into a Savor Growl pint glass. Didn't pour it hard enough so I didn't get the biggest head. It lead to not having the best lacing.

Color is a bit golden, bordering on very light amber. Aroma has plenty of citrus. Orange along with some pineapple. Very slight malt. Some pine notes are there as well. Overall, a nice smelling beer. Taste is really well done. Elements of citrus, pine and just enough malt. Pineapple and orange seem to be the dominant citrus flavors. Pine is present and isn't overwhelming. Just enough cracker like malt is there to be detectable. A very drinkable beer. Rated it 4.5 out of 5 on Untappd.

Current reading:

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright. Going to read the book before the documentary comes out on HBO in a few months. As an atheist, I have never been a big fan of religion. I can see certain aspects as being helpful to certain people. What people believe is up to them, as long as it doesn't harm anybody else. It does seems that the higher ups at Scientology don't see it that way.