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Saturday, July 22, 2017

21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah IPA

88 BA score on Beer Advocate. 94 overall and 75 style scores on RateBeer. 3.86 out of 5 on Untappd.

We are huge fans of IPA and love our hops like anyone else, but we also like to have fun. Our Blah Blah Blah IPA is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the popularity of this style and all the sub-styles that have become part of craft beer conversations and offerings.
This is a deep gold color, double IPA (of course) and jammed packed with hop flavors and aromas. With nine different hop varietals, on top of late-kettle boil additions, this beer has a juicy, hop chewy flavor.
IPAs are here to stay and Blah Blah Blah in many ways is a tribute to their prevalence and popularity and we love it. So, grab yourself a Blah Blah Blah IPA and celebrate this plentiful style and hoppy indulgence.

Alcohol Content
8%

Color
Deep Gold

Bitterness Units (IBUS)
65

Bittering Hops
Chinook

Flavor Hops
Centennial, MandarinaBavaria, Cascade, Equinox, Moteuka, Mosaic, Citra

Yeast
Ale Yeast

Malts
Pilsner, Golden Promise, Honey Malt, White Wheat, Vienna

Found a beer I hadn't seen before at Savor Pint. $10.99 for a 6 pack of Blah Blah Blah. Thought it was a brand new beer from 21st Amendment. Seems like it has been out for a few years.



Generally like most of the offerings from 21st Amendment. Don't consider their Hell Or High Watermelon a beer. To me, it is something created by Satan himself.




Do like the colors on the packaging. Like how they even put Guacamole IPA on the packaging.

PBR swillers will see guacamole listed and actually think there is actual guacamole in the beer. They'll be turned off, because guacamole has more flavor than PBR could even wish for.

Also the proper way to drink PBR.

What happens to PBR drinkers.

What happens when PBR drinkers go to the bathroom.

But what do you expect out of PBR drinkers, when they do the above every Friday night.

And here is their Saturday night. That's just the guys.

Never accept items from a PBR drinker. You never know how they carry things.

For some reason they like to measure their weiners.

PBR drinkers do know their fashion.

Only thing to say to PBR drinkers.

It has to be said while doing these gestures.


As with the packaging, do like the colors on the cans.






Only thing is that the can is a bit on the wordy side. That just made PBR drinkers pass out. They don't like reading. Makes their thinking box hurt.

Poured into a Great Divide Brewing glass. Decent head and lacing. Aroma is on the piney hop side. Tiny bit of citrus.

Blah Blah Blah does have some citrus to the taste. Grapefruit and orange seems to be the citrus to it. Little bit of caramel like malt. Does have a very pleasant bitterness to it. Bitterness does linger a bit. Doesn't seem like an 8% ABV beer. Bit of a smoother drinking beer than I expected. Less boozy than I thought it would be. Rated it 4.25 out of 5 on Untappd.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Flying Monkeys Juicy Ass IPA

84 overall and 70 style scores on RateBeer. 85 BA score on Beer Advocate. 3.82 out of 5 on Untappd.

INSIDE THE RECIPE

ABV 6.5%
IBUs 69
Malts 2-Row Pale Malt, Carared, and Wheat Malt
Hops Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus


SERVE WITH
Perfect for North America’s favourite fried or rich pub foods, classic fish ‘n chips, Indian curries, caramelized grilled meats, and creamy cheeses like brie or gorgonzola.

TASTE
With CTZ, Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops in the boil; more Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe steeping in the whirlpool; and an additional dry-hopping of these same sweet succulent hops, Juicy Ass glistens with an unfiltered golden colour erupting with aromas of tangerine, pine, citrus, and a touch of caramel. Fat bready malts join in the sassy, slightly hazy body of the medium-paced carbonation in this 6.5% beer followed by a suggestively plump, resinous hop finish.


STYLE
Craft Beer enthusiasts have a cult-like obsession with the IPA. Once a beer lover graduates to the enjoyment of this resinous hoppy brew, there’s no turning back. Not ‘roided up with bitterness, this hazy, unfiltered brew celebrates juicy IPAs with an ambrosia of fruity hops creating a smooth flavourful brew dripping with hop goodness, not just harsh IBUs.


Picked up a single 16 ounce can at Savor Pint for $3.49.



Who honestly could resist a beer by the name of Juicy Ass?


Don't come across a lot of beers from Flying Monkeys. The few that I've tried have been just alright. Not ones I would rush out to get again. Do really like the artwork on their stuff.

PBR drinkers are probably throwing a fit over Juicy Ass, since it is a Canadian beer. Probably chanting "This is 'Murica". They probably forgot PBR is owned by those commie pinko russians.

Of course PBR are currently thinking the above.

Us real beer drinkers have to show them the pimp hand.

Then they start dancing to some sort of EDM.

Then they start thinking about the important things in life.

Then us actual beer drinkers have to give them some truth.

Juicy Ass was poured into an English Pub glass. Really great head. Lacing could've been better. Some light grapefruit to it. Hops are in there as well.

Taste does have some grapefruit to it. Seems like there is a bit of lemon in there as well. Wish the citrus was a little stronger than what it is. Does have some pleasant bitterness to it. With an IBU of 69, bitterness was expected. Rated it 3.5 out of 5. Bitterness was the best part of the beer. Citrus should have been stronger. That's what brought the rating down for me. Decent drinker, not one I would rush out to get again.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Three Floyds Necron 99 IPA

87 BA score on Beer Advocate. 94 overall and 92 style scores on RateBeer. 3.91 out of 5 on Untappd.

NECRON 99

An interplanetary IPA

ABV 7.3% IBU 61


Recently picked up a 6 pack of Three Floyds Necron 99 from Savor Pint. $12.99 for the beer.


It seems that Savor Pint has been picking up quite a bit more Three Floyds beers than usual.


When reading the packaging, I thought it said Scotch style ale. Got confused when the website listed it as an IPA. Realized after a while, it is listed as a Scortch style ale.



Do like the colors and the graphics on the packaging. Just not a fan of how Three Floyds did the name of the beer. Had a little trouble reading it. Same thing with Yum Yum.

PBR drinkers don't care that much about other beers.

Perfect response to those PBR swilling coworkers.

Don't want to get involved in any of their "hobbies".

Like weddings they are involved in.

Or even the music they like.

Or their selfie taking.

No one wants to adopt a PBR drinker.

Of course I went back to Green Lawn Cemetery recently.



There is a 235 year old Bur Oak.


Dr. Benjamin Gard is technically the oldest grave at the cemetery. He is the the second overall burial, and first adult burial. The first burial, a child, is no longer at the cemetery.




Thomas Blakiston
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Blakiston


Saw this one and knew I hadn't had it before. When I thought it was a "scotch style ale", I figured it was worth at least a try.



Since Three Floyds was always hard to find here, I had to get them, even when I wasn't a fan of the style.

Poured with a decent amount of head. Lacing was alright. Do get some slight citrus. Not enough citrus to determine any particular citrus. Some caramel malt.

Taste seems to have some light grapefruit to it. Wish it had more than what it does. Caramel like malt seems to be in there more than the citrus, Some very light bitterness towards the end. It's not one of my most favorite Three Floyds beers. Still a decent drinker. Rated it 3.75 out of 5.